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Digital Citizenship Webinar Series

Digital Citizenship Webinar Series

Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) with Adrienne DeWolfe and Eileen C. Walters hosted a series of webinars covering the issues surrounding Digital Citizenship and other Current Topics.

In these sessions, there were nationally recognized guest speakers and resources including NetSmartz and Common Sense Media.


Administrator Series

This webinar series covered topics such as:

Digital Law

With their many hand-held devices, students are mobile, wireless and on-the-go. How do you support productive uses of student communication when it is outside of our local area networks? Situations have arisen ranging from cyberbullying to sexting to cheating in schools. Where does your school district stand on the issue of mobile technology use? How can you balance the benefits of mobile technology in learning with the controls needed to provide a safe environment? A legal expert will address these questions and provide guidance on the latest updates to California education code.

Guest presenter was attorney Jan Tomsky, the managing partner of Fagen, Friedman and Fulfrost's Oakland office. She has an extensive practice with particular emphasis in special education and student matters, particularly those that involve complex or sensitive issues.

Digital Law Resources

Parenting in the Digital Age – Messages and Resources to share with your parents

This webinar is geared to administrators and teachers looking for resources and guidance to share with parents at their sites. 

Digital devices are some of our children's favorite tools and toys, but how do we manage their use? Join us for an informative and sometimes humorous talk, presenting a balanced approach to parenting in the 21st Century. Learn about many resources and tools that can help guide your parents to steering their digital natives through our exponentially growing media-saturated society.

Parenting Resources

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Teacher “Brown Bag Lunch” Series

This webinar series covered topics such as:

What do Your Students Need to Know in Order to be Safe Ethical Internet Users?

Our students are growing up in a digital world of social networking and texting. That does not necessarily mean they understand appropriate behavior, digital citizenship and consequences of poor choices. What do students need to know? Learn about great lessons and resources to use with students. Consider ideas to implement a campus-wide campaign on these issues. Come away with many resources as well as a survey to find out your students perceptions of these issues.

Guest presenter was Adrienne DeWolfe, Technology Specialist, CTAP Region 4 and CCCOE

Students as Safe Ethical Internet Users Resources

Digital Passport

Digital Passport provides the road map that your students will need to navigate today's media and technology landscape safely and responsibly. Through engaging, self-paced, interactive modules, students will learn about creating strong passwords, standing up to cyberbullying, finding information online, giving credit for others' work and using cell phones responsibly. Join us as Merve Lapus with CommonSense Media walks us through this great project.

Digital Passport Resources

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Teacher Workshop Series

Engaging Students through Problem Solving and Design in
STEM ++ Science

This workshop examined best practices that encourage students to apply mathematical and scientific reasoning when identifying and analyzing problems related to their communities. By participating in problem-based learning activities that focus on higher-order thinking skills, participants understand how to plan and assess engaging STEM activities. Activities are aligned to CA Science Standards and CCSS for ELA and Math.

By the end of the workshop, participants:

  • Identified the roll that Science has in the CCSS
  • Developed and shared model lessons in their grade level that integrate the CCSS and Science Standards that can be implemented in their classrooms

Engaging Students through Problem Solving Resources

Using Digital Portfolios to Enhance ELA with STEM++

Activities in this session are aligned to the Common Core Standards for ELA. This workshop is useful for all content teachers. Many schools are using ePortfolios to provide assessment opportunities. Understand the ePortfolios process to give students the opportunity to showcase their learning. Additionally, learn how to use wikispaces or other wikis in the classroom.
By the end of the workshop, participants:

  • Identified quality web 2.0 resources for ELA
  • Set up and utilized wikispaces or other wikis in their classroom
  • Integrated sound/video into the student ePortfolios

Using Digital Portfolios Resources

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“Tradigital History”

This workshop started by focusing on the uses of digital historical resources and encouraging students to use analysis skills while exploring photographs from throughout history. The session showed examples of how educators can use audio, video and Web 2.0 tools (including, and to engage students!
By the end of the workshop, participants:

  • Identified great visual historical repositories
  • Identified powerful digital timelines including free apps
  • Used student response/polling
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of using social media like Twitter

Tradigital History Resources

Connecting Gen C with STEM++ in Math

This workshop focused on the integration of technology into the STEM++ classroom. While this workshop had a focus on Math, we also looked at 21st Century skills in all content areas that enhance the common core. Activities are aligned to CA Science Standards and Common Core Standards for ELA and Math.
By the end of the workshop, participants:

  • Gained an understanding of 21st century and digital literacy concepts
  • Learned practical steps for adapting lessons to incorporate digital literacy
  • Identified opportunities to choose, show, and discuss 21st century skills in the classroom

Connecting Gen C with STEM++ in Math Resources


California Technology Assistance Project

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