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AA #3779: Digital Citizenship in Action

March 12, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


In this course, leaders will learn about the history and current state of digital citizenship education. Leaders will then critically evaluate the explicit, implicit, and null curriculum around digital citizenship in their schools. Throughout the course, participants will dive deep into each of the six competencies of a digital citizen by growing in their own competency knowledge, examining resources to bring into their schools, and considering how each competency can be further supported. Leaders will finish the course by developing an action plan to improve digital citizenship education that addresses immediate, short-term, and long-term goals.

This course will take 6 hours to complete with a one hour break for lunch. Completion of this workshop will result in 1 AA credit or 6 PD Hours.

Kristen Mattson

Dr. Kristen Mattson is a high school library media specialist and former English teacher with a passion for digital citizenship, media and information literacy education. When she is not supporting the staff and students at her school, Kristen works as an adjunct professor in the University of Illinois iSchool and consults and speaks as a Future Ready Librarian. Kristen’s research interests lie at the intersection of technology and humanity, and how educators approach said topics with students through curriculum. She is the author of “Digital Citizenship in Action: Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities” (ISTE, 2017) and has contributed various articles and book chapters to project surrounding digital citizenship, school libraries, and media and information literacy.


March 12, 2021
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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