Long gone are the days where students came to class and sat at their desks quietly and independently all day. We do have moments where students are completing seat and independent work, but I strive to have a student-centered classroom where students can practice their 21st century learning skills – critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. In our class we work in cooperative learning groups, work with partners, and speak/present in front of the class (safely of course). Hiding or giving up or not trying is not an option! "You can do challenging things" and I believe this with all of my teaching heart. Students will use the Engineering Design Thinking process, have productive struggles, think deeply, persevere, and encourage one another along the way. Students will get more acquainted with the keyboard and typing, as well as gain experience with the digital tools necessary to help them to become Computer Scientists (the creators of digital resources, problem solvers and innovators, not just consumers of digital media) which will help them to be successful, not only in the classroom, but in their lives while living in this digital world.
Computer Lab Teacher
Computer Lab Educational Assistant
Digital citizenship refers to responsible technology usage, and teaching digital citizenship is essential to helping students achieve and understand digital literacy, as well as ensuring cyberbullying prevention, online safety, digital responsibility, and digital health and wellness.