OPS Common Sense: DigCit Series

OPS Professional Learning Opportunities

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Common Sense Recognition Series

Common Sense Education is the nations leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century. Teach students to thrive in the digital age with free, research backed lessons and resources.

Through the OPS & Common Sense Partnership the following Professional Learning Opportunities are available. Interested in customizing a PD for your department or school? Let's talk! Scroll down for detailed information on each category.

Common Sense Professional Learning Categories:

  • Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for the Classroom
  • OTL/Digital Citizenship Recognition Series

Interested in customizing a PD for your department or school? Let's talk!

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Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for the Classroom

February 2nd (Register Here)

Session 1: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Audience: Social Studies Educators, this session will be catered for social studies standards.

Session 2: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Audience: All

In this session we will provide curated activities and resources to:

  • Share and connect individual identities

  • Build a collective understanding of classroom community

  • Confront bias & prejudice you see in the world.

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The purpose of this series is to create a digital citizenship professional learning community. Together this OTL PLC will use the 3 phased-approach to developing school wide digital citizenship plans to support their school's students, teachers and parent community. A space will be provided in each session to share and discuss strategies to learn together and support increasing the number of Common Sense Recognized educators and schools in order for us to maintain our District goal to be a Common Sense Recognized District. This is YOUR space to learn from each other as well as receive the most up-to-date Common Sense resources to support your school needs.

OTL's that participate in the LIVE sessions will receive extra duty pay, and can invite 1 additional person from their buildings Tech Committee, MTSSB team or school leadership team to join and they will also receive extra duty pay for attending.

Series Session 3: Tuesday, January 26th

Parent DigCit Engagement

Audience: PreK-12th grade Educators & Administrators, Parent Liasons

Session 3A- 3:30-4:30 p.m.

(Link Coming Soon)

Session 3B - 4:30-5:30 p.m.

(Link Coming Soon)

Topic: Digital Citizenship can only go so far in the classroom. How are we engaging parents to be partners in their child's DigCit journey?

Series Session 4: Tuesday, April 13th

Staff DigCit Professional Learning

Audience: PreK-12th grade Educators & Administrators, MTSSB leads

Session 2A- 3:30-4:30 p.m.

(Link Coming Soon)

Session 2B - 4:30-5:30 p.m.

(Link Coming Soon)

Topic: How can everyone be a DigCit protagonist? Learn together how every teacher can own a piece of the responsibility. Analyze your data and reflect on needs for next year.

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Attend any of the above LIVE sessions will count for TWO

Common Sense Recognition 'LEARN' requirements.

Watch a recorded session & respond to the session survey will count for ONE

Common Sense Recognition 'LEARN' requirement

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Nebraska Common Sense Education Webinar Series w/ Melissa Cleaver

Any Questions please contact me.


Series Session 1: Wednesday November 18th

Growing a Schoolwide DigCit Plan

Audience: PreK-12th grade Educators, Administrators

This session will repeat during the two following times:

Session 1A- 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Session 1B - 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Topic: Building the team. What motivates your school to integrate digital citizenship? What data might your school use to measure implementation success? How might a school use interviews, referral data, thinking routines, quiz response rates to measure success?

Series Session 2: Tuesday, December 1st

Students DigCit Needs

Audience: PreK-12th grade Educators & Administrators, MTSSB leads

Link to Recording

Companion Resource Click Here

Topic: What student needs are trending in your school? Cyberbullying? Sexting? Media Balance? SEL? Align Common Sense resources to MTSSB 3 Tiers of support to address your student's digital needs.