Digital Citizenship Education
in Saskatchewan Schools
A Webinar for School Divisions and Schools
September 30, 2015
Joanna...
Webinar Recording Access
To access a recording of this
webinar and the presentation
slides following this session, visit
t...
Webinar Outline
1. Background and Introduction
2. What is Digital Citizenship?
3. Overview of the Guide
4. Overview of the...
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools
BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION
Digital Citizenship in
Saskatchewan Schools
A Policy Planning Guide for School Divisions and
Schools to Implement Digital ...
Key outcomes state that both
students and educators need to
be able to use technology safely
and effectively to communicat...
Saskatchewan’s Action Plan to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying
• Released in November 2013
• Hon. Jennifer Campeau, MLA ...
Saskatchewan’s Action Plan
to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying
Support Students to Develop Responsible and Appropriate
O...
Saskatchewan’s Action Plan
to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying
Proposed Action: Support the instruction of appropriate
a...
Digital Citizenship Education and the
Education Sector Strategic Plan Connections
to the
ESSP
Consultations identified the...
How Was the Guide Created?
Ministry officials collaborated with:
A small working group consisting of school
division consu...
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools
WHAT IS DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP?
What is Digital Citizenship?
“Digital Citizenship can be
defined as the norms of
appropriate and responsible
online behavi...
What is Digital Citizenship?
“Digital Citizenship is more than just a
teaching tool, it is a way to prepare students
for a...
Source: Dr. Mike Ribble, http://digitalcitizenship.net
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools
OVERVIEW OF THE GUIDE
Who is the Guide for?
Audience
Main audience:
• School Divisions Officials
• In-School Administrators
Other interested aud...
How Should this Guide Be Used?
Purpose
The Digital Citizenship Guide:
• Outlines a common frame of reference for the conce...
What is the Big Idea? Key
Concept
“Digital Citizenship is not intended to be a
stand-alone course, lesson or unit. Rather ...
How Does this Fit into Curriculum? Curricular
Connections
Cross-curricular Competencies:
• Provide a curricular rationale ...
What’s in the Guide?
Overview
From “Acceptable Use”
to “Digital Citizenship”
Content
Example
Acceptable Use Policy
• Is presented in the format of what ...
Key Considerations and Questions
for Discussions with Stakeholders Content
Example
Outline of each
element
Questions for
d...
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools
OVERVIEW OF THE CONTINUUM
Digital Citizenship Continuum
Intent: used to plan for instructional integration of digital
citizenship concepts and skill...
K-12
Continuum
Important questions for
the consideration of
lifelong learners What do we want
students to know?
What do st...
Knowledge gained through understanding of concepts and skills experienced from K-12
K-12
Continuum
Digital Citizenship Con...
Planning
Tool
Digital Citizenship Continuum
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools
SUPPORT FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Provided online professional development opportunity
#DCMOOC: a Massive Open Online Course on Digital Citizenship
• Introd...
Through a partnership with SaskTel and their “I Am
Stronger” campaign, the ministry is able to:
• provide a stand-alone si...
Provide access to licensed digital resources
for educators and students.
http://mediasmarts.ca
Implementation Support
Acce...
Host provincial Student First Anti-Bullying Forums.
2013 Student First Anti-Bullying Forum
Video: http://youtu.be/KSR2Wn1N...
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools
HOW TO GET STARTED
Where to Start? School
Divisions
Considerations at the school division level:
• Do school board policies regarding the use...
Where to Start? Schools
Considerations for In-School Administrators:
• What is the digital citizenship policy guide and ho...
Where to Start? Schools
Considerations for In-School Administrators:
• Do current school policies and procedures need to b...
Where to Start? Teachers
Considerations for teachers:
• What are the current realities facing the students in my
class?
• ...
Where to Start? Teachers
Considerations for teachers:
• Am I modeling proper digital citizenship for my students?
• How ca...
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Further Questions?
Please contact:
Joanna Sanders, Digital Fluency Consultant, Ministry of Education
Email: joanna.sanders...
