(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only
Approaches to Teaching Digital Literacy and Citizenship
According to the NYS Department of Education, a digitally literate person is someone who can use technology strategically to find and evaluate information as well as connect and collaborate with others over the Internet. As educators we must prepare students to learn in the digital age while maintaining good citizenship. This course will cover the components of information literacy and website content evaluation. Participants will be given ready to use lesson plans to incorporate digital literacy and digital citizenship instruction in his/her classroom. In addition, participants will gather the necessary tools to teach students how to search safely and effectively. Other topics explored in this course include: digital footprint and reputation, cyberbullying, and privacy and security. A must for all educators K-12!
ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only