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  • DigCitCon 2020

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. WELCOME & MORNING KEYNOTE

  • Welcome Remarks
    • Leonard Choi, ACSA President
    • Alison Towery, Chief Academic Officer (tentative)
    • Sophia Mendoza, Instructional Technology Initiative Director

  • Richard Culatta
    Chief Executive Officer
    International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
    https://zoom.us/j/96178017925 (Meeting ID: 961 7801 7925)
  • Redefining Digital Citizenship in a Post-Covid World

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Morning Breakouts

  • Building Critical Thinking Skills with Online Discussions and Media Challenges:
    Almetria Vaba, Associate Director of Education Partnerships and Distribution
    KQED
    https://zoom.us/j/92604366454 (Meeting ID: 926 0436 6454)

    Get your middle and high school students practicing critical thinking skills through writing arguments based on evidence, engaging in academic online discussions, and creating media, all in a distance learning context. In this session, you’ll also hear from a seasoned educator about how students can participate in safe online discussions with peers from around the country and respond to each other with text, graphic, video, or audio. You’ll also explore how Youth Media Challenges are ideal media-making projects in a distance-learning context, where to find ready-to-use resources for classroom implementation and how to connect an authentic audience.

  • Creating Your School’s Social Media Plan
    Piedad Sanchez, Principal at Camellia Elementary School
    Sandra Quintanilla, Assistant Principal at Camellia Elementary School
    https://zoom.us/j/92168340987 (Meeting ID: 921 6834 0987)

    In a time when public schools are seeing a decrease in student enrollment, marketing your school will be key. With a variety of social media platforms you can showcase all of your school’s accomplishments and everything your school has to offer. We will share how these platforms have helped us stay connected with parents quickly, effectively and in real time.

  • Cultivating a Community of Digital Citizens Through Virtual Assemblies
    Cynthia Braley, Principal at Coldwater Canyon Elementary School
    Maria Franco, Instructional Technology Facilitator at Instructional Technology Initiative
    https://zoom.us/j/99240233133 (Meeting ID: 992 4023 3133)

    Participants will learn how to create virtual assemblies that promote a culture of digital citizens who contribute to and responsibly participate in a digital world.

  • Digital Presence with Purpose - Part 1
    Allison Jonas, Readiness & Integration Coordinator
    Instructional Technology Initiative
    https://zoom.us/j/98460601958 (Meeting ID: 984 6060 1958)

    Participants will receive guidance on curating a digital presence with a purpose that is aligned to District policy and the District’s digital citizenship definition. Participants will explore promising practices from experts who have managed digital engagement communities for national organizations. This session is part 1 of 2, participants will need to return for Part 2 in the afternoon.

  • Establishing Digital Citizenship Foundations at West Hollywood Elementary School
    Elizabeth Lehmann, Principal at West Hollywood Elementary School
    Jamie Galgana, Instructional Technology Facilitator at Instructional Technology Initiative
    https://zoom.us/j/96001845418 (Meeting ID: 960 0184 5418)

    Utilizing Digital Citizenship as a foundation for building a Computer Science/Instructional Technology footprint embedded in curricular practices. Building capacity for engagement with digital citizenship understanding, instruction, and implementation. Participants will learn how digital citizenship is implemented in the classroom, with parent and family outreach, community engagement, and expanding to schoolwide courses, themes, and awareness.

  • Preparing Students for Tomorrow's Headlines
    Sue Thotz, Senior Program Manager
    Common Sense Education
    https://zoom.us/j/96556486293 (Meeting ID: 965 5648 6293)

    How can we help students navigate misinformation and a 24 hour news cycle? Join Common Sense Education as we dive into an example of a lesson that helps students navigate if they think breaking news is broken. In this session we will explore the digital citizenship skills and habits of mind that will help prepare students to break the mis/disinformation cycle, build fact checking skills, and expand their perspectives by exploring credible & diverse sources. Participants will leave with lessons and resources from Common Sense Education and across the web to help support students to be critical and not cynical when processing news online.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

Share your morning session learning via #DigCitCon2020, and enjoy your break as we prepare for our afternoon sessions.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Keynote

