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An Introduction to Implementing Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship in UK Schools

Thursday, February 25, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

An Introduction to Implementing Common Sense Education Digital Citizenship in UK Schools

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm United Kingdom Time

Presented by Katy Potts, Educator, Islington Schools (UK); Dan Ferry, Educator, Islington Schools (UK); Philip (Pip) Bhol, STEM Teacher and Computing Lead, King’s Cross Academy (UK); and Jenna Khanna, Regional Director, Common Sense Media (UK)
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education

Sponsored by Common Sense Education

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Learners need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Teachers need resources to keep up with today’s fast-changing media and technology landscape. Common Sense Education has a free Digital Citizenship Curriculum that offers a whole-community approach to media balance and well-being. The resources support teachers and prepare learners to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create and participate in the digital world. The curriculum is guided by the research of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and addresses current issues students face, including cyberbullying, online privacy, hate speech, news literacy, and more. The resources include real-life scenarios, new videos, and engaging activities that help students explore complex topics.

Watch Katy Potts from Islington Schools, Dan Ferry from Islington Schools, and Pip Bhol from King’s Cross Academy in this edWebinar to learn about how this curriculum is being adopted by schools in the UK. The presenters share best practices and implementation ideas including how the Islington Schools teams have mapped UK Educated in a Connected World and key resources to Common Sense Media.


Katy PottsAbout the Presenters

Katy Potts has worked for Islington Council since 1999, developing digital education services to schools and families. Before this, she was a primary school teacher for seven years. Katy specializes in online safety and sits on the LGFL Safeguarding and Editorial Board, has been an ICT Mark assessor, and facilitated the NCSL Strategic Leadership ICT courses. She also sits on the UK Safer Internet Centre Advisory Board.

Katy is a BETT Awards Judge and spearheaded the introduction of the “Kids Judge Bett” event. She has supported educational projects in Romania, Nigeria, China, Portugal and Japan and every year acts as a guide for the Educational World Forum. Katy also helps run the TeachMeet event at the SEN (Special Educational Needs) TES show each year at Islington Design Centre. #tmsen16 #tesSENshow


Dan FerryDan Ferry currently works as an online learning strategist across two primary schools in London and has been a primary school teacher for seven years. Dan worked for Islington Borough in London as a computer science lead teacher for five years, where his role involved collaborating with Common Sense Media on the adoption and implementation of their Digital Citizenship Curriculum into UK primary schools.


Pip BholPip Bhol has been a primary school teacher for five years, developing computing practice and delivering STEM. Pip works closely with Islington as a computing lead teacher and supports schools around Islington with their computing curriculum delivery and upskills staff. Pip has recently focused on developing the highly successful remote learning offer within his school and has shared his knowledge and expertise across the borough and to other schools within his network. He is committed to using technology to raise standards of teaching and embed its use into everyday practice in a transformational way.


Jenna KhannaJenna Khanna is the UK regional director for Common Sense based in London and is responsible for building Common Sense’s presence in the UK. Jenna led the development of new UK digital citizenship resources, which launched in 2021. Working with partners at the national and local levels, Jenna is passionate about bringing Common Sense Education’s free resources to classrooms in all four nations.


Jennifer EhehaltAbout the Host

Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh regional manager at Common Sense Education. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in education. She continues to partner with state-level organizations, school districts, and community organizations across the nation to help integrate Common Sense Education resources. Jennifer provides educational leadership through consultation with school districts, professional development (both in-person and virtual), conference presentations, and parent universities. Jennifer sits on the Advisory Council for Kidsburgh and is a champion for Remake Learning Days Across America. Jennifer has a B.S. in elementary education and an M.Ed. in educational leadership. Jennifer was recently named 2019 Alumni of the Year from Edinboro University. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @jehehalt.


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Thursday, February 25, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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