'Digital' Citizenship: Building Capacity Across Your School, District and Community
Participate and share : Poster
Sunday, November 29, 12:30–1:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Ben Cogswell George Lopez
Learn how one district built digital citizenship awareness and leadership. Leave with the resources necessary to replicate the process in your own school district. As our district entered "shelter in place" due to COVID-19, the important topic became even more critical due to remote learning.
|Audience:||Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Professional developers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
The current generation of students have grown up with pocket-size computers that are online 24 hours a day. Both families and schools give devices to students with very little thought or education on the benefits or dangers of the devices. Often, in our schools we value citizenship so much so that awards are given at the end of each year, yet there is little to no mention of “digital” citizenship. As a district we recognized this need and as a result we developed Digital Citizenship Academies. These Academies had three goals: 1) foster leadership on the topic of digital citizenship, 2) to teach students the positive and negative repercussions of their actions while online, 3) to educate and bring awareness on the topic to our families and community.
While there are various resources on the topic of Digital Citizenship, Common Sense Media has been a pioneer on this topic. In addition, Common Sense Media also has a recognition program for teachers, schools, and districts. Many of the lessons and activities that we presented to teachers, students, and families were directly taken or adapted from the Common Sense Media resources. Common Sense Media provides free access to a framework, scope & sequence, and lessons at all grade levels.
The Digital Citizenship Academies had three different components that addressed our three target groups:
Teachers attended a 4 to 5 2-hour sessions. Each session was scheduled 2-4 weeks apart, so that teachers could teach a lesson, address their colleagues at their respective sites, and gather artifacts to share at the next session (all requirements of the Common Sense recognition program). At each session teachers had the opportunity to reflect, collaborate, plan, and share their progress with colleagues.
Students: Students received a minimum of 2 digital citizenship lessons at their grade level. The lessons included all the elements of an effective lesson (e.g. anticipatory set, vocabulary development, assessment).
Families/Community: These events were facilitated in Spanish and English and were scheduled in the evenings. During these events, families learned about the different components of Digital Citizenship, tips to start discussions with their children, and parent resources from Common Sense Media.
We will know this session is successful if participants are engaged in the presentation and begin to ask questions about implementation at their sites or district. In addition we will have participants scan a QR code that leads to a Google Form to provide feedback on the session. Once participants have completed the Google form they will get access to all the resources we used, created, and/or adapted.
From Common Sense Media: Case Studies
Jurupa Unified School District: https://d1e2bohyu2u2w9.cloudfront.net/education/sites/default/files/tlr_component/2018_jurupa_case_study_final.pdf
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