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Digital Citizenship Workshop

Block A – October 27, 2:30 PM

Digital Citizenship Workshop

Join experts from Common Sense Education! The workshop learning outcomes are:

1) Participants will develop an understanding of digital citizenship (topics/tactics) with opportunities for deeper learning

2) Participants will gather examples of effective digital citizenship implementation and culture strategies. 

3) Participants will create a plan and articulate next steps for digital citizenship implementation at their site.

Common Sense will provide a background in the latest digital citizenship research, the latest curricular strategies and facilitate the implementation of digital citizenship through three phases. The session will be collaborative and interactive providing opportunities for participants to learn from each other and from the Common Sense team.

Presenter Bio: Sue Thotz is a senior program manager for Common Sense Education. In 2011, Sue began working for Common Sense in Chicago by partnering with educators and parents to help them create a culture where students use technology in a meaningful, thoughtful, and respectful way. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2014, Sue has provided educational leadership through motivating keynotes, professional development workshops, conference presentations, and consulting with districts across Southern California.

Prior to Common Sense, Sue was a researcher and educator. She worked with Abt Associates to manage an experimental study evaluating the efficacy of a computer-based literacy curriculum across 44 randomized Chicago public schools. Through the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Sue conducted research on community food security, eventually teaching those same assessment methods to high school students to take civic action in their own neighborhoods. Sue conducted qualitative interviews evaluating nutritional practices among rural women in Vietnam using a community-based participatory Photovoice technique in partnership with the National Institute of Nutrition. Sue holds a master’s degree in public health and an undergraduate degree in zoology and chemistry. She lives in a small house with a 13-year-old reader, an 11-year-old gamer, and a most clever musician. Follow her on Twitter @suethotz.


Sue Thotz
Pre-Conference: Digital Citizenship Summit
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