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Common Sense Education Workshops

Students grow up in a digital world with the potential for communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creation. Yet schools face challenges concerning behavioral and ethical issues that arise from students’ use of technology, such as cyberbullying, inappropriate sharing, and plagiarism. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st-century skill that guides students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. Not only is digital citizenship an essential component of any school’s technology program, it’s also necessary for CIPA compliance and schools receiving E-rate funding.


In this workshop, participants will learn about essential skills for digital citizenship, how to teach students these skills, and how to create a positive school culture around technology. Participants will learn about Common Sense Education’s K-12 Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum, available online as downloadable lessons or as interactive iBook Textbooks. The research-based curriculum was developed with guidance from Dr. Howard Gardner at the GoodPlay Project at Harvard. The curriculum includes easy-to-use lessons, student videos, engaging activities, assessments, and parent resources, and is adaptable to low-tech and high-tech classrooms. And the curriculum is offered at no cost to schools. Participants will:

  • Learn about the challenges and opportunities students face in a digital world.
  • Sample hands-on lesson activities from the Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum, watch videos of lessons being taught, and identify connections to Common Core and 21st Century Learning.
  • Explore digital citizenship implementation options and curricular connections.
  • Understand how to effectively engage families and build a positive home-school connection around technology.
  • Assess and plan how they will include digital citizenship in their curriculum. 

 

CUE provides workshops on Common Sense Education’s Digital Citizenship programs. Workshops can be customized based on your school’s or district’s needs. Please fill out this Request Form for more information.

  

Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world.  And our revolutionary educational rating system, Graphite, helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning.

 

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For more information about workshops from Common Sense Education, contact:

Danielle Forst
Professional Learning Coordinator
Computer-Using Educators (CUE)
dforst@cue.org
925-954-4491