Incorporating Antibias and Antiracist Practices Into Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Listen and learn : Lecture
Kerry Gallagher Dr. Henry Turner
With the continued rise of hate groups and filter bubbles on social media, digital citizenship curriculum must evolve and respond. Antiracist and antibias practices need to go beyond the "being nice" mentality and focus on helping students to actively seek out accurate information and stand up to hate.
|Audience:||Principals/head teachers, Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Topic:||Equity & inclusion|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
Purpose: To help educators develop a digital citizenship curriculum that empowers students to address hate.
Participants will walk away with:
-what constitutes hate speech and what does not.
-the increase of hate speech on social media and how adolescents play a role.
-how hate speech impacts learning for vulnerable populations, such as students of color, immigrants, girls, and LGBTQ+ communities.
Examine innovative and sustainable ways empower educators as Culturally Responsive Leaders in their school community through a new examination of Digital Citizenship skills and actions.
Develop an action plan for addressing hate speech on social media within a school community that includes all stakeholders including educators, students, parents, and community leaders.
I. Rise of Hate Speech on Social Media (10 minutes)
A. Video of increase in hate speech
B. Discussion about causes and consequences
II. Racism vs. Antiracism in Education Technology Leadership (10 minutes)
A. Colorblind Technology Leadership
B. Culturally Responsive Leadership
C. Activity focused on Taking Action
III. Digital Citizenship Skills for Students (20 minutes)
A. Recognizing Hate Speech.
B. "Don't just scroll by." How to respond and turn it around.
C. Supporting peers who are targets of Hate Speech online and in person.
IV. Call to Action - Apply What You've Learned (20 minutes)
A. Participants Choose: Hypothetical Scenario or Scenario from Their Own Community
B. Identify the Hate Speech and Reflect on the Response
C. Who Had the Opportunity to Be an Upstander? What Skills Did that Person Need to Use?
D. How Can I Prepare My Community to do Better Next Time?
Participants are encouraged to develop an action plan for implementing these digital citizenship skills to help students develop upstander skills (Template provided)
Note: Participants are engaged in activities throughout this interactive session. Presenters will also provide samples/resources for each topic presented. Questions / Comment time is embedded throughout so participants will have time to understand the concepts and implement in their practice immediately.
Black Lives Matter & Education - ConnectSafely Webcast featuring Dr. Henry Turner
ConnectSafely's Guide to Combating Hate Speech
ConnectSafely's Guide to LGBTQ Cyberbullying
ConnectSafely's Guide to Media Literacy
Kerry Gallagher, JD is Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She’s also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org – internet safety non-profit in Palo Alto, California – a FutureReady Instructional Coach, ASCD Emerging Leader, Adobe Education Leader, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, and EdSurge Columnist. Kerry is a TEDx & keynote speaker, and co-author of several award winning guidebooks for parents and teachers. She was recognized with accolades for her work by the Family Online Safety Institute, MassCUE, SmartBrief, and St. Anselm College. She is on social media @KerryHawk02.
Henry J. Turner Ed.D., is the principal at Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts, who says he’s most proud of the collaborative environment he works to establish to empower students to fight hate and bigotry within their school community. Committed to preparing his students to flourish in an increasingly digital future, Turner has led two successful 1:1 laptop programs based on the premise that technology is a means to solve real-world problems, create equitable opportunities for all, and narrow economic and racial gaps. He’s dedicated to amplifying the culture and interests of North’s diverse community, one of the nation’s top large comprehensive high schools. Turner has helped Newton North continue its focus on social justice by creating new courses, including Sustainability and Action through Literature and Seals of Biliteracy, Civic Action and Social Justice, which students can earn and have placed on their transcripts. Turner and North’s educators have worked to develop anti-racist learning skills, incorporate culturally responsive instructional practices, and change structures and systems in the school to dismantle systemic racism. Pointing to this collaborative work as an exemplar of leadership, Turner was named 2020 K-12 Principal of the Year by Education Dive. As a speaker, Turner shares his experience as an innovative instructional leader, passionate advocate and committed anti-racist. He also advises school districts, organizations and educators in this work. Turner has a bachelor’s from UMass Amherst and a doctorate in education leadership from Boston College. He currently teaches aspiring principals at the Education Leadership Institute. Prior to being a school administrator, Turner was a high school history teacher.