Digital Citizenship

Help your students understand appropriate, responsible and ethical behavior with regard to technology.

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Digital Citizenship

If you’re like me, you understand that one of your most important roles as an educator is helping your students become good citizens.

No matter where we live in the world, we want kids coming through our school systems to come out and be safe, responsible, ethical members of society.

Well, now things have changed. We don’t only want students to be good citizens of their physical spaces and geographic regions, but now we’re all global citizens, connecting with people all over the world through digital means.

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 9.35.56 PMCourse Stats

  • 2-5 hours to complete
  • Certificate of Completion

Because of the digital world we live in, we need to be thinking:

  • What does citizenship look like when we take it online?
  • How should we interact as educators, administrators, and educational leaders to model responsible Digital Citizenship to our students?
  • What is it that learners need to know when it comes to online citizenship?

During this course, we’ll be exploring digital citizenship in the classroom, helping students understand the impacts of technology, and looking at examples of ethical, responsible, and safe technology usage.

Everyone — teachers, administrators, students — need to understand and practice good Digital Citizenship. I hope you’ll join me in this important learning.

Digital Citizenship

Here’s what you’ll learn in this course:

Welcome to Digital Citizenship

Meet your instructor & learn what to expect in this course.

Understanding Digital Citizenship

In this lesson we’ll learn about Mike Ribble’s Nine Elements framework and look at ISTE’s NETS Standards, which lay out benchmarks for students, teachers and administrators around becoming a good digital citizen.

Digital Citizenship in the Classroom

In this module, you’ll learn about the most effective ways to nurture good digital citizens.

Helping Students Understand Technology’s Impacts

Technology’s impact on lives today spans a multitude of areas. Understanding these impacts is important to developing good digital citizenship.

Ethical, Responsible and Safe Technology Usage

Understanding how to locate, access, and evaluate content for accuracy is an important skill for digital literate citizens. We will deepen understanding in digital literacy in this lesson.

Master Digital Citizenship with your students.

Help your students understand ethical, responsible, and safe technology usage.

Get instant access for just $25.

Need to pay with a purchase order? Or maybe you want to enroll more than one teacher, your staff, your whole school or district? Or maybe you want to create a custom course bundle? We can do that! Contact us and we'll get you set up in a hurry.

What they’re saying

The Digital Citizenship course provided by PLP for all of our staff did a wonderful job of not only acclimating them to the process and vocabulary, but it did an excellent job of providing resources that can be used long after the course is completed. It was easily the most efficient way to get necessary training across to our staff in a well thought out, professional manner. We will continue using this for new staff each year as well as a refresher for those who feel the need. Scott Floyd, M.Ed.

White Oak ISD Instructional Technology

The self-paced nature lent itself to being flexible with a teaching life. There are many resources that I have bookmarked and are already helpful in future discussions with other educators. I’ve started to reframe my thinking around digital citizenship being everyone’s responsibility, not just a particular content area teacher’s domain. Tori Mazur


Sheryl has the rare talent of being both an inspiring visionary and detailed implementer. She can take a high-level idea and turn it into a well-oiled machine without losing sight of the goals. This made Sheryl an an indispensable partner to the U.S. Department of Education in launching initiatives such as Connected Educator Month and Future Ready Leaders. Her collaborative leadership style and deep educational knowledge allows her to find solutions to the most complex educational challenges. Richard Culatta

Former Director, Office of EdTech, US Department of Education

The course is rich with resources that could be studied and applied into many situations. Kevin McSweeney


About The Instructor

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Course Instructor, Powerful Learning Practice co-founder & CEO

Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of  Powerful Learning Practice, where she works with schools and districts from across the United States and around the world to re-envision their learning cultures and communities. She also consults with governments, school districts and non-profits that are integrating online communities and networks into their professional learning initiatives, including the US Department of Education’s Future Ready Leaders initiative; Alberta, Canada Initiative for School Improvement’s (AISI) online community of practice; and Victoria, Australia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s literacy coach community. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics of 21st Century reform, teacher and educational leadership, community building, and educational issues impacting marginalized populations such as the homeless. She is an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education’s Connected Educators initiative and a leader in the annual worldwide Connected Educator Month. She currently serves on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors. Sheryl served on the New Media Consortium’s 2012 Horizon.K12 Report Advisory Board and their 2013 Horizon Higher Education Report Advisory Board. Sheryl lives near the Virginia shore and spends her spare time playing on the water with her four children, her grandsons Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the material presented?
This self-paced course is a mixture of videos, written content, worksheets, downloadable goodies, and more. You’ll also be part of a members-only Facebook group with the course instructor and other folks participating in the course.
Is this a “live” course? Can I take it whenever I like?
This course is an asynchronous, self-paced learning opportunity. You can review the content whenever you like. Each lesson has video instruction, resources, a practical example, and a “take action” at the end.
When will I have access to the course content?
You’ll get instant access right after we securely process your payment. You then have access to the course material forever.
How do you handle payments?
Payments are securely handled through Stripe. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. If you need to pay with a purchase order, enroll in bulk, or want us to create a custom bundle for you, contact us.
Can I register multiple people in this course like a school or district?
Absolutely. We give significant discounts for bulk registrations. Please contact us to make an arrangement for your staff, school, or district.

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