Course Description

Foster Responsible and Safe Use of Technology with Your Students

Developing Digital Citizens is a course designed to equip educators with knowledge and skills to infer how digital technology has impacted the world we live in today and to assist them in developing appropriate structures for students to participate in the digital sphere, in and out of the classroom. Through readings and viewings and personally relevant assignments and projects, educators will create a plan for student use of technology in the classroom and determine how to educate their students about navigating today’s digital landscape and using technology outside of the school safely.

This course is part of the Learning and Teaching in a K-12 Digital Classroom Series, which focuses on the use of emerging technologies to promote student learning in our schools. 

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify the essential elements that comprise the study of digital citizenship and determine how they are affected by new developments in educational technology
  • Develop lessons to use in a classroom setting to teach digital citizenship
  • Communicate key concepts in digital citizenship to colleagues and students
  • Explore understandings about digital citizenship, safety, literacy, and ethics in a technology-filled world

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers and administrators (K-12) interested in learning why digital citizenship is ever important in today's technological world, and how to give students a framework for responsible technology use.

Course Materials: No text book requirement

Technical Requirements


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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Course Format
Course Fee(s)
EDU PD - $169 credit (1 units) $169.00
Available for Extension Credit
1 units
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