Digital CitizenshipDigital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool; it’s a way to prepare students for a society full of technology and continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible, and empowered technology use. The VVSD Instructional Technology Team has selected Common Sense Education as the primary source of digital citizenship curriculum, resources & certification opportunities for VVSD educators.Common Sense Education supports K–12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens. Their innovative, award-winning Digital Citizenship Curriculum prepares students with lifelong habits and skills, supports teachers with training and recognition, and engages families and communities with helpful tips and tools. Schools everywhere rely on their free curriculum, expert advice, and edtech ratings to help kids thrive. Their vision: Students thriving as learners, leaders, and citizens in the digital age.
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Become a VVSD Common Sense Educator!
Earn a badge that publicly affirms your commitment to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. Build your confidence teaching digital citizenship and integrating technology into your classroom, school, or district. Also, address immediate needs and concerns in your digital 1:1 classroom and school. Follow these steps to get certified!
There are several ways to learn about digital citizenship before integrating into your curriculum:
(a) Attend a Digital Citizenship training with the Instructional Technology Team.
(b) Complete the Digital Learning Center online tutorials on digital citizenship.
(c) Complete lessons or webinars on the Common Sense Educator Training website.
Throughout the school year, select lessons & materials from Common Sense Education (or other digital citizenship educational platforms) to use in your classroom or school. The suggested goal of time spent teaching digital citizenship is 5+ hours for the entire school year - this can be done in short 5-10 minute segments to supplement existing lessons, or as an entire classroom lesson. Keep track of your lesson plans and materials - you'll need to use these as evidence in the application!
At the end of the quarter, semester or year, complete the VVSD Common Sense Educator Application!