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Cultivating Digital Citizens and a Positive School Culture With the ISTE Standards

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Sunday, November 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Deborah Bermeo  
Ed Zurita  

Learn how to embed digital citizenship into an existing schoolwide positive behavior support plan. See how incorporating student voice supports social-emotional learning.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
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 Coaches:
Digital Citizenship
  • Model and facilitate safe, healthy, legal and ethical uses of digital information and technologies.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Instructional technology coaches support a positive school culture by integrating Digital Citizenship into their behavioral and academic practices. Participants will learn about school site examples of how to embed Digital Citizenship into their existing School Wide Positive Behavior Support Plan (SWPBSP). Incorporating student voice to support Social Emotional learning.

Supporting research

The Digital Citizenship Handbook for School Leaders: Fostering Positive Interactions Online by Mike Ribble & Marty Park

Digital Citizenship in Action: Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities, by Kristen Mattson

LAUSD’s RUP, Social Media Policy for Students and LAUSD Employees

California Model School Library Standards

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Deborah Bermeo, LAUSD

Debbie Bermeo is an Instructional Technology Coach and Facilitator in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She is the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Coach in a VIL School, a Coach Corp Mentor with Digital Promise Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, and a member of the Instructional Technology Initiative with the LAUSD. She designs and delivers in-person or virtual professional learning sessions in the LAUSD and across the United States, leads virtual discussion groups, coaches teachers on instructional technology, mentors educators and other instructional technology coaches, models lessons, and provides resources to educators.

MARIA TOLEDO, Los Angeles Unified School District

Maria Magnanimo-Toledo is a Readiness and Integration Specialist with L.os Angeles Unified, leading professional learning opportunities for educators, coaches, and education leaders across the District. She is an accomplished educator and champion for equity and access, skilled at supporting instruction for all student subgroups. Maria is a National Board Certified Teacher and has a comprehensive instructional background from various positions as a Literacy and ELD Instructional Coach, Mentor Teacher, Intervention Coordinator, Title 1 Coordinator, GATE Coordinator, and classroom teacher. Maria is a Google Level 1 & 2 Certified Educator, Common Sense Certified Educator, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator.

Ed Zurita, LAUSD Instructional Technology Initiative
ISTE Certified Educator

Ed Zurita is an ISTE Certified Educator and member of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Division of Instruction Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) where he helps to lead the district’s 21st century instructional practices through implementation of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards and the district’s Leading with Instruction approach. Mr. Zurita provides professional development, support and training to teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals and other educational staff both in the schools that he serves and throughout the district.

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