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The Intersection of Civic Engagement, Digital Citizenship and Social Media

Subject Digital Literacy and Citizenship, Social Studies — Current Events, Social Studies
Grade Level PreK, Kindergarten, Grades 1-12, Professional Development
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Join this amazing panel with Ike Ramos, Nearpod + Flocabulary; Emma Humphries, iCivics; Jeff Knutson, Common Sense, Vanessa Monterosa, Hack the Hood; and Share My Lesson in this timely discussion on civics and the current political climate.

Thursday, March 25, 2021
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It was Benjamin Franklin when asked about the government he was framing, who said, “A republic madam, if you can keep it.” We live in the midst of a toxic political atmosphere filled with social unrest, but what if the future could be different and our educators could lead the way?

In a time when we need it now more than ever, civic education has never been more difficult and even risky to teach. Delving into the intersection of civic engagement, digital citizenship, social media and critical thinking in 21st century K-12 settings, this panel will explore how we already are and can continue to build better civic education. Panelists will dive into the current conundrum of teaching civics in our current political climate and the path to creating a more adaptive and empathetic culture through culturally responsive instruction.

Through this session, educators will gain a better understanding of how to:

  • Acknowledge the current climate and obstacles to civic engagement, education & youth participation
  • Empower young students to be smart, safe, effective & responsible users of the online and physical spaces they inhabit
  • Understand social media’s role in influencing students’ beliefs & wellbeing, the negative consequences, & strategies for combating those consequences

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Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements. Step 1: Upon completion of the Share My Lesson webinar, download your PD certificate of completion. Step 2: Complete CTLE certificate. Step 3: Send both your CTLE certificate AND Share My Lesson PD certificate of completion to [email protected].

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