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Professional Learning and Technology Research

The Innovation Division empowers leaders and staffs with technology innovation, effectiveness, and efficiencies. The Professional Learning and Technology Research team coordinates and promotes the development of professional learning opportunities related to technology solutions facilitating the improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness related to information technology. Our team researches and leads evaluation of emerging trends in technology and effective uses of technology. There is a dedication to researching and mobilizing innovative, learner-centered, and equitable learning technologies.

As the world of work and learning evolves, this unit focuses on developing modern workplace skill development approaches that support the changing nature of work. Our team is committed to supporting all the ways we learn and thereby supporting innovation, effectiveness, and efficiencies across the Innovation Division, SDCOE, and county school districts. 

The team strives to maximize human and operational resources to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of SDCOE and San Diego County K-12 schools and districts innovative practices to create meaningful change. Through workshops, networks, and coaching, the team supports educators and staff at SDCOE and throughout San Diego county schools to develop, learn from, and scale innovative and effective approaches to serving our districts' diverse and highest-needs students. Through professional learnings, networks and partnerships, we hope to empower education innovation by both seeding innovative promising practices/strategies and bringing proven approaches to scale. Our adult learning model enhances collective teacher efficacy, the collective belief of teachers, administrators, and staff in their ability to positively affect students.

Collective teacher efficacy is the primary factor influencing student achievement.
(John Hattie, Visible Learning, 2018)

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Professional Learning Services

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IDEO's Teachers Guild & School Retool San Diego Chapter 


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Interest/Registration Information

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Zoom Information Session Registration links  

Design Thinking

Design Thinking Professional Learnings and Experiences

Liberatory Design - Toolkit for Designing for Equity

Engaging in Empathy with the Student Shadowing Project

Technology and Productivity 

Productivity and Collaboration Tools for Administrators and Educators

Trending Technology Tools for Educators (including the following)

- Top 10 Trending Tools

- Zoom into Excellence

- Office 365 Training, Coaching, and Support

- Ways AI is Built into Office 365

- Channel your Communication with Slack 

- Engage, Collaborate, and Empower with FlipGrid

- Visual Notetaking: Beginners Guide to Sketchnote

- Flip Learning with Edpuzzle

- Padlet for Collaborative Learning

Adobe Creative Suite Training Lab 

- AI Drawing Made Easy with AutoDraw

Equity and Accessibility

Website and Content Accessibility Training

Creating Accessible Documents, Presentations and Mixed Media

Content Accessibility 101: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe PDF, and Mixed Media

Learning Management System

Canvas LMS Course Development and Tech Integration

Canvas Administrator Training

Canvas Instructor Training

Canvas Course Designer Training

Camp Canvas for Staff

Coding in Schools Professional Learning Program

Coding in the Classroom Professional Learning


Apple Learning Leaders Network

IDEO Teachers Guild and d. School K12 Lab School Retool Chapter (Begins Fall 2019)

Management and Support

SDCOE Learning Hub - SDCOE Internal Training and Resource Repository 

SDCOE OMS Management and Support

SDCOE Canvas LMS Management and Support 

Upcoming Professional Learning

Trainings will be listed soon.