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Pre-Conference: Digital Citizenship Summit

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.

Featured Speaker Lucie deLaBruere

A Caroling We Will Go with WeVideo & Collaborative Workflows

Singing together is one way classrooms, choirs, communities meet their social emotional needs. And even Covid-19 can’t stop us from singing together. In this workshop, we’ll show you the most efficient workflows to bring your community together to create a virtual caroling event. This workflow will save you so many pre-and post-production hours, that you’ll be ‘laughing all the way’ and so will your students and colleagues.  

Lucie brings her passion for learning through creating and making, members of the Create Make Learn Community, and special musical guests to the scene in what promises to be a fun-filled hands on workshop. All you need to bring is  two devices (a smart phone or tablet for recording) and a laptop or chromebook — and a willingness to have a little fun. 

You’ll leave with an efficient collaborative workflow to share with others in your school, some tips about  WeVideo features you didn’t even know existed, and a new way to tend to the social emotional needs of your learning community. 

This workflow was developed by two alumns from our Vermont schools – whose virtual choir video went viral this spring – and they are willing to share their secret sauce with YOU!  For a sneak preview check out https://poddbrothers.com/virtualcaroling

Lucie deLaBruere

Presenter Bio: Lucie is a Digital Age Learning Specialist with 30 years of experience in educational technology ranging from podcasting with kindergarten students to graduate level courses for educators. She has 20 years experience in the classroom and over 10 years experience supporting teachers in the use of educational technology.  She currently teaches in the College of Education and Social Services at University of Vermont and works as a free-lance educator supporting schools in the implementation of learning through creating and making and founder of Create Maker Learn Summer Institute.

Lucie’s passion include bridging digital equity gaps and fueling creativity and innovation in today’s learning environments.  Lucie is a Google Certified Innovator,  WeVideo Ambassador, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator,  founder of Tech Savvy Girls and Tech Savvy Kids and active member of -Vita-Learn.