Digital Citizenship is a researched-based practice that helps educators, community leaders and parents to understand the importance of blending character and technology skills for all learners. Today’s technology users should be responsible digital citizens, empowered to be engaged in confident and positive activities while using technology.
On September 21 and 22, the Digital Citizenship Institute, a consortium of international educators, and the Midwest Education Technology Community, a resource of EducationPlus will bring A Weekend of Digital Citizenship to St. Louis, Missouri. It’s a weekend that combines two events; the 3rd annual Digital Citizenship Day (#DigCitDay) and the 4th annual Digital Citizenship Summit (#DigCitSummit) to bring local and global advocates and experts to our host partner, Webster University. (#DigCitWeekend)
We are dedicated to the advancement of digital citizenship education in schools and our larger society, and are excited to present this unique, collaborative event. A Weekend of Digital Citizenship will bring together students, educators, parents and business leaders to develop a community-based approach in raising responsible and positive digital citizens in our society.
Several hundred people are expected to attend this two-day event, featuring a dozen expert speakers, interactive workshops, panel discussions and collaborative digital projects that will spotlight current online and offline issues. We’ll help participants with wisdom and activities that can be used at home, school, work and play. Register for one of the two days separately or attend both for a special combo price!
See in you St. Louis for A Weekend of Digital Citizenship!
The Digital Citizenship Student Summit is a hands-on event for teams of students. In this fourth year, our comprehensive approach demonstrates how actions can impact the behaviors of self and others. Students will collaboratively create artifacts that support modeling of good digital citizenship. Privacy and legal guidelines, as well as combating cyberbullying and digital addiction will be the focus. Methods and practices for both personal actions and school wide culture will be addressed by practicing digital wellness and modeling positive online behaviors.
Privacy, Protection and Professionalism are key to the success of our digitally connected students today. We have aligned this event to the ISTE Standards for Educators and Students, and the latest research in digital citizenship. Student leadership teams should include one sponsor (administrator, counselor, student council advisor) and a team of 5-7 student leaders so personal and building action plans can be created. Digital Citizenship resources and books will be shared with each school team.
We are offering summits for high school, middle school and elementary students this year. Click the links below to learn more, and register your student leaders today!
Digital Citizenship Summit for High School Students Thursday, September 6
Digital Citizenship Summit for Middle School Students Thursday, September 20
Digital Citizenship Summit for Elementary School Students Friday, October 5
Digital Citizenship Summit for Middle School Students Friday, November 2
Digital Citizenship Summit for High School Students Thursday, January 17, 2019
Digital Citizenship Summit for Middle School Students Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Digital Citizenship Summit for Middle School Students Thursday, March 7, 2019
Digital Citizenship Summit for Elementary School Students Friday, April 5, 2019
Find all our upcoming workshops at edplus.org/pd
In this two day workshop, we will explore the nine elements of Digital Citizenship: Access, Commerce, Communication, Literacy, Etiquette, Law, Rights & Responsibilities, Healthy & Wellness and Security, based on the book, Digital Citizenship in Schools. You’ll walk away with lesson based on the ISTE Standards that you can you immediately. Read more & register here!
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Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? Anyone using the web or a mobile device leaves a digital footprint. We teach our children how to be safe within the physical community, but what about norms for appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use? Because of AUPs and guidelines for Best Practices, school leaders are faced with creating policies that students can follow and teachers can support. As educators, we must prepare students to live in a world without physical boundaries and help them learn how to work with others, virtually or otherwise.
Each year, Digital Citizenship – It’s Common Sense is a popular selection amongst our offerings. In this workshop today and tomorrow, lead by Linda Dougherty, participants will explore the nine elements of Digital Citizenship: Access, Commerce, Communication, Literacy, Etiquette, Law, Rights & Responsibilities, Health & Wellness, and Security.
This summer heats up with great educational technology professional development opportunities from the Learning Division of Cooperating School Districts! Check out the offerings taking place in just in July!July 2 | Integrating Technology Tools in English Language Arts to Meet Common Core Standards
July 8 | Digital Curation: How to Collect and Save Resources
July 9 | Social Media Management
July 10 | Using Digital Portfolios to Collect & Evaluate Student Work
July 11-12 | Digital Citizenship – It’s Common Sense
July 15-19 | Teaching and Learning Today with Technology: Tech Boot Camp 2013
July 22 | DIY Infographics for Easy Data Reporting
July 24 | Flipping Your Classroom with Video Cameras & Screencasting
July 29 | Integrating Technology Tools in Math to Meet Common Core Standards
July 30 | Best Practices in ActivBoard Flipchart Lessons (Level 3 Training)
July 31 | 3 C’s + School Librarians = Common Core Success
Full descriptions and online registration can be located here. Graduate credit is available for some classes. Classes taught by ed tech professionals from CSD and area districts & universities.