December 9th - Thursday Webinar: Digital Citizenship in Maine Schools
Published:December 7, 2010
Just a quick reminder about this Thursday's webinar (December 9, 2010), Digital Citizenship in Maine Schools, facilitated by Teri Caouette.
Students are spending about seven and a half hours every day with technology according to an article in the New York Times titled "How Much Time Do You Spend Consuming Media Everyday?" by Katherine Schulten. Students are connecting, creating and collaborating through this media. Much of their days are spent talking or texting on cell phones, computer surfing, doing homework, blogging, social networking, gaming or watching television.
This brings both tremendous opportunities and great challenges to this generation of school kids. We only have to look at the newspaper headlines about the dangers of sexting, cyberbullying and leaving a damaging digital footprints to understand that students need guidance to make safe, respectful and responsible choices.
Teaching Digital Citizenship is critical to youth development, improved student achievement and ensuring continued access to the advantages that their digital environment provides. MLTI is partnering with Common Sense Media to provide a digital citizenship curriculum in Maine schools. Schools all over Maine are helping students to become good digital citizens by implementing lessons in their schools.
Learn about this curriculum and how schools are finding ways to educate students to become safe, smart and ethical digital citizens. Every school is unique. Learn how leaders in Maine schools have have championed this curriculum. Find out how it can work in your school.
This webinar will be delivered on Thursday, December 9th at 3:15pm and 7:15pm. You can register online at Maine121.org. Registrants will receive a link to the WebCast as well as login information.
The 2010-2011 webinar schedule is available at Maine121. The schedule includes not only Weekly Thursday webinars, but the Principal Leadership & Feed Forward webinar series as well. Please visit Maine121 for more information, links to registration and also recordings of past webinars.
The MLTI Team