Carmel Elementary School has earned national certification for teaching digital citizenship!
The school has received Common Sense School certification from the national nonprofit organization Common Sense. Schools earn certification by demonstrating a strong commitment to teaching students to use technology responsibly and think critically.
“By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them an opportunity to build lifelong habits to help them succeed in a tech-driven world,” Principal Kim Hagood said. “We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School,”
She thanked media specialist Robin Moles for her work that earned this recognition. Ms. Moles, who additionally earned Common Sense Educator certification, uses the organization’s resources as part of her lessons to teach students responsible technology use including internet safety and avoiding cyberbullying, protecting personal privacy and managing online relationships, and understanding media literary and plagiarism.
“We applaud Carmel Elementary for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Kelly Mendoza, vice president of education programs at Common Sense Education. “The faculty and staff 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.”