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Special Broadcast: Digital Citizenship Resources
Teaching Digital Citizenship to our Students
Each homeroom teacher is required to teach a minimum of 3 lessons during the 2015-16 school year.
The Archdiocese of Chicago has mandated that beginning this year each homeroom teacher (or tech teacher) must teach a minimum of three lessons from this curriculum in the 2015-2016 school year. The requirement's reasoning is two-fold: to assist our students in an age of technology, social media, etc. as well as to comply with eRate guidelines.
I do apply and receive eRate money for the school, so it is very important we are in compliance. This funding allows schools to apply with assistance for items such as internet connectivity and phone service. I have applied for eRate money yearly since it's inception approximately fifteen years ago.
(Below) You'll see 5 steps to this process. I've completed step 1 and will also complete steps 4 and 5 on behalf of the school.
I'll need you to complete step 2 which consists of watching a 21 minute webinar and
to complete step 3 which consists of watching another webinar which is training for this program (approx. an hour).
Again, you'll only need to complete steps 2 and 3 as well as teach a minimum of three lessons.
I've also included a link to resources and the lesson plans on the portal.
I'm requesting the lessons be taught before April 29th. That's how I will address the implementation plan.
I want to thank you in advance for your assistance in guiding our students in becoming good digital citizens. If you have any questions, I'll be glad to assist you.
Information from the Archdiocese of Chicago:
The following is taken directly from the email I received from the Archdiocese on December 30, 2015. I received information about the survey before break and completed it immediately. You'll note St. Ann School is on the good list!
Common Sense Digital Citizenship School Certification
All schools must have homeroom or tech teachers teach 3 lessons per grade by the end of the 2015/16 year.
Thank you to these schools who have filled out the survey:
St. Joseph : Libertyville
St. Pius V School
St. Walter School
Saint Clement School
St Agnes of Bohemia
Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School*
St. Catherine Laboure
Queen of the Rosary*
Saint Gilbert School
Northside Catholic Academy
Queen of Martyrs
Infant Jesus of Prague*
St. Alphonsus - St. Patrick
St. Michael the Archangel
Prince of Peace
Our Lady of Humility School
Saint Benedict Preparatory School
St. Michael School*
St. Ann - Lansing
St. Mary of the Lake & St. Thomas of Canterbury Schools
Academy of St. Benedict the African
Most Holy Redeemer
*Turned in Implementation Plan
Fill out survey for anticipated finish date: http://goo.gl/forms/jyUIU8mni8
Watch the webinar for more information: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1113978273247884802
Online Curriculum Training: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/training
Complete and email the Implementation Plan: https://d2e111jq13me73.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/uploads/landing_pages/digcit-certified-school-implementation-plan.pdf
Complete and email DigitCit Teacher Worksheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XzxP6bK_CIIcPFhvvi890lmkt2Ta3pIoglw988_BPIw/edit#gid=314659848&vpid=A1
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources and lesson plans can be found on the portal: http://ocs.archchicago.org/CurriculumPrograms/Technology/CommonSenseMediaDigitalCitizenship.aspx
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