  • Dr. Sharla Berry
    Assistant Professor of Education Leadership
    California Lutheran University
    https://zoom.us/j/96178017925 (Meeting ID: 961 7801 7925)

    Beyond 2020: Skills and Mindsets for the Digital Leader
    As we meet the crises of 2020, how can we prepare for the future? In this talk, Dr. Sharla Berry will help education leaders cultivate a vision for the future of education centered around culturally relevant uses of education technology. The talk will explore the core challenges facing students and teachers in online and hybrid environments, and provide insights for equity-minded technology leadership within and beyond the classroom.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Afternoon Breakouts

  • Digital Citizenship and Racial Justice: How Do They Connect?
    Sue Thotz, Senior Program Manager
    Common Sense Education
    https://zoom.us/j/91312303438 (Meeting ID: 913 1230 3438)

    Our students, while in the midst of a pandemic, have witnessed police brutality and other racially motivated violence against Black communities and immigrant populations. These issues have a profound impact on our students' health and well being and cannot be ignored. Join this session to learn more about the connection between the digital lives of our students and how we can 1) respect their individual identities, 2) build a collective community, and 3) learn to confront bias and prejudice in the world.

  • Digital Presence with Purpose - Part 2
    Allison Jonas, Readiness & Integration Coordinator
    Instructional Technology Initiative
    https://zoom.us/j/98460601958 (Meeting ID: 984 6060 1958)

    Participants will receive guidance on curating a digital presence with a purpose that is aligned to District policy and the District’s digital citizenship definition. Participants will explore promising practices from experts who have managed digital engagement communities for national organizations. This session is part 2 of 2, with participants having attended part 1 in the morning breakout session.

  • Exploring Digital Tools for Managing a Virtual Campus
    Sheline Jackson, Assistant Principal at Coldwater Canyon Elementary School
    https://zoom.us/j/92032081857 (Meeting ID: 920 3208 1857)

    Don’t miss out on an invaluable opportunity to learn how to creatively use technology to manage this new digital space that has redefined our school campuses. In this session, administrators will gain insightful strategies around the use of digital tools such as Schoology, Seesaw, and Google Suites to elevate various levels of engagement among all teachers, parents, and students. Digital tools will be explored, as an essential means to leverage a variety of overall school-based management components such as Professional Development, Parent Engagement, Professional Learning Communities, and Student Engagement. Administrators will learn how to establish a collaborative platform for staff members to become more resourceful and empowered to share digital content. Participants will also learn how to build a system for managing paperless communication centered around e-learning in a more efficient way. At the conclusion of this session, participants will walk away with innovative ways to strengthen the digital connection in a virtual campus.

  • Implementing Digital Citizenship With Restorative Practices
    Maria Magnanimo-Toledo, Readiness and Integration Specialist at Instructional Technology Initiative
    Eduardo Zurita, Readiness and Integration Specialist at Instructional Technology Initiative
    https://zoom.us/j/91701756022 (Meeting ID: 917 0175 6022)

    Participants will learn how to integrate Digital Citizenship and Restorative Practices to create a school culture that is positive, safe, predictable and consistent. This social culture will lead to School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBS) where students achieve academically and build positive relationships with each other and adults.

  • Meet Distance Learning PD Needs with Public Media
    Almetria Vaba, Associate Director of Education Partnerships and Distribution
    KQED
    https://zoom.us/j/92464465784 (Meeting ID: 924 6446 5784)

    Now more than ever, educators need support around digital media literacy skills, in both remote and traditional classroom environments. Explore free, instructor-led online professional development that prepares K-12 educators to effectively and meaningfully analyze, evaluate, and make media with students to support curriculum goals. In this session, participants will also dive into approaches for successfully integrated free, high-quality professional development to support digital media excellence from public media. These powerful examples can serve to create continuity of learning for students, regardless of the shifts during this time.

  • Self-Care for Leaders in Remote Learning
    Mylene Keipp, Principal at Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School
    https://zoom.us/j/91231576947 (Meeting ID: 912 3157 6947)

    In this session, participants will explore resources to examine current practices, practice self-care strategies, and relevant ideas for application into their leadership practice. Join this session to reflect on managing the polarity of individual and group wellness.

DigCitCon Support:
https://zoom.us/j/95809273856 (Meeting ID: 958 0927 3856)