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Cultivating Kindness: A Foundation for Digital Citizenship

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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Presented by Meg Swecker, Coordinator of Technology Integration/ITRT, Roanoke County Public Schools, VA; and Tamara Letter, Technology Integrator/ITRT, Hanover County Public Schools, VA
Hosted by Common Sense Education and Sponsored by Symantec

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How do you use kindness to promote learning? In this edWebinar, Meg Swecker and Tamara Letter, two tech integrators from Virginia, showcases innovative ways to use kindness to build a culture of digital citizenship. Their presentation includes examples of kindness in action in Roanoke County Public Schools and Hanover County Public Schools with a preview of Tamara’s book, A Passion for Kindness: Making the World a Better Place to Lead, Love, and Learn.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school educators.

Meg Swecker

About the Presenters

Meg Swecker is the coordinator of technology integration for Roanoke County Public Schools in Roanoke, Virginia. She works with elementary and secondary school teachers in two schools, helping them use and integrate technology into their curricula. She has been teaching for 31 years and has been an ITRT since 2000. Meg is an active member of the Virginia Society of Technology Educators (VSTE) and has served on the board of directors since 2015. She presents at local, regional, and statewide conferences and is a recipient of the Virginia Department of Education’s Virginia Technology Leadership Award.


Tamara Letter

Tamara Letter is a passionate educator with 21 years of experience, currently serving students and teachers in Hanover County Public Schools in Virginia as a technology integrator (ITRT). She is the social media chairperson for the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) conference and shares her expertise at district, local, and international events. In 2018, Tamara was the recipient of the R.E.B. Award for Teaching Excellence and named the 2019 Teacher of the Year for Mechanicsville Elementary School. Her first book, A Passion for Kindness: Making the World a Better Place to Lead, Love, and Learn, was published in February 2019. Connect with Tamara on Twitter @tamaraletter or visit her website,

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Common Sense Education

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, February 21, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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