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Digital Citizenship: A District Approach
October 17 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost | Free
Event Description | Kids today grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, and creation. Yet schools face challenges with ethical issues that arise from students’ use of technology, such as cyberbullying, inappropriate sharing, and plagiarism.
Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in a digital world. In this session, join Common Sense to learn about three elements necessary to create a positive culture around digital citizenship. First, learn how to teach students digital citizenship skills, covering eight key topics. You’ll hear ideas on how you can use a free Digital Citizenship curriculum. The curriculum is research-based, flexible, and aligned to Common Core. Second, learn how to engage parents around managing their children’s technology use and helping kids make smart choices, including how to host a successful parent night, sharing helpful tips and advice, parent communication ideas, and more. Finally, hear practical next steps to build the capacity of your staff to integrate digital citizenship instruction and community-based activities into your school’s teaching and learning framework. See how these three factors work together to build a positive school climate around digital citizenship.
Interested in learning how to become recognized as a Common Sense District, School or Educator, we will take a look at the criteria in this session.
Workshop objectives: Participants will be able to…
1. Understand the current media landscape that students are facing and how it impacts their learning and relationships, both in and out of school
2. Implement lesson plans from the Common Sense Education K-12 Digital Citizenship curriculum
3. Facilitate a discussion using the Connecting Families guides on digital citizenship topics
4. Create an action plan to prepare your staff to integrate digital citizenship instruction as part of whole-community approach to leveraging technology for learning and life.
Who should attend? Administrators, K-12 Educators, Librarians/Media Specialists, Instructional Coaches
ACT 48 Credit hours will be provided
Skill Level | Beginner (no previous knowledge expected or needed)