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Listen and learn : Panel

Sunday, November 29, 12:45–1:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Casey Daigle  
Dr. LeeAnn Lindsey  
Dr. Kristen Mattson  
Nancy Watson  

Three self-proclaimed “digcit divas” will discuss emerging issues in digital citizenship education and will answer YOUR questions that were submitted through the @DigCitPLN. This panel will be informative, engaging, and relevant for any educator who shares a vision for positive and empowered digital citizenship in every classroom, every day!

Audience: Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Topic: Digital citizenship
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
For Students:
Digital Citizen
  • Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Cultivate responsible online behavior, including the safe, ethical and legal use of technology.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation, Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will:
• Identify and describe emerging trends in digital citizenship education
• Critically think about digital equity issues such as opportunity and skills gaps, and how that relates to digital citizenship
• Consider various strategies to elevate digital citizenship practices in schools and districts
• Strengthen their toolbox of effective digital citizenship lessons and activities


(10 minutes): Introductions and overview
Moderator and panelists

(10 minutes): Warm up
Moderator leads an interactive activity to set the stage for the discussion. The warm up activity will get participants engaged, talking with others, and thinking about digital citizenship content

(30 minutes): Panel
Panelists will discuss a variety of digital citizenship topics that were submitted ahead of time through the digital citizenship PLN survey (to be administered prior to the conference) as well as questions submitted real-time from the session audience. Examples of topics include:
• What is the opportunity gap? How do various digital practices perpetuate disparities?
• Are stand-alone digital citizenship lessons enough? How can teachers integrate digital citizenship into curricular instruction? • • • Where can I find lesson and activity ideas?
• What can be done to ensure more teachers are comfortable teaching digital citizenship? What support is available? How can the Digital Citizenship PLN help me?
• How can we grow our students to become digital leaders?

Panelists will take questions and comments from the audience (integrated throughout the presentation)

Panelists will pose questions to the audience and present results using a digital polling tool

(10 minutes) Closure and Commitments
Moderator will lead the attendees through an interactive activity to synthesize their learning and commit to next steps in their digital citizenship practice

Supporting research

Copeland-Whyte, Nyree. (2019). Digital Citizenship: Focusing on the what, why, and how. The Learning Accelerator.

McGuire, Brooke. (2019). Digital Citizenship: What it Means, How to Teach It, and the Resources You Need. American College of Education.

Meyer, Leila. (2016). Report: Digital Citizenship Should be a Key Component of Classroom Technology Initiatives. THE Journal.

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Casey Daigle, Collaborative for Educational Services
ISTE Certified Educator
Dr. Kristen Mattson, Dr. Kristen Mattson Consulting, LLC
Nancy Watson, Region 10 ESC
ISTE Certified Educator

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