Creating a Culture of Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is all about the way we engage in relationships, create community, and share with each other.

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What does a successful Digital Citizenship Program look like and how do we get there?

As educators, we are tasked with teaching 21st Century Learners how to carefully curate their digital identity:

Engage in legal and ethical digital communication

Respect the intellectual property of others

Manage one’s own digital privacy and security

How can a single teacher, librarian, counselor, technology director, or school principal create relevant digital citizenship curriculum alone?

They can't!

That’s where NCCE’s Creating a Culture of Digital Citizenship can help!

Join Sue Thotz and the Common Sense Media team as they lead a summit designed to meet our diverse needs, regardless of your current digital citizenship instructional program.

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• Participants will develop an understanding of digital citizenship (topics/tactics) with opportunities for deeper learning.

• Participants will gather examples of effective digital citizenship implementation and culture strategies.

• Participants will create a plan and articulate next steps for digital citizenship implementation at their site.

Sue Thotz is the Senior Program Manager for Common Sense Education. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense in Chicago by partnering with educators and parents to help them create a culture where students use technology in a meaningful, thoughtful, and respectful way. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2014, Sue has provided educational leadership through keynotes, professional development workshops, conference presentations, and consulting with districts across Southern California. Sue holds a master’s degree in public health and an undergraduate degree in zoology and chemistry.

Follow her on Twitter @suethotz

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Barbara Huth is the Education Content & Professional Development Manager for Common Sense Education. She plans and develops educational content for students, professional development for educators, and partners with school districts to help build a culture of digital citizenship. Prior to joining Common Sense, Barbara was a National Board Certified high school science teacher. She holds a bachelor's degree in integrated health studies from Kent State University, a master’s degree in comprehensive science education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is working on a master's degree in character education at the University of Birmingham.

Follow her on Twitter @Barbara_Huth

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Jamie Nunez is the Western Region Manager at Common Sense and supports school districts, educators, and parents in their efforts to implement digital wellness initiatives. For over 18 years, Jamie has redefined education practices by exploring student online narratives in school environments. As a former high school teacher, school administrator, and after-school director, Jamie has trained thousands of educators and families on ways to weave student online identities into learning. When not working Jamie can be found on the beach teaching his 6-year-old daughter how to surf in the chilly Pacific ocean.

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Tali Horowitz is the New York Education Director at Common Sense, where she works with educators and families to empower kids to meaningfully harness the power of media and technology for learning and life. Her passions include helping educators and families effectively navigate the digital world and building cultural competency. She has worked in a variety of educational settings focused on developing these passions, including as an elementary school teacher in the New York City Department of Education and the San Francisco Unified School District. In 2013, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to research culturally responsive pedagogy in New Zealand. In her free time she loves face-to-face interactions with friends and family.

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Jennifer Ehehalt is the Senior Regional Manager at Common Sense Education. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in education. She collaborates with state-level organizations, school districts, and community organizations across the nation to help integrate Common Sense education resources. Jennifer provides educational leadership through consultation with school districts, professional development-both in-person and virtual, facilitates discussion through EdWed and weekly distance learning chats that cover topics such as SEL and digital citizenship. Jennifer has a B.S in Elementary Education and an M. Ed. in Educational Leadership.

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Melissa Cleaver is the Common Sense Education Program Manager with Omaha Public Schools. Melissa has been an educator for 25 years in both elementary and secondary settings. She was awarded Nebraska Elementary Art Educator of the Year in 2010. After receiving her Masters in School Administration she served as a CADRE Associate and adjunct instructor at University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Education. As an Instructional Technology trainer, Melissa's role is supporting teachers and administrators in meeting their students' needs to become career and college through the integration of 21st Century Skills. She has coordinated the Elementary OPS Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) program.

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Join us on March 18th for this half day summit!

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