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What is a Practitioner School?

The Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) is committed to reimagining instructional technology support to schools as they continue making shifts to cultivate effective 21st-century instruction. Following the ITI Task Force Recommendations, ITI developed the Practitioner Schools (PS) model to reimagine and exemplify how schools can leverage digital tools to create rigorous and personalized learning environments for all learners.

For more information, view the Instructional Technology Initiative's webpage.


2021-2022 Practitioner Schools 6.0: Creative Communicator

Canoga Park Elementary is proud to be part of the Practitioner Schools PS 6.0 Creative Communicator Program!

The Practitioner Schools (PS) 6.0 Creative Communicator Program focuses on strategically and systematically ensuring that L.A. Unified students are granted intentional exposure to leveraging digital resources and to developing and integrating foundational 21st century practices within the K-12 classrooms.


2020-2021 Practitioner Schools 5.0: Digital Citizen

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Canoga Park Elementary proudly participated in the PS 5.0 Digital Citizen Program!

The Practitioner Schools (PS) 5.0 Digital Citizen Program focuses on strategically and systematically ensuring that L.A. Unified students are granted intentional exposure to leveraging digital resources and to developing and integrating foundational 21st century practices within the K-12 classrooms. The goal is to create learning experiences that grant students opportunities to be interconnected and practice 21st century skills, computer science education, digital citizenship and dispositions on a daily basis.


2018-2019 Practitioner Schools 4.0: Innovate Designer

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Canoga Park Elementary proudly participated in the 4.0 Innovative Designer Program!

The Practitioner Schools 4.0 Program is designed to promote collaboration and learner agency and to challenge teachers to continuously learn and reflect upon their instructional practices. As participants of the program, school sites will use the ISTE Standards for Students to guide their work as they actively participate in the following:

- Collaborate in exploring local and global issues that impact schools, using collaborative technologies to find effective solutions and increase student achievement.
- Provide students with learning opportunities to practice Global Collaborator skills on a daily basis, thereby granting students the ability to build proficiency in 21st-century practices for success.
- Enhance and improve collaborative teaching and learning practices by strategically leveraging digital resources through 21st-century lesson design.


2017-2018 Practitioner Schools 2.0: Leading with Computational Thinking

PS 2.0

Canoga Park Elementary proudly participated in the 2.0 Leading with Computational Thinking Program!

In alignment with the ​ISTE Standards for Students​ and ​K-12 Computer Science Framework and Practices​, the Practitioner Schools 2.0 goals are as follows:

- Collaborate in the creation of interdisciplinary lesson design through a cycle of reflection-and-refinement with an emphasis on creating engaging learning environments and increasing student achievement.
- Provide students with learning opportunities to practice their computational thinking, argumentation, and debugging mindset on a daily basis thereby granting students the ability to build proficiency in 21st century skills and practices for success.
- Enhance and improve teaching and learning practices by strategically leveraging digital resources through 21st century lesson design.
- Provide collaboration among other Practitioner Schools, which includes inquiry group meetings centered on lesson study, action research, text-based discussions and other activities to convene in common dialogues about the intentional embedding of computational thinking, argumentation, and debugging mindset in the K-8 curriculum.