In Beaverton, all of our schools are working hard on a site specific digital citizenship plan that is tied to larger district goals.
At the International School of Beaverton, Kristin Bailie has taken the lead in a collaborative effort to create and implement a school wide plan which features a specific scope & sequence for middle and high school students. The following is an interview with Kristin and her insights into the nuanced process of digital citizenship planning and teaching. In some districts, the introduction of digital citizenship can feel like another "initiative" to check off of a long to do list. As technology in our schools and society continues to change, though, it becomes increasingly clear that digital citizenship is not a final product but rather an ongoing process.
Interview with Kristin
Q1: For you, why should schools have a specific plan for Digital Citizenship?
Q3: In addition to curriculum, what are some school wide systemic actions that should be considered?
As it should be, digital citizenship is an ongoing process. As technology evolves and affects the way we teach and learn, so to must our digital citizenship strategies evolve and change to meet new challenges. One thing is clear: not having a strategy to our prepare our students for the future is not an option. Continued collaboration with colleagues like Kristin across the district will make all of our schools stronger.
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