#digcit: digital citizenship concepts for all learners

#digcit: digital citizenship concepts for all learners

Participants will share the particular issues regarding digital citizenship for their students as well as their own experience embedding digital citizenship concepts in their teaching. We will investigate research justifying the need to provide our student skills to navigate the digital world. Then we will look at examples of the topics of identity, digital wellness, rights and ethical use, and privacy being embedded in instruction. Participants will self-select areas of focus and collaborate to create (or revamp) a lesson to use with their students after returning from L2 that is developmentally appropriate and currently relevant for their students.

Session Audience:

Elementary, Middle school, Tech coaches, coordinators, integrators, etc

Session Goals:

  • Participants will understand the importance of equipping students with the skills and strategies needed to keep themselves safe, balanced, ethical and secure when it comes to navigating the digital world.

Session Outcomes:

  • Understand the need to support learners as digital citizens and what that means in your context, considering the needs of your learners.

  • Explore resources, tools, and strategies for teaching digital citizenship from other international schools in Asia.

  • Create or revamp a lesson to integrate one of the four strands of digital citizenship (identity, safety, rights, and security) to use with your students. Look at connections to ISTE standards for students and how they connect to digital citizenship concepts.

  • Collaborate with other educators during the workshop to create tangible strategies to apply digital citizenship concepts within your educational context.\

Presenter Bio:

As a digital learning coach at Seoul Foreign School, Jill provides job-embedded professional development and collaborates with teachers to create authentic, engaging learning experiences for students. Jill is passionate about proactively teaching digital citizenship to learners with a positive lens and has worked with teachers and counselors to develop curriculum for elementary and middle school students focusing on digital safety, wellness, fair use, and security and has also worked with the parent community on this topic.

Before becoming a coach, Jill taught middle school and upper-elementary school and is passionate about technology integration, student agency, and experiential learning. Jill holds a BA in English and elementary education from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and a Master’s in Education in Curriculum with a focus on New Literacies and Global Learning from. She is currently working on an educational leadership certificate. When not at work, Jill enjoys cycling around Korea and brewing kombucha.