Oak Grove Elementary School Fine Arts Academy has earned national certification for digital citizenship!
The school has been honored by Common Sense Education as a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship. The national nonprofit helps educators in their efforts to teach students how to use technology safely and adopt positive digital skills and habits.
Oak Grove ES Fine Arts Academy earned the certification by teaching students to think critically and responsibly use technology, including how to combat cyberbullying, avoid plagiarism and understand privacy issues.
“We applaud Oak Grove’s faculty and staff for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Liz Kline, Common Sense Education’s vice president of education programs. “They deserve high praise for giving students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”
Principal Penny Valle thanked her “amazing” Media Specialist Denise Lewis, who also has earned individual certification, for coordinating the school’s successful application and efforts by other teachers to achieve the certification badge.