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  1. 1. Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools A Webinar for School Divisions and Schools September 30, 2015 Joanna Sanders, Digital Fluency Consultant Ministry of Education
  2. 2. Webinar Recording Access To access a recording of this webinar and the presentation slides following this session, visit the digital citizenship section of the I Am Stronger website. VISIT http://iamstronger.ca
  3. 3. Webinar Outline 1. Background and Introduction 2. What is Digital Citizenship? 3. Overview of the Guide 4. Overview of the Continuum 5. Support for Implementation 6. How to Get Started 7. Questions and Answers
  4. 4. Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION
  5. 5. Digital Citizenship in Saskatchewan Schools A Policy Planning Guide for School Divisions and Schools to Implement Digital Citizenship from Kindergarten to Grade 12 http://goo.gl/I7koPsVISIT
  6. 6. Key outcomes state that both students and educators need to be able to use technology safely and effectively to communicate and collaborate with others in a global digital society. http://www.education.gov.sk.ca/TEF Saskatchewan’s Technology in Education Framework VISIT
  7. 7. Saskatchewan’s Action Plan to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying • Released in November 2013 • Hon. Jennifer Campeau, MLA & Former Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education for the Anti-Bullying Initiative http://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/anti-bullyingVISIT
  8. 8. Saskatchewan’s Action Plan to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying Support Students to Develop Responsible and Appropriate Online Behaviour Recognizing that all students need to learn the proper knowledge and necessary skills to develop appropriate and responsible online behaviour and that teachers and schools will need support to ensure this important work occurs starting in Kindergarten through Grade 12: Recommendation #4: It is recommended that the Government of Saskatchewan work with school divisions to provide teacher instructional supports and student resources to teach appropriate and responsible online behavior to all Kindergarten through Grade 12 students.
  9. 9. Saskatchewan’s Action Plan to Address Bullying and Cyberbullying Proposed Action: Support the instruction of appropriate and responsible online behaviour for Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. The Ministry of Education: • should provide school divisions with model digital citizenship policies and guidelines for local adaptation and implementation; • should work with school divisions to provide teachers with instructional supports and professional development opportunities and students with digital learning resources.
  10. 10. Digital Citizenship Education and the Education Sector Strategic Plan Connections to the ESSP Consultations identified the importance of access to technology to support quality learning environments. Consultations identified need for supports to deal with online bullying. ESSP works to improve graduation rates by ensuring each student is engaged in their learning, equipped and supported to achieve success. Opportunities to use technology in an engaging school environment will help to support our students to use it safely and responsibly in the future. Supports and professional learning opportunities are needed for teachers and administrators to effectively infuse technology into the classroom.
  11. 11. How Was the Guide Created? Ministry officials collaborated with: A small working group consisting of school division consultants. Dr. Alec Couros and Katia Hildebrandt, contracted researchers and writers from the University of Regina.
  12. 12. Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools WHAT IS DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP?
  13. 13. What is Digital Citizenship? “Digital Citizenship can be defined as the norms of appropriate and responsible online behaviour.” - Dr. Mike Ribble, http://digitalcitizenship.net
  14. 14. What is Digital Citizenship? “Digital Citizenship is more than just a teaching tool, it is a way to prepare students for a society full of technology.” - Dr. Mike Ribble
  15. 15. Source: Dr. Mike Ribble, http://digitalcitizenship.net
  16. 16. Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools OVERVIEW OF THE GUIDE
  17. 17. Who is the Guide for? Audience Main audience: • School Divisions Officials • In-School Administrators Other interested audiences: • Teachers • School Community Councils
  18. 18. How Should this Guide Be Used? Purpose The Digital Citizenship Guide: • Outlines a common frame of reference for the concept of digital citizenship by defining what it is in the context of learning and teaching. • Provides supports for school divisions and schools to plan for the integration of digital citizenship instruction through all grades and subjects.
  19. 19. What is the Big Idea? Key Concept “Digital Citizenship is not intended to be a stand-alone course, lesson or unit. Rather it is best learned and understood when taught in context through real-life examples and experiences.”
  20. 20. How Does this Fit into Curriculum? Curricular Connections Cross-curricular Competencies: • Provide a curricular rationale for teaching digital citizenship • Highlight both the general importance of technology in teaching and learning and specific citizenship-related competencies such as the ability to “communicate effectively and ethically”. • Was used to help inform the creation of the Digital Citizenship K-12 Continuum to help guide instructional integration of these concepts and skills.
