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DigCit Connect

Want to help kids be their best selves online? Mark your calendars for a free, virtual event on Saturday, October 22 to be part of the movement. 

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What is it and who it's for

DigCit Connect is a one-day, virtual summit produced by the DigCit Coalition in partnership with ISTE and the Los Angeles School District's Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI):

  • Designed for administrators, teachers, parents, caregivers, families, and the education community.
  • Offers a learning experience that’s free and open to the public.
  • Features presentations and workshops from educators, technology leaders, and digital citizenship experts.
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Why we need it

Over the last few years we have increased our participation in a variety of digital activities. Unfortunately, we have not spent nearly enough time preparing and supporting young people to be successful humans in these virtual spaces.

The conversation around digital citizenship needs to expand beyond online safety. This event will:

  • Empower educators and parents to create a healthy digital culture at school and home.
  • Refocus our conversations around digital citizenship towards practical approaches that help educators and parents support young people in a highly digital world.

Explore the five competencies of digital citizenship.

DigCit Connect will highlight the five competencies through sessions focused on educators, administrators, parents, caregivers, and the education community.

Inclusive

I am open to hearing and respectfully recognizing multiple viewpoints and I engage with others online with respect and empathy.

Informed

I evaluate the accuracy, perspective, and validity of digital media and social posts.

Engaged

I use technology and digital channels for civic engagement, to solve problems and be a force for good in both physical and virtual communities.

Balanced

I make informed decisions about how to prioritize my time and activities online and off.

Alert

I am aware of my online actions, and know how to be safe and create safe spaces for others online.