Nebraska Newsletter

Fall & Winter - 2014

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Hello Nebraska Common Sense Media Educators -

Hello & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


One-half of the 2014-2015 school year is nearly past us and Nebraska schools and educators are continuing to show their commitment to using technology effectively and empowering their students to use it responsibly and safely.


In fact, over 90% of ALL Nebraska Schools are registered users on the Common Sense website! Several ESUs have hosted all day workshops, many districts and schools are designing digital citizenship implementation strategies, and multiple educators and schools are on their way to meeting the criteria to become Common Sense Digital Citizenship or Graphite Certified. KUDOS to Heather Callihan, Grand Island Northwest: Nebraska's 1st educator to have BOTH the Certified Digital Citizenship Educator & Graphite Certified Educator!

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Get Certified & Recognized

Join Heather to get the recognition you deserve. If you or your school, or even your district deliver our lessons at multiple grade levels, contact me - I want to help you get recognized for 2014-2015. Jeremy.nielsen@ops.org .


I also can support you in becoming Graphite Certified.

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Digital Bytes is Live!!

What does Digital Citizenship + Project Based Learning = ????

Digital Bytes is Common Sense Education's newest program for middle and high school learners. You can integrate the program into the classroom or in an after school program.


Click here to visit the site: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-bytes

Nebraska Presentations & Workshops

We are excited for 2015 and looking forward to connecting with you at upcoming workshops and Spring conferences. See more details below!


Upcoming 2015 Workshops:


ESU 10 - January 13, 2015 - DigCit / Ed-Tech Workshop

ESU 11 - January 14, 2015 - DigCit / Ed-Tech Workshop

ESU 6 - February 2, 2015 - DigCit / Ed-Tech Workshop


Thanks to Our Partners for Hosting these 2014 Events!:


FALL NETA - 5 sessions on DigCit & Ed-tech topics

Milford Public Schools - "My Online Code" student presentation

ESUCC Nebraska K-12 DigCit Symposium - Gold Level Sponsor

ESU 1 - all day Ed-Tech Integration Workshop

ESU 13 - all day DigCit / Ed-Tech Workshop

ESU 16 - all day DigCit / Ed-Tech Workshop


Connect with me if your School, District, or ESU would like to explore professional development workshops - Digital Citizenship Implementation Planning; Connecting Families & Parent Outreach; Effective Ed-Tech Integration and Evaluation are possible topics.

Video of the Week - Helen Soule on the 4 C's

Helen Soule discusses the 4 Cs

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