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Digital Citizenship in the Classroom: From Legal Challenges to Student Assessment

December 13, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. central

Social media surrounds today’s students, parents, schools, and communities. It can be an incredible force for good–spreading stories, highlighting accomplishments, and making a huge impact on students and schools. Of course, it can also have a negative impact. Digital citizenship is often the crucial difference. 

In this webinar, former educator and school administrator Dr. Jill Johnson of Class Intercom will host attorneys Bobby Truhe and Karen Haase of KSB School Law for a timely DigCit discussion focusing on social media and its important legal risks and challenges. Bobby and Karen, who specialize in legal challenges impacting schools, will cover the ins and outs of the legal side of being a good digital citizen and school social media specifically. They’ll share stories and insights on the First Amendment and other legalities from their years-long tenure in school law. The two will also cover digital citizenship in practice, connecting to insights from Jill on the support and experience students need to develop good judgment online. They’ll also zoom out to the bigger picture, highlighting practical examples of schools and districts that are utilizing restorative practices in addition to providing mechanisms for authentic assessment.

Indeed, being a good person online has never been more important, and schools are at the center when it comes to instilling that in students. Tune in for a timely discussion of how they’re doing it! 

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Key Takeaways 

  1. A look at the legal side of digital citizenship
  2. Insights into the unique liabilities schools and districts face 
  3. Instilling digital citizenship through hands-on learning and authentic assessment 
  4. Empowering students and staff on social media in a practical and secure way
  5. The relationship between restorative practices and digital citizenship and tips for advancing both