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Digital Citizenship Week (DCW) has been an ongoing District-wide celebration since 2014. Each year, ITI supports schools in showcasing their commitment to digital citizenship during the month of October.

DCW is a national movement focused on empowering students by leveraging digital tools and resources to learn, create, communicate, and collaborate in a growing digital world. In celebration of DCW, we invite you to take a look at events from years past and see what we have in store for this year.

DigCit Kick Off Showcase Poster

Digital Citizenship Week 2021

As you prepare for DCW take a moment to review the #DigCitLA 2021 At-a-Glance to learn more about the professional learning opportunities for educators, student centered contests and student led events all centered on the five DigCit Competencies.

For all offerings
ITI PD Catalog

10/1 - 10/31 #DigCitLA Student Contest with Nearpod

Professional Development Chats with Common Sense Ed:

10/7 ITI PD: ISTE Digital Citizen
10/13 Cultivating Digital Citizens Webinar with Nearpod
10/18 - 10/22

Digital Citizenship Week

10/20 #DigCitLA TwitterChat

#DigCitLA Mini Concert
DCW Showcase at Garvanza Elementary

10/23 #DigCitCon2021

L.A. Unified DigCit Student Contest

October 1 - 31, 2021

Student Prompt: What makes a good digital citizen?

Cultivating Digital Citizens Webinar

October 13, 2021

Digital Citizenship Week 2021

October 18-22, 2021

DigCit Lesson Challenge

October 18-22, 2021

  • Nearpod has selected specially curated lessons from the Digital Citizenship & Literacy library for teachers to use with students.
  • Schools with the highest participation will receive Nearpod swag for their whole team!

#DigCitLA TwitterChat

October 20, 2021

#DigCitLA Mini Concert

October 22, 2021

  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • Live Mini Concert
  • Flocabulary’s legendary duo Ike Ramos and Mervin Jenkins

DCW Showcase at Garvanza Elementary Technology and Leadership Magnet

DCW Showcase Flyer 2021


Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Co-presented with ACSA Region 16
  • DigCit Conference For Administrators, By Administrators
  • Registration

Digital Citizenship Week 2020

7th Annual Digital Citizenship Week

In collaboration with Common Sense Education, the DCW Showcase focused on celebrating the role of family in becoming an empowered digital citizen. View the Facebook Live recording to hear directly from L.A. Unified students about being a good digital citizen, finding balance, and learning online.

Click the image below to watch the #DigCitLA Facebook Live recording.

Digital Citizenship Week 2020 Showcase

Digital Citizenship Week 2019

6th Annual Digital Citizenship Week

For the 2019-2020 school year, Maywood Center for Enriched Studies (MaCES) became the 6th school to serve as a Digital Citizenship Week (DCW) Showcase school. This was the 1st DCW Showcase held at a span school and designed with a parent component. As a DCW Showcase School, MaCES partnered with the Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) to expand and amplify awareness focused on the positive, empowering practices of digital citizenship. The DCW Showcase included a Digital Citizenship Jeopardy game for high school students; a station rotation experience for middle school students; and student-led workshops for parents.

In addition to this year's DCW Showcase Event, the Instructional Technology Initiative also brought DCW to central office to create greater awareness of how digital citizenship is a practice that is critical for both students and education leaders. District leaders signed the #DigCitCommit pledge to serve as digital citizenship role models for students.

This year's DCW celebration was part of a national coalition and campaign called #DigCitCommit, which is focused on the positive, empowering opportunities of engaging online for college and career success.

Digital Citizenship Week 2018

5th Annual Digital Citizenship Week

For the 2018-2019 school year, Carson St. STEAM Academy was highlighted as the Digital Citizenship Week Showcase School.

Digital Citizenship at Carson Elementary

Digital Citizenship Week 2017

Digital Citizenship Week 2017

4th Annual Digital Citizenship Week

For the 2017-2018 school year, the Instructional Technology Initiative has committed to celebrating digital citizenship practices year-round and highlighting Digital Citizenship Certified Schools across the District.

During October 2017, the DCW Showcase was hosted at Robert Frost Middle School in collaboration with Common Sense Education. This was the 1st DCW Showcase Event to feature middle school students. Moreover, Frost Middle School was the 1st middle school to become Digital Citizenship Certified in LAUSD.

Digital Citizenship Week 2016

Digital Citizenship Week 2016

3rd Annual Digital Citizenship Week

In October 2016, the annual DCW Showcase was held at Griffin Avenue Elementary School in collaboration with Common Sense Education and special Disney series guests, Landry Bender (Best Friends Whenever) and Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets). Ms. Bender and Ms. Espensen engaged students in an interactive discussion on growing up with social media. The DCW Showcase also featured a student-led performance about netiquette, which was produced by Griffin Ave. Elementary drama teacher Ms. Eisenberg.

Griffin Avenue Elementary Principal Angulo and digital citizenship champion teachers, Ms. Garcia-Leos and Ms. Duran also expressed their commitment to digital citizenship and why it is important for them to integrate it throughout their instructional program.

Digital Citizenship Week 2015

Digital Citizenship Week 2015

2nd Annual Digital Citizenship Week

In October 2015, the annual DCW Showcase was held at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School in collaboration with Common Sense Education with special guest, Tracey Perez—an actress who stars in East Los High. Ms. Perez moderated a panel of high school students where they engaged in conversations around digital footprint, cyberbullying, and online safety.

Digital Citizenship Week 2014

Digital Citizenship Week (DCW) was established in 2014 by Common Sense Education. To celebrate the founding of DCW, the Instructional Technology Initiative held an inaugural DCW Showcase in March 2014 and an official DCW Showcase in October 2014 during the actual week of DCW.

Inaugural Digital Citizenship Week

In March 2014, the inaugural DCW Showcase was held at Western Avenue Elementary School in collaboration with Common Sense Education, where Disney star, Rainey Rodriguez, joined LAUSD students to discuss the importance of being safe and responsible online. Students performed a short musical skit about using technology.

1st Annual Digital Citizenship Week

In October 2014, the official week of DCW was held and celebrated at Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences (VAAS) in collaboration with Common Sense Education with special guest, Ronnie Lott—a Pro Football Hall of Fame athlete. Mr. Lott moderated a panel of students as they shared their experiences with social media and how they navigate online interactions as high school students.

Please see the following ITI article for more information: Student Voices, Student Choices