"I've realized more and more that my students need clearly stated digital citizenship instruction. Relying on informal instruction throughout the course of the year just isn't enough to bring these important concepts home for them. Common Sense Education's lessons are so well-structured that I have come to rely on them the past couple of years to help make digital citizenship a focus at the beginning of each year. Becoming a Common Sense Educator is a great program to solidify our commitment as educators to teaching students to be caring, mindful, responsible digital citizens who keep themselves and their information safe online."
Karisa Bibayoff, Common Sense , Natomas Charter School, Calif.

Common Sense Educators make up a community of innovative folks who believe in the power of technology to transform learning and who believe that digital citizenship is an essential foundation for effective digital teaching. Being a Common Sense Educator is an official stamp of recognition from Common Sense.

To take a look at the list of amazing educators who earned recognition as Common Sense Certified Educators in 2016-2017, click here. This is an annual certification. Check out the the detailed program requirements below for 2017-2018.

It's a two-step application process, and criteria should take approximately four to six hours to complete. Applications will be open in August, and educators must fulfill criteria during the 2017–2018 school year, but there are aspects you can begin now!