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  • DCW Showcase

Digital Citizenship Week 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. For ideas and inspiration on how you can celebrate Digital Citizenship Week, take a look at showcases from years past:

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

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