Digital Citizenship Self-Paced Course

School District Professional Development for as little as $5 per educator

Kickstart your district's digital transformation with a common understanding of safe, ethical, blended learning for students.

Master-Level Instruction

Videos and curriculum for each module created by a highly accomplished educator and technologist, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach.


Course Stats

3-5 hours to complete course
Graduate credit available
Earn a certificate of completion

What You'll Get

This self-paced course includes videos, curriculum resources, quizzes, think abouts, try this extensions, and more.

Bulk Course Pricing

Digital Citizenship

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

Self-Paced Course, Instant Access

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 participants will 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.

What they’re saying

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


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.

Money Back Guarantee

You might be concerned that these courses won’t work for you. We get that. We offer a no risk, 30-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the courses, if you feel like you already know the material, or if you just change your mind, we will refund 100% of your money for the first 30 days upon completion of an exit interview so we can learn how to make it better next time around. Do you have questions about this offering? Please contact us!

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