Top Tips to Engage Students, Staff, and Families
As teachers begin the school year, we often spend days, weeks even, building a supportive and positive classroom community. We discuss, model and practice classroom expectations for everything from sharpening pencils to resolving peer conflicts. We continue to nurture our community as the school year goes on, intent on developing the ideal school citizens. But what about the online environment? As a greater percentage of teaching and learning moves to online platforms, the necessity for intentional and ongoing digital citizenship education cannot be ignored or checked off a list at the beginning of the year.
One way to kickstart or amp up your digital citizenship game plan is to participate in Digital Citizenship Week (Oct. 15–19)! Recognized on the third week of October each year, this initiative aims to build capacity for students and families to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world.