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From Policy to Practice: Developing #DigCit System-Level Supports

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Monday, June 24, 9:00–10:00 am
Location: 113A

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Districtwide Digital Citizenship: Implementation Ideas for Growing Strong Digital Leaders

Dominic Caguioa   Allison Jonas   Vanessa Monterosa  
This session is for district leaders who want to learn how to support digital citizenship from a system-level perspective such as policy. Presenters will provide examples of policy development that supports digital citizenship in practice.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Digital citizenship
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Digital Citizenship
  • Promote, model and establish policies for safe, legal and ethical use of digital information and technology.
Visionary Leadership
  • Advocate on local, state and national levels for policies, programs and funding to support implementation of a technology-infused vision and strategic plan.
For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Cultivate responsible online behavior, including the safe, ethical and legal use of technology.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate the need for system-level policy supports centered on digital citizenship. Presenters will provide policy examples that can be leveraged and modified to address the digital citizenship curriculum needs in the classroom. Key policies that will be explored are Acceptable Use Policies, Responsible Use Policies, and Social Media Policies.

Presenters will draw from their experiences in developing system-level policies and programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest school district, over the last five years. For example, a task force of various stakeholders was convened to inform policy development; policy iterations included teacher and student voice; and policies are designed as instructional tools.

By attending this session, participants will:
- Learn how they can modify, update, or create a policy that meets their digital citizenship curriculum needs.
- Explore ways to incorporate stakeholder voice in policy development.
- Understand the critical need to develop system-level supports for digital citizenship.


This session will consist of the following content and activities:
1. Background and context (5 min)
2. Policy development research (10min)
3. Policy examples overview: Acceptable Use Policy, Responsible Use Policy, Social Media Policies (20min)
4. Incorporating dig cit policy development in PD (10min)
5. Reflect and share / question and answer (5min)

Supporting research

Ahn, J., Bivona, L. K., & DiScala, J. (2011). Social media access in K‐12 schools: Intractable policy controversies in an evolving world. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 48(1), 1-10.

Consortium of School Networking [CoSN]. (2013, March). Rethinking acceptable use policies to enable digital learning: A guide for school districts. Retrieved from

Culp, K., Honey, M. & Mandinach, E. (2005). A retrospective on twenty years of education technology policy. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 32(3), p. 279–307.

Jenkins, H. (2009). Confronting the challenges of participatory culture: Media education for the 21st century. Mit Press.

Margolin, J., Heppen, J., Haynes, E., Ruedel, K., Meakin, J., Rickles, J., Samkian, A., O’Brien, B., Surr, W., & Fellers, L. (2015). Evaluation of LAUSD’s Instructional Technology Initiative. Washington D.C.: American Institutes for Research.

Monterosa, V. (January 2015). Developing digital citizens. In Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Leadership, 30-33. Retrieved from

Monterosa, V. M. (2017). Digital Citizenship District-Wide: Examining the Organizational Evolution of an Initiative. California State University, Long Beach.

Tynes, B. & Monterosa, V. (2014). The making of a global citizen: A model of supporting civic learning opportunities among urban Latino youth. In E. Middaugh & B. Kirshner (Eds.), #YouthAction: Becoming political in the digital age. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

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Dominic Caguioa, Los Angeles Unified School District
Allison Jonas, Los Angeles Unified School District
Vanessa Monterosa, Los Angeles Unified School District

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