Living in a digital world allows our students to have access to information at a moment’s notice when navigating online. As a result, students need to learn how to make informed decisions to help protect their personal information online and reflect on how they are representing themselves. As my school’s tech lead teacher, I supported classroom teachers at the beginning of the year by introducing our school’s Student Information Technology: Safety and Acceptable Use Agreement to students as technology as student devices were rolled out. Before students receive their 1-to-1 devices, classes have lessons about the agreements outlined on the student AUP. As a digital education leader in my school, I supported teachers in facilitating discussions around reasons for the agreements, curating student examples of what these look like, and modeling these practices. Families are also asked to engage in understanding these student agreements by also signing an acceptable use agreement and being provided with communication about student AUP conversations.
Additionally, I am currently working on my practicum project for the course EDTC 6108, where I am using Common Sense Education’s K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum to modify and build out a digital citizenship implementation guide for my school. In the design for the implementation guide I am building for this practicum project, I am embedding resource links to grade-level specific lessons on racial justice and SEL. This digital citizenship implementation guide will provide teachers at my school with a pacing guide for Common Sense Education lessons while meeting our school’s specific needs of being multi-age and driven by a social-justice-focused mission. Classroom teachers will be able to partner this digital citizenship implementation guide with our student AUP as they roll out technology at the beginning of the school year.
ISTE Standards for Coaches (2019). Retrieved from: https://www.iste.org/standards/for-coaches