Slots Available for Digital Citizenship Program

Global Citizens Online is a voluntary pilot program designed to improve students' capacity to put their best foot forward online by exploring how to do so in ways that are authentic, aware, and strategic.

This learning experience is organized into three units, each lasting three weeks: Who are you online?, Where are you online?, and Putting your best foot forward online. Volunteer participants should anticipate investing no more than one hour per week in the related activities, all of which will take place via itslearning, most asynchronously.

Each week, a dinner table topic will be published in Smoke & Scales to invite families to discuss related concepts together.

Students who complete the pilot program (Jan. 31 through April 3) will be awarded certificates at a celebratory pizza party (and, potentially, would have one more MLWGS teacher who could write a recommendation letter for them).

Enrollment in this pilot is limited to 30 students. The ideal pilot group would consist of students from a variety of grade levels and with varying degrees of tech savvy. Students are strongly encouraged to consider all their other commitments for the third nine weeks before volunteering to participate in this learning experience.

Ms. DeGroat, the librarian for MLWGS, teaches Global Citizens Online. Guest teachers may also visit the discussion boards during certain weeks to share their perspective on certain topics. The pilot is designed to be completed during the third nine weeks (Jan. 31 to April 3). If students find the experience beneficial, it will be offered again during the 2014/2015 school year.

Enrollment opens Jan. 21 and closes on Jan. 30. Please see Ms. DeGroat in the library for more information or to register.