CUE has partnered with Common Sense Media to power their professional development offerings. Common Sense Media offers a comprehensive K-12 curriculum to teach students to be safe and responsible digital citizens. The innovative curriculum is:
Safety and Security: Students learn concrete skills to stay safe and secure online,
including how to engage in safe online talk and keep their information secure.
Digital Citizenship: Students reflect on how to behave ethically online, including privacy and digital footprints, cyberbullying, self-expression, copyright and fair use.
Research and Evaluation: Students think critically about finding and evaluating information online, including effective searching and evaluating trustworthiness of websites.
Leave with ideas and tools you can implement immediately in your school. (This workshop can be customized to be full or half-day; for elementary, middle or high school; and with a focus on one or more of the three topic areas.)
Be an Upstander! Addressing Cyberbullying in Schools
As kids and schools become more digitally connected, bullying manifests itself in ways beyond the playground. Schools can help stop bullying before it starts by encouraging students to move from being "bystanders" to "upstanders." In this half-day workshop, participants learn what cyberbullying is, what students should do if they are targeted, how they can educate students about cyberbullying, and how to create a positive school community. Participants will be introduced to Common Sense Media’s Cyberbullying Toolkit, which offers key lesson plans, engaging videos, a parent outreach kit, and resource links for administrators and kids. Leave with ideas and tools you can implement immediately in your school. (This workshop can be customized for elementary, middle or high school.)
Keeping Track of Privacy and Digital Footprints
Increasingly, kids are sharing information about themselves online. But what does this mean for their privacy and reputation, now and in the future? This half-day workshop focuses on kids’ online privacy and digital footprints. Learn about the ethical issues of kids’ online privacy, and try out lesson activities, watch videos, and discuss ethical scenarios around privacy. Learn about resources to help you build a whole-community approach around ethics and safety with students, teachers, and parents. You’ll walk away with ideas and tools you can implement immediately in your school. (This workshop can be customized for elementary, middle or high school.)
How to Respect Creative Work in a Copy-Paste Culture
Young people live in a world where information is easily available to copy, paste, and remix. With this comes opportunities such as idea-sharing and creative expression, but challenges such as plagiarism and piracy. In this half-day workshop, participants take a deep dive into Common Sense Media’s curriculum unit on Respecting Creative Work, exploring topics ranging from copyright to fair use. They learn how to teach students their rights and responsibilities as creators, including concrete skills like avoiding plagiarism and writing citations, to larger ethical debates about using creative work from others. (This workshop can be customized for middle or high school.)
Getting Smart about E-Rate
Does your school receive E-Rate funding? Are you confused how to comply with its additional educational requirements? In this half-day workshop, participants learn how to educate students to meet E-Rate compliance. They will be introduced to Common Sense Media’s E-Rate Toolkit, which includes lessons for grades K-12 that directly address Internet safety, cyberbullying, and security. The lessons are complete with videos, activities, workshops, and assessments for the classroom, as well as parent-outreach materials. If you are a decision-maker for E-Rate funding, this workshop is for you.