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By Kylee Golden and Christopher Williams

From the Technology Director

Teaching Philosophy

Students learn best when they are engaged and motivated. Students who use technology are 21st century thinkers, problem solvers, and innovators. Technology allows students to "think outside the box," it takes them into a realm where the possibilities are endless. Technology opens the doors for students to think, explore, express themselves, and collaborate with one another.

CyberBullying Program Overview




Digital Citizenship/Cyberbullying programs






http://www.netsmartz.org/Educators




https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators




http://community-matters.org/programs-and-services/cyberbullying-solutions





Cost




Free




Free




pay per service



to train approximately 60 staff members, per person per year $1,365. **this number is an approximate figure based on online prices**





Program offerings




Digital content for students k - 12.




Full scale implementation program that outlines all of the steps necessary to create and sustain a digital citizenship program from K - 12. The program also details how to incorporate the community, letters to parents and some strategies to reach out to community based organizations.




  • Training for teachers and administrators


  • Training for students both online and offline


  • Community outreach centers.


  • specific implementation strategies for District Psychologists, Counselors, and Social workers.




Program implementation




Offers a three step implementation guide with the flexibility for the district to implement any section with its own timeline.




This program offers phases that can be used the district can then create their own timeline based on the strategies described.



Phase 1; Presentation of the program, modules, and teacher training.



Phase 2: Implementation of the program with student Parents and community members



Phase 3: Evaluation of the program and its effect on the school culture.




This program offers a two year implementation strategy that supports all those that would come in contact with students. It also offers a parent component that guides parents in recognizing the signs of bullying and steps to take with the district to resolve the situation.





Suggestions/Recommendations




Does not offer certification process district would have to create this. There are no assessments for this program.




Offer certification program with assessments and the ability to monitor progress for students and document PD hours for staff.




Robust, costly program with contact hours and allows flexibility for District. Offers plenty of ongoing experiences and certification markers.


Professional development: 6 months starting August

CyberBullying Parent Memo

To: Parents


From: School Administration


There will be a series of cyber bullying presentations taking place at our school. The DASA presentations are aimed at helping parents to understand what cyberbullying is and how to prevent it from happening. With recent advances in modern day technology, it is important that parents and guardians are aware of the consequences that cyberbullying can have on a child’s self-esteem. The presentations are aimed at creating awareness for the issue as well as providing parents with tips and techniques to ensure their child is using the Internet properly.


There will be a series of cyberbullying training available for students in school. We would like to invite parents to view the training as well.


The schedule is as follows:


Suggested Timeline (actual will be discussed in administrative committee):


August:


Introduction of the program to Staff review of the modules and develop district wide goals for the program.


September: Implementation pd with staff about the program. How the program should look in all classrooms from k – 12.


Complete the initial pd certification by the end of the month. Certification hours to be given after the first certificate of completion is summited.


October:


Overview of cyber bullying: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/7d4b3ee9-0856-48f7-85ca-6503140cc22b/7d4b3ee9-0856-48f7-85ca-6503140cc22b/


Parent night the program will be introduced to parents and they will view the video below. Questions and answers will be taken and names for 20 volunteer parent ambassadors will be collected.


Community organizations will be notified of the new program and be allowed to participate in discussions.


November:


Teacher PD:


How will this look in all classrooms k – 12? What will be the monthly goals and strategies for the School and the departments.


Community Relations: reach out the surrounding businesses that employ students and create an advisory board with the parent volunteers and the community organizations.


December:


Administrative/Teacher PD:


Continue discussion of classroom and department outcomes share with the school and discuses strategies to ensure that the program is consistent with all departments.


Administrators to discuss plan to create a cross district goal for digital citizenship. Discuss incentives for both teachers and students.


January - May


Administrators/Teachers to complete phase 2 certification and discussing rewards and incentives program for students all. School wide implementation programs to be submitted by May for review and implementation in the Fall. Creation of district flyers, posters and parent letters to be drafted and accepted by the departments.


June:


All concerned parties will have completed PD and district wide implementation; Flyers and parent letters are approved by administration and the Modules as described will be delivered to the students on a monthly basis beginning in October for Anti-bullying and digital citizenship month.


If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.


Sincerely,


School Administration


BYOD Budget

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