Digital Citizenship Task Force
The Digital Citizenship Task Force is passionate about connecting character education with the media-centric world our K-8 students are surrounded by. We are committed to keeping colleagues informed and exposed to current trends, and to building our own capacity as Information Age educators. Through this, we hope to achieve our ultimate goal - to provide students with opportunities to develop the skills and traits they will need to demonstrate safe and ethical behavior in the 21st Century.
In our first year, 2012-13, we culled many resources and philosophies to develop a list of topics we plan to focus on in grades 2-8, which support our Character Counts! initiative. This list is still evolving but offers our district a strong foundation and starting point. The supporting lessons are from Common Sense Media and will be delivered in a variety of settings including classrooms, labs, and libraries.
In 2013-14, our focus will be on building each teacher's capacity to facilitate discussions at age appropriate levels around these topics, ranging from safe searching, to online identity, privacy, and cyber bullying. These discussions and activities should be purposeful and connected to authentic, technology-rich, integrated curriculum. To do this, our Task Force will:
- Continue to research current trends and tools
- Serve as liaisons - share resources with our home sites
- Collaborate with the district Tech Team to implement specific lessons from the K-12 Digital Literacy curriculum by Common Sense Media.
- Identify needs for supporting teachers in implementing the lessons; plan professional development
- Continue to follow and link to the grade-level guidelines in the LAFSD K-8 Common Technology Experiences and LAFSD K-8 Library Goals
- Continue to incorporate the CharacterCounts! pillars from a digital perspective
Angie Corritone, District Technology Coordinator
Debbie Deitch, Springhill (4th grade)
Shayna Giorgiani, Happy Valley (3rd grade)
Brooke Kennedy, Stanley Middle (7th grade CORE)
Linda Marsden, Lafayette School (2nd grade)
Heather McNally, Parent Rep.
Laurie Miles, Burton Valley (3rd grade)
Susan Schoenrock, Stanley Middle (Health Educator)
Students - TBD