Professional Learning and Technology Research

A department of the Innovation Division at the San Diego County Office of Education





  1. Our Why: 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. 
  2. Our Mission: The PLTR team achieves meaningful impact by researching and mobilizing innovative, learner-centered, and equitable learning technologies.
  3. Our Work: Our 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.
Professional Learning and Technology Research

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. 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.

Professional Learnings, Courses, and Trainings

Innovative Canvas Micro-courses
Canvas Micro-courses

The San Diego County Office of Education Innovation Division is offering educators, administrators, and district staff professional learning micro-courses and trainings to help with Canvas LMS.

SDCOE Innovative Digital Learning
Innovative Digital Learnings

Whether you are supporting districts, staff, or students directly, our Innovative Digital Learning series will help you strengthen your modern workplace skills, improve your team's collaboration, hone your organizational capabilities, and develop your work efficiency. Our Innovative Digital Learnings are centered around the National Equity Project’s Liberatory Design principles to increase innovation and equitable learning practices for distance learning. As such, throughout the series, educators will learn tools, platforms, and techniques to improve and customize instruction for all students.


Staci Block
Staci Block, Ed.D.
Coordinator, Professional Learning and Technology Research
Andy Quintana
Andy Quintana
Instructional Technology Specialist
Carrie Lane
Carrie Lane
Instructional Technology Specialist

"Collective teacher efficacy is the primary factor influencing student achievement."
-- John Hattie



We are a collaborative team focused on accelerating, scaling, and amplifying the number and speed of innovations coming from the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). We provide support to district and school leaders, staff, students, and the greater San Diego community to translate ideas into impact and generate new solutions at every level. 

The San Diego County Office of Education is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. SDCOE does not discriminate in its employment practices or educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, physical or mental disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender/transgender identity and expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information, a perception of one or more of such characteristics, association with a person of group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law as applicable to educational services and/or employment. More detailed SDCOE policies and regulations can be found at

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San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111



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