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A Framework for Digital Citizenship Implementation

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

A Framework for Digital Citizenship Implementation

Presented by Kelly Mendoza, Senior Director, Education Programs, Common Sense Education; and Merve Lapus, Vice President, Education Outreach & National Partnerships, Common Sense Education
Hosted by Jennifer Ehehalt, Education Regional Manager, Common Sense Education

Hosted by Common Sense Education

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Successful digital culture-building must be intentional and proactive. Join this edWebinar to learn more about contributing factors that need to be considered when implementing digital citizenship in your school or district. Common Sense Education’s Digital Citizenship Implementation Guide provides a path for a phased framework to help you plan, implement, and evaluate your digital citizenship program. From how to get buy-in, assessing your motivation and needs, instructional plans, educating families, to how to become a Common Sense Recognized School or District, the presenters discuss different models for digital citizenship implementation. Viewers will hear examples from six varied school districts driven by different needs and student populations. Though there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to digital citizenship, you’ll be provided examples and advice that district and school leaders can use at any point in their implementation.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to school and district leaders of kindergarten through high school grade levels.


Kelly MendozaAbout the Presenters

Kelly Mendoza is Senior Director of Education Programs at Common Sense Education, where she oversees education programming and content strategy, including the Digital Citizenship Curriculum, interactive games, and online professional development for schools. She has developed research-based curricula in digital citizenship, media literacy, information literacy, and social-emotional learning (SEL). She aims to develop programs that help students and schools create a positive culture around learning and technology. She has also developed educational resources and curriculum for Lucas Learning, the Media Education Lab, and PBS Frontline. Kelly has a Ph.D. in media and communication from Temple University. Follow her on Twitter: @kellymendoza


Merve LapusMerve Lapus, Vice President of Education Outreach & National Partnerships at Common Sense Education, is responsible for the overall outreach strategy and national partnerships for Common Sense Education and oversees a team that works directly with leadership to impact communities using technology for learning and life. Collaborating with school networks, state-level organizations, community leaders, and national partners, Merve is committed to fostering a whole-community approach to digital well-being and establishing supportive learning spaces for all children and families to thrive in a world with media and technology. Merve has over 17 years of experience driving education technology initiatives across school programs and building educator confidence through professional learning and strategic implementation. Merve sits on a number of steering committees addressing school climate and state policy initiatives and currently sits on the Marketing and Communications Board for the University of San Francisco and the Children’s Creativity Museum of San Francisco. Merve holds a B.A. in psychology and sociology from the University of San Francisco


Jennifer EhehaltAbout the Host

Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh regional manager at Common Sense Education. She is responsible for helping school districts build a culture of digital citizenship among educators, students, and their families. She designs and delivers professional development for preK–12 educators that focuses on the implementation of Common Sense’s K–12 digital citizenship resources, along with how to integrate technology into the classroom. Through her work, she has had the opportunity to share best practices by presenting at ISTE, ASCD, PETE & C, IDEAcon, and GAETC.


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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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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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