One hundred educators learned how to create lesson plans using Google Slides and implement collaborative testing with Kahoot! and Quizzizz on June 16 at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies for Lynwood Unified’s second annual Lynwood Educators’ Technology Summit (LETS), where LUSD instructors and representatives from global technology companies presented methods for integrating technology into the classroom.
“Technology is a huge part of every career out there, so it is essential for our teachers to be knowledgeable in these latest tech areas,” Lynwood Unified Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite said. “Our top priority is preparing our students for college and careers, and they are showing us that they are leaving our campuses equipped for today’s workforce thanks to our teachers and administrators.”
K-12 teachers from Lynwood Unified schools discussed how they have implemented Google Suite, Web 2.0 tools and coding in their classrooms, while education representatives from Edlio, Newsela, Google and Apple shared about creative test-taking platforms, Google Slides and using iPads to teach students the essences of block coding.
“Our LETS conference really is a celebration of the entire teaching journey,” Lynwood Unified digital learning coach Kathleen Graham said. “It is important for us to share with the Lynwood community and the world what Lynwood Unified is capable of. Our teachers are making the learning process more enjoyable than they ever imagined through technology and online resources.”
Lynwood Unified spent an entire year planning for the LETS conference, gauging teacher understanding of technology and coordinating with industry professionals to host workshops.
“This conference is so valuable for our teachers and administrators, because we want to make sure all students are technology confident by the time they leave our district,” Lynwood Unified Board President Alma-Delia Renteria said. “This is the future of education, and I am so proud to see our teachers and administrators tackle these complex teaching methods head-on.”