Texas Digital Citizenship Day 2013 was held March 5, 2013, to raise awareness of digital citizenship as a set of defined, teachable skills, and to engage parents, educators, students and lawmakers across the state as key stakeholders in making sure kids navigate the online world safely and responsibly. TASA partnered with Common Sense Media for the event.
As part of Texas Digital Citizenship Day, Common Sense created a comprehensive online Digital Citizenship Day Toolkit,
which provides educators with valuable resources, including lesson
plans differentiated by grade, school-based activities, and materials to
engage and educate parents and caregivers. Our goal was to have as many
Texas districts use the toolkit as possible.
Texas Digital Citizenship Day 2013 was supported by the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE), the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), the Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA), the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP).
Being named a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified District is an official stamp of recognition from Common Sense Education. It will not only strengthen the reputation of your district in your community (and beyond!) but may also will inspire other districts to get involved in teaching digital literacy and citizenship. Requirements include:
Plus, prior to submitting an application, 75 percent of schools in the district must already have applied and been accepted as Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified Schools. To learn more, download the criteria and FAQ. Or, download a presentation to share with district staff and faculty.Common Sense also offers free Digital Citizenship Certification programs for educators and schools. Sign up today!