Propel Schools has entered its fourth year of partnership with Commonsense Media, continuing to provide scholars with the tools they need to be safe digital citizens through the "Digital Citizenship Program."
Developed in partnership with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, each digital citizenship lesson focuses on real challenges and digital dilemmas that scholars face today, giving them the skills they need to succeed as digital learners, leaders, and citizens of tomorrow.
Heather Harvey, Propel Schools Integration Technology Coach, tells us more about this program and the weight it carries as more scholars are learning online:
"It's important to remember that even if scholars are comfortable with technology, learning online requires its own norms and procedures, many of which will be new to scholars who are used to learning in a face-to-face classroom. In addition, teachers and scholars alike are spending more time checking news and social media in an effort to understand the Coronavirus and its effects. Now more than ever, scholars need key digital citizenship skills, including news and media literacy, the ability to recognize and respond to cyber-bullying, and an understanding of how their media habits affect them."