As part of our Connected Learning Community, we are highlighting the importance of balance, safety and responsible behavior online (generally called “Digital Citizenship”).
One of the ways that we are bringing attention to these ideas is through our new Digital Citizenship Week, taking place 16 – 20 April. Each day will have a theme:
- Monday: Balance
- Tuesday: Safety
- Wednesday: Behavior
- Thursday: Reflection
- Friday: Possibilities
During the week we will have a variety of activities, including short conversation starters each morning in tutor group, a specialized tutor lesson for the week, and extended sessions with each of the middle school grade levels, all culminating in our MS Assembly on Friday morning.
Digital Citizenship Week is intended to enhance and support our current Digital Citizenship curriculum, currently taught in Humanities: Digital Dragons. We’ll be highlighting these themes again at the end of the year with a special visit from Robyn Treyvaud, amazing speaker and leading expert on citizenship.
We hope this week will give our students a chance to think about the choices they make, and to reflect on the impact of our first year of the Connected Learning Community.
Conversations at home to support the themes of balance, safety and responsible behavior online during the week (and beyond) would be a great way to help build these important understandings.