Digital Discernment

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The need to exercise digital discernment has never been greater as K-12 schools transition to digital learning environments and strive to meet California Education Code that requires both students and teachers to receive instruction in digital citizenship, which is defined as:

An understanding of the ethical, legal and safe use of information and technology. Respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources including the ability to differentiate between legal and illegal uses of information and sources so that students learn to apply responsible research practices. An awareness of local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture, digital etiquette, and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information (http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl562.pdf).

Teacher librarians, classroom teachers, administrators, credential candidates, and university faculty are encouraged to attend Teacher Librarian Leadership Day 2016.  Drawing from his research and experience, keynote speaker Dr. Mike Ribble (author of Digital Citizenship in Schools) will teach participants how to design a comprehensive digital citizenship plan, integrate digital citizenship and character education concepts into the curriculum, and provide professional development. In addition, participants will learn how the teacher librarian is uniquely trained and authorized to provide collaborative and departmentalized instruction in digital citizenship to K-12 students and professional development to faculty and staff and how this position can be funded at the school site level.  A continental breakfast and full lunch will be provided.  Please join us!  http://leadership-day.eventbrite.com.

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