  21. 21. What’s in the Guide? Overview
  22. 22. From “Acceptable Use” to “Digital Citizenship” Content Example Acceptable Use Policy • Is presented in the format of what the student “shouldn’t do” • Defines the rules that learners and educators must follow and may limit technology use • Often restrictive, intended to control or prohibit particular behaviours • Often operate on the assumption that students will lose the privilege of technology if they do not follow certain rules Responsible Use Policy • Is presented in the format of what the student “should do” • Increased student responsibility for use of technology to support learning • Developed with students to create common understanding of the responsibility of accessing online technologies as part of the learning process • Can contain clear expectations regarding the use of technology in the classroom
  23. 23. Key Considerations and Questions for Discussions with Stakeholders Content Example Outline of each element Questions for discussion Key considerations
  24. 24. Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools OVERVIEW OF THE CONTINUUM
  25. 25. Digital Citizenship Continuum Intent: used to plan for instructional integration of digital citizenship concepts and skills Contains: essential questions and knowledge for everyone then suggests understandings and skills at age appropriate levels Organized: by curricular grade groupings divided into three categories (respect, educate and protect) Taught: beginning in Kindergarten and span through Grade 12 K-12 Continuum Digital Citizenship Continuum K-2 3-5 6-9 10-12 Understand Do Understand Do Understand Do Understand Do ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS AND KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
  26. 26. K-12 Continuum Important questions for the consideration of lifelong learners What do we want students to know? What do students need to understand? What do we want students to be able to do? Organized into four grade groupings Organized by category and element Digital Citizenship Continuum
  27. 27. Knowledge gained through understanding of concepts and skills experienced from K-12 K-12 Continuum Digital Citizenship Continuum
  28. 28. Planning Tool Digital Citizenship Continuum
  29. 29. Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools SUPPORT FOR IMPLEMENTATION
  30. 30. Provided online professional development opportunity #DCMOOC: a Massive Open Online Course on Digital Citizenship • Introduced the concept of digital citizenship. • Delivered online and free to over 900 registered participants. • Facilitated by Dr. Alec Couros from the University of Regina. • #DCMOOC ran in May and June 2014. • Materials have been archived and are accessible online. • Online communities were established using Twitter and Google+ and continue to be active.http://dcmooc.ca Implementation Support PD Opportunity VISIT
  31. 31. Through a partnership with SaskTel and their “I Am Stronger” campaign, the ministry is able to: • provide a stand-alone site for students, teachers and families to access anti-bullying resources; • co-sponsor community grants up to $1,000 for youth led initiatives; and, • host the anonymous student online tool for reporting bullying incidents. http://iamstronger.ca Implementation Support One-Stop Access to Resources VISIT
  32. 32. Provide access to licensed digital resources for educators and students. http://mediasmarts.ca Implementation Support Access to Canadian Resources VISIT
  33. 33. Host provincial Student First Anti-Bullying Forums. 2013 Student First Anti-Bullying Forum Video: http://youtu.be/KSR2Wn1N5Cw 2014 Student First Anti-Bullying Forum Video: http://youtu.be/7KSlb0xyj8w Calling all Grade 6-12 teachers and students! Register your class today for the 2015 Student First Anti-Bullying Virtual Forum being held online during National Anti-Bullying Awareness Week in November. Implementation Support Youth Engagement http://iamstronger.caVISIT
  34. 34. Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools HOW TO GET STARTED
  35. 35. Where to Start? School Divisions Considerations at the school division level: • Do school board policies regarding the use technology in schools need to be reviewed and updated? • How will the availability of this guide be communicated to in-school administrators and what expectations does the school division have for how it should be used in schools? • What needs and supports are required from the school division level to support implementation?
  36. 36. Where to Start? Schools Considerations for In-School Administrators: • What is the digital citizenship policy guide and how can it be used for school planning purposes? • Are the students in the school using technology respectfully and responsibly? • Are student activities that occur online outside of school impacting the learning environment in the school? • What do stakeholders (students, staff and the School Community Council) think about the need for digital citizenship instruction in the school?
  37. 37. Where to Start? Schools Considerations for In-School Administrators: • Do current school policies and procedures need to be updated? • How will teaching staff need to be supported to infuse digital citizenship concepts and skills into their teaching? • What supports are required to support implementation?
  38. 38. Where to Start? Teachers Considerations for teachers: • What are the current realities facing the students in my class? • Are the students in my class using technology respectfully and responsibly? • Are student activities that occur online outside of school impact the learning environment in the classroom? • What are the current school board policies and procedures regarding the use technology in schools?
  39. 39. Where to Start? Teachers Considerations for teachers: • Am I modeling proper digital citizenship for my students? • How can I begin to infuse the continuum’s suggested concepts and skills into my current practice? • Who is available to support me if I have questions or need help? How can I collaborate with other teachers? • What are the learning resources available to me and my students to deepen our understanding of digital citizenship?
  40. 40. Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
  41. 41. Further Questions? Please contact: Joanna Sanders, Digital Fluency Consultant, Ministry of Education Email: joanna.sanders@gov.sk.ca Twitter: @MmeSanders

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