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Ideas for Jump-Starting Digital Citizenship at Your School

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Digital Citizenship Week

Presented by Gail Desler, Tech Integration Specialist, Elk Grove Unified School District, CA; Kathleen Watt, Web Specialist and Digital Citizenship Coordinator, Elk Grove Unified School District, CA; and Mike Scafati, Tech, Film, and Drama Teacher, The Meadowbrook School of Weston, MA
Hosted by Common Sense Education and Sponsored by Symantec

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October 15-19 is #digcitweek. Does your school have a plan? Digital Citizenship Week is a great chance to get digital citizenship off the ground at your school. Increase awareness and get students, faculty, and families inspired to learn about media balance, cyberbullying, privacy, and much, much more!

In this edWebinar, designed in collaboration with ISTE, hear from three innovative educators, Gail Desler, Kathleen Watt and Mike Scafati, who present original ideas for taking advantage of this week. You’ll also get important resources from ISTE for getting trained on and implementing digital citizenship at your school.

This recorded edWebinar is geared toward K-12 teachers in all subject areas.

Gail DeslerAbout the Presenters
Gail Desler is a technology integration specialist and a digital citizenship coordinator for the Elk Grove Unified School District in California. She is the recipient of the 2018 ISTE Digital Citizenship Network Award, a 2017-2018 Common Sense Educator, a Google Certified Innovator, and a National Writing Project Teacher Consultant. Much of her focus is in supporting students in becoming “change writers,” empowered to use technology in ways that make a positive difference in all the communities to which they belong, online or face-to-face. Gail teaches a number of digital citizenship related workshops for teachers and administrators throughout the district and region. You can follow her on Twitter @GailDesler

Kathleen Watt Kathleen Watt is the web specialist and a digital citizenship coordinator for the Elk Grove Unified School District in California. She is a 2017-2018 Common Sense Educator and has been recognized by NSPRA (National School Public Relations Association) and CALSPRA (California School Public Relations Association) for her logo creation, web design and school district initiative work. Kathleen supports district staff/departments, teachers and students on many web and graphic based projects. She also co-teaches with Gail on a variety of digital citizenship topics.

Mike ScafatiMike Scafati is a Common Sense Education digital citizenship ambassador. He teaches technology, filmmaking, and drama at The Meadowbrook School of Weston in Massachusetts. Mike co-developed, implemented, and now runs Meadowbrook’s K-8 #digcit curriculum, and has presented on it at national and regional conferences, including MassCUE (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), EdTechTeacher conferences (2014, 2016), and NAIS Annual Conference (2017). He is a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Having spent 10 years in technology marketing/PR, Mike started and co-runs social media at his school. He earned degrees from Providence College (marketing) and Regis College (teaching).

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Common Sense Education develops high-quality digital citizenship programs and digital teaching resources, providing educators and students with the digital learning tools they need to harness the power of technology for life.


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Thursday, October 11, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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