The Board recognized Amy Shepler, Supervisor of Instruction, for leading the initiative that resulted in CCPS being selected as an anchor partner for the Digital Citizenship Commitment (#DigCitCommit) Campaign, created by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).
The campaign brings together a diverse group of tech, education, and media organizations to launch the campaign, with a goal of redefining digital citizenship and reaching one million students by 2021. It was noted that only two school systems in the world were selected to be anchor partners, CCPS and Los Angeles Unified School District in California. Other coalition members include: ISTE, Google, KQED, HundrED, Team4Tech, Facebook Education, Common Sense Education, Digital Citizenship Institute, KidCitizen, Wiki Education, Generation Citizen, Media Education Lab, National Writing Project, EVERFI, National Constitution Center, The National Institute for Civil Discourse, and Newsela.
Through the development and sharing of curated resources, the DigCitCommit campaign gives educators, online and at in-person events, a set of competencies that teaches youth to be safe online as well as instill in them a strong sense of digital literacy, civility, community, and engagement that fosters good in the world. Ms. Shepler explained to the Board that the coalition will provide teachers a “one-stop shop” for digital citizenship resources.