Digital Citizenship Workshop

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The information below is taken from a brochure for a workshop on Digital Citizenship.

TO REGISTER:

E-mail Ed Brazee at edbrazee@gmail.com

For more information e-mail or call Ed Brazee at #207.576.8401.
Deadline for registering is February 8, 2011.
Please register early as space is limited.

 

It’s More Than Cyber Bullying…
It’s About Developing a Digital Citizenship Plan for Your School

“Where will young people learn to be good digital citizens, to think critically about the ethical opportunities and challenges of the digital world and make safe, respectful, and responsible choices?”

Are these concerns at your school?

  • Students creating digital footprints that are not the public image they wish to send.
  • Students knowing a great deal about technology and using it regularly, but not knowing how to be safe and responsible online.
  • Students setting up accounts using others’ names to harass or bully classmates.
  • Parents needing more information about technology and how their kids are using it.

Teachers and principals

working toward a more civil school culture both online and in real life.

February 10, 2011
3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Orono, Maine
For middle school students, educators, and parents

 

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP

What: A focused 2.5 hour after-school workshop for middle school students, educators, and
parents to learn about key elements of digital citizenship.

Why: To build leadership capacity—from students, parents, and educators—to
develop a comprehensive digital citizenship plan for your school.

Who: Teams of 2-4 people—one teacher or administrator,  1-2 students, and one parent. Or teams
might attend from existing iTeams, Civil Rights Teams, or representatives from student councils, Key Clubs, or similar leadership groups.

When: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 3:30 – 6 p.m. (with food, mixing, and an “early-bird” session
from 3:30 – 4:00 pm, full workshop from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.)

Where: At the Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main Street, Orono in the McKenzie Room (the big
white church on Main Street across from St. Mary’s Catholic Church).  Parking on the street or
in two bank parking lots adjacent.

Cost: $100 for a team of 2-4 people, $25 for each additional person. Includes healthy snack and
beverage, resources, and an online follow-up session by the consultants with each team.

Details: Bring your laptops to join the network, participate in activities, and access resources.

Proposed Agenda

3:30 p.m.  Welcome and introductions; food and mixing
•  Complete the Common Sense Media student survey
•  What are issues related to technology-learning in your
school?
• How is technology used in your school?

4-6 p.m.    What is digital citizenship and why is it so important?
• Definitions of digital citizenship
• Identifying and understanding the positive and negative influences of digit

• Managing your digital footprint and keeping a positive web presence
• What does it mean to be responsible and safe online…and act ethically?
•Developing good digital manners; netiquette
• Knowing when to unplug…and what to do then
• You are a leader for developing “good” digital citizens in your school
• Identify 3-5 issues about technology/learning that “are driving you crazy”
• What are possible solutions to these issues?
•  How can you contribute to a digital citizenship plan in your school?

This workshop will be offered by: Ed Brazee and Camden Carter
Ed is a former University of Maine professor of middle level education who now works with schools on digital citizenship issues and programs. Camden, an English teacher at Hermon High School, is a technology-learning savvy teacher, with a degree in Musical Theatre (New York University) and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree (Brown University).

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