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Thursday, October 3 • 10:15am - 11:15am
How to Develop Digital Citizenship Dispositions

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How do you teach students to use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate? How do educators teach students to avoid the risks and harness the rewards of digital media? Working with schools and educators over the past decade, Project Zero (PZ) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education collaborated with Common Sense Education to apply their research on media in kids’ lives into a free K-12 curriculum for schools on digital citizenship. The latest research from PZ reveals that digital citizenship needs to be grounded in pedagogical strategies that support not only skills, but dispositions, or “habits of mind.” Dispositions are ongoing tendencies that guide thinking and behavior. Just as we teach kids to "stop, look, and listen" when crossing the street, dispositions help guide behavior in their everyday life.
In January 2019, Common Sense Education and PZ published a research report in which they identified a set of five core dispositions of digital citizenship young people should embody in all domains of life: in school, on the sports field, and in their communities as well as on Snapchat, on Instagram, and in Fortnite. In 2018 to 2019, Common Sense Education is updating their curriculum designed to develop these dispositions through a set of “promising pedagogies” including thinking routines, authentic activities, and digital dilemmas. In this workshop, participants will get a brief overview of the five digital citizenship dispositions and core topics of the Digital Citizenship Curriculum, and try out a series of activities using promising pedagogies designed to develop these dispositions, which they can apply in their own work with young people.

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Kelly Mendoza

Sr. Director, Education Programs, Common Sense Education
Kelly Mendoza oversees digital citizenship education content and strategy for Common Sense Education, including the Digital Citizenship Curriculum, interactive games, and online professional development. Her goal is to create curricula and programs that help students think critically... Read More →
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Carrie James

Principal Investigator, Harvard Project Zero
Carrie James is a Research Associate and Principal Investigator at Project Zero, and a Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research explores young people’s digital, moral, and civic lives.

Thursday October 3, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Emerald Bay A 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697