How can students behave as good citizens in the virtual world?
Canyons School District’s Elementary Education Technology Team Leader is poised to help educators nationwide answer that question.
Kelly Dumont has been selected to serve on the National Council on Digital Citizenship. He joins 50 innovators from across the country who serve on the council, which is at the vanguard of efforts to help school systems address digital citizenship as a vital 21st century skill.
“Today, students consume, create, and share digital content both in and out of the classroom,” Dumont says. “Clearly, at a time when technology use is so pervasive, it is important for educators to help students understand the principles that should govern their behavior as digital citizens. I think the knowledge and skills that come with citizenship are vital.”
As part of their work, council members will assess attitudes and current practices among educators within their district and beyond. They also will encourage and inform conversations on digital citizenship within the education community, notably through webinars, conference presentations, and white papers.
The National Council on Digital Citizenship is supported by Microsoft in partnership with the International Society for Technology in Education, which represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide, and Topics Education.