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As part of our mission to advance digital citizenship practices among L.A. Unified educators and the broader education community, the Instructional Technology Initiative has curated these sets of digital citizenship lesson plans that are ready to be implemented in the classroom. These lessons are designed by our Instructional Technology Facilitators with a particular focus on making them “for teachers, by teachers” as framed by the ISTE Educator Standard 3 Citizen: “Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world.”

These lessons will definitely inspire you and your students not just during the first ten days of school, or during Digital Citizenship Week, but all year-round!

For L.A. Unified Educators:

Grades K-2

K-2 DigCit For Teachers By Teachers: Fostering a Positive and Safe Online Classroom Community

K-2 DigCit For Teachers By Teachers: Fostering a Positive and Safe Online Classroom Community
Explore the Digital Citizenship Curriculum provided by Common Sense Education. Each lesson can be delivered within two 40-50 min lessons. The themes explored :

  • We define who we are.
  • We know the power of our words.
  • We are kind and courageous.
  • We care about everyone’s privacy.
  • We find balance in our digital life.

Grades 3-5

3-5 DigCit For Teachers By Teachers: Empowering All Learners to Become Digital Citizens

Give students the knowledge and skills to safely and productively participate in the digital world. CommonSense.org lessons teach students about media balance, digital footprint, digital interactions, privacy and media literacy. Lessons are grade-level specific and ready to launch using the platform of your choice like Nearpod, Google Slides or the commonsense.org website.

Grades 6-8

6-8 DigCit For Teachers By Teachers: Fostering Positive and Safe Online Relationships

Students will engage in a series of lessons that will help foster positive and safe online relationships. These lessons will help equip students with the knowledge, skills, and resources to succeed as lifelong learners. As they engage online they learn to engage within a digital environment with responsibility and confidence to develop as leaders who will leave meaningful impacts in their own lives and the lives of others.

Grades 9-12

9-12 DigCit For Teachers By Teachers: Building Positive Digital Citizens Through Social Emotional Learning

Positive digital citizenship is a critical skill for the modern student who will be the leaders of tomorrow. In these ten days, students will examine their social emotional self and how that translates onto digital spaces. Through the exploration of social emotional learning, students will build their capacity to be more inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, and alert in their online presence.

For Non-L.A. Unified Educators:

Grades K-2

K-2 DigCit For Teachers By Teachers: Fostering a Positive and Safe Online Classroom Community

K-2 DigCit For Teachers By Teachers: Fostering a Positive and Safe Online Classroom Community
Explore the Digital Citizenship Curriculum provided by Common Sense Education. Each lesson can be delivered within two 40-50 min lessons. The themes explored :

  • We define who we are.
  • We know the power of our words.
  • We are kind and courageous.
  • We care about everyone’s privacy.
  • We find balance in our digital life.

Grades 3-5

3-5 DigCit For Teachers By Teachers: Empowering All Learners to Become Digital Citizens

Give students the knowledge and skills to safely and productively participate in the digital world. CommonSense.org lessons teach students about media balance, digital footprint, digital interactions, privacy and media literacy. Lessons are grade-level specific and ready to launch using the platform of your choice like Nearpod, Google Slides or the commonsense.org website.

Grades 6-8

6-8 DigCit For Teachers By Teachers: Fostering Positive and Safe Online Relationships

Students will engage in a series of lessons that will help foster positive and safe online relationships. These lessons will help equip students with the knowledge, skills, and resources to succeed as lifelong learners. As they engage online they learn to engage within a digital environment with responsibility and confidence to develop as leaders who will leave meaningful impacts in their own lives and the lives of others.

Grades 9-12

9-12 DigCit For Teachers By Teachers: Building Positive Digital Citizens Through Social Emotional Learning

Positive digital citizenship is a critical skill for the modern student who will be the leaders of tomorrow. In these ten days, students will examine their social emotional self and how that translates onto digital spaces. Through the exploration of social emotional learning, students will build their capacity to be more inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, and alert in their online presence.

Share your digital citizenship journey through these curated lesson plans by tagging @ITI_LAUSD on Twitter with hashtag #DigCitLA.