E.T. Booth Middle School has earned national certification for digital citizenship!
The school has been named a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship by Common Sense Education, a national nonprofit that assists educators in teaching students to develop successful digital skills and habits and to understand and safely use technology.
“We applaud E.T. Booth’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 Todd Sharrock praised Media Specialist Amanda Graves, who also has earned individual certification and last week was named CCSD’s Media Specialist of the Year, for coordinating the school’s successful digital citizenship program and application. In order to earn national recognition, schools must demonstrate best practices for teaching students to responsibly use technology and think critically, including how to avoid plagiarism, understand privacy issues and combat cyberbullying.