Presentation on theme: "Digital Citizenship in Lodi USD. Federal Law: Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act: 10/10/2008 Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act Defined."— Presentation transcript:
Federal Law: Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act: 10/10/2008 Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act Defined Internet Safety o Safe online activity for children o Protect children from cybercrimes, o Help parents shield their children from material that is inappropriate Requirements for public schools o Educate minors about: Appropriate online behavior (including chat rooms and social networking sites) Cyberbullying awareness and response Must submit a certification to the Commission that this is being done Teeth: e-Rate!
State Regulations Education Code 51870-51874Education Code 51870-51874 (51872.5) Requires that District Technology Plans include a component to educate pupils and teachers on: o Ethical use of information technology in the classroom o Internet Safety o Avoiding plagiarism o Understanding copyright Unlawful online downloading Illegal peer-to-peer file sharing
State Regulations Education Code 32261 Mandates a “safe, secure, and peaceful” school environment School districts will “develop and implement interagency strategies, in-service training programs, and activities that will improve school attendance and reduce school crime and violence, including vandalism, drug and alcohol abuse, gang membership, gang violence, hate crimes, bullying, including bullying committed personally or by means of an electronic act…”
Necessary Topics Cyberbullying awareness and response Chat rooms Social Networking sites Ethical use of information technology in the classroom Internet Safety Avoiding plagiarism Understanding copyright o Unlawful online downloading o Illegal peer-to-peer file sharing
Digital Citizenship Implementation Committee Volunteers were requested in a district-wide email. The committee met five times: o 1/30/12 o 2/6/12 o 2/13/12 o 2/27/12 o 5/7/12
NameSiteGrade Jill KeeferLarsonKindergarten Marianne ChangClairmontPrimary ELA Coach Nanci JohnstonBeckman5 Shelli BrownSutherlandELA Coach Robert SeymourSilva6 Crystal BrownHoustonEnglish, 7-8 Martha SniderMcAuliffeSocial Studies, 7-8 Charles TaylorMcAuliffeSocial Studies, 7-8 Monika RoseLodi HighEnglish Judy GervasiTokay HighSpecial Ed George KrukisLodi HighMath Wendy SchubertAnsel AdamsSpecial Ed- RSP Linda PiantoBear Creek HighSpecial Ed Randy MalandroMcAuliffePrincipal Committee Participants
Process Teachers explored three Digital Citizenship programs: Common Sense Media, iSafe, and NetSmartz. The following criteria were used in scoring these programs: Common Sense Media iSafe NetSmartz Breadth of topics Student Engagement Teacher ease-of-use Available formats Time needed for each lesson The committee unanimously recommended the Common Sense Media curriculum across all grade levels. Teachers split into grade level groupings. Each group recommended lessons by grade level covering topics that are mandated by State and Federal regulations.
Committee Recommendations The Committee made specific grade level lesson recommendations from the Common Sense Media library. Common Sense Media released an eRate Toolkit with their own lesson recommendations including documentation) in March, 2012.eRate Toolkit The Committee met in early May to review the eRate Toolkit. The Committee unanimously recommended implementing the Common Sense Media eRate Toolkit lessons for Lodi Unified School District. Many Committee members recommended adding some copyright lessons at the High School level (please see grades 9-12 recommended lessons in their original recommendation.)