Common Sense Media 1-to-1 Essentials Program: Onboarding your school


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  • Thank you again everybody for your attention and participation today. I hope you learned some great things about the current landscape and issues that kids face in todays digital world. But even more important, I hope you feel empowered to proactively address cyberbullying in your schools by engaging stakeholders and integrating curriculum into your classrooms. Here are three easy next steps for you to take following our presentation.1) Dig into the great resources in the Cyberbullying Toolkit2) Share the toolkit with colleagues3) Commit to teaching one lesson within the next month
  • Phase 1Phase 2teacher trainign checklist starter kit that support creative thinking (graphite)Share pinterest board communicate with families about changes ahead with q and a interactive toolcraft answers specific to programcreate citizenship webpage for your website, (insert widgets to stream blogs for parents and educators)
  • Commonsense.orgExplore our new Interactive Scope & Sequence, which will give you a roadmap for planning how to teach digital literacy and citizenship in your classroom, across your grade-level, or even throughout your school. Each unit contains five cross-curricular lessons. You may want to dive into your grade band’s Unit 1, or you may want to align a unit with a particular grade (Unit 1 = K, Unit 2 = 1st grade, Unit 3 = 2nd grade). The spiraling units address and reinforce age-appropriate topics throughout the grades. Alternatively, you may choose a category in the top menu bar to highlight topical lessons in order to address a particular need with your students.
  • Common Sense Media 1-to-1 Essentials Program: Onboarding your school

    1. 1. 1-to-1 Essentials Program: Onboarding your school Sue Thotz Chicago Program Manager
    2. 2. Our Mission We are dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. Our Vision We envision a world in which every kid knows how to participate safely, responsibly, and respectfully in a digital world and can harness the potential of technology for learning. Our mission Our vision
    3. 3. 1. Rate 1. Advocate 2. Investigate 3. Educate What We Do
    4. 4. • 19,000 reviews across all media types • Key rating elements include: o Age-appropriateness o Detailed “nutritional labeling” of parental pain points o Learning ratings for digital content Ratings and Reviews
    5. 5. Learning Ratings for Parents
    6. 6. • Digital Literacy and Citizenship as a National Education Priority • LEAD Commission • Advocate on Kids’ Privacy Rights • Address Major Public Health Issues Related to Media and Kids “Private Entities like Common Sense Media are pursuing a sanity not censorship approach, which can serve as a model for how to use technology to empower parents without offending the First Amendment” - President Barack Obama “As long as I’m Chairman, the FCC will be committed to working with organizations like Common Sense Media to tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities of the digital age.” - FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Advocate
    7. 7. • Provide reliable and independent data on children’s use of media • Impact on physical, social, emotio nal and cognitive development • Conduct 2-3 original studies per year + host thought leader events. Investigate
    8. 8. K-12 Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum Curriculum Toolkits Digital Passport Professional Development Educate Families: Media, Technology, and Kids 1-to-1 Essentials Program Educate
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    10. 10. 1-to-1 Essentials program at
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    12. 12. 19 Graphite Features • Rigorous: Comprehensive methodology and rubric behind Graphite rating • Discoverability with powerful filtering and searching by subject, skills and grade bands • Curated Lists: “Top Picks” • Aligned to Common Core • By teachers, for teachers: Teacher community shares reviews & best practices
    13. 13. • 65 lessons, differentiated by grade band • Lower elementary (K-2) • Upper elementary (3-5) • Middle (6-8) • High school (9-12) • 3 units per grade level • 5 lessons per unit • Units are cross-curricular • Lessons spiral unit by unit Scope and Sequence
    14. 14. 1-to-1 as a Paradigm Shift to Photo:
    15. 15. How do you see yourself using 1-to-1 Essentials? How can 1-to-1 Essentials play a role in your schools/institutions? How might Graphite and the K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum be helpful? Some Key Questions
    16. 16. Sue Thotz Chicago Program Manager Twitter: @CommonSenseEdu @suethotz