Common Sense Recognition Program

Common Sense Recognition

Common Sense Education Recognition Program

Get recognized for preparing students for success as digital learners, leaders, and citizens.

The Common Sense Recognition Program provides a road map for creating a positive culture of digital learning and life. Following three steps—professional development, teaching lessons, and engaging families—this free program will help lead responsible and effective tech use in your school communities and build your practice along the way.

The Common Sense Recognition steps are to learn, teach a lesson, engage families and then reflect.

Common Sense Educators

By completing professional development, student instruction, and family engagement, you earn:
  • A Common Sense Educator digital badge.
  • An invitation to apply to be a Common Sense Ambassador.

Common Sense Schools

Become a Common Sense School by completing professional development, student instruction, and family outreach to demonstrate to your community a commitment to responsible, effective technology use. Common Sense Schools receive:
  • A digital badge for your school's website.
  • A printable banner to display in your school.
  • A letter for your district superintendent about achievements.
  • A sample press release to share with local news outlets.
To become a Common Sense School, follow the road map outlining our criteria:

Common Sense Districts

In Common Sense Districts, at least 75% of schools have earned the Common Sense School badge.
Set up your district for success and get:
  • A digital badge for school websites, social media, and more.
  • A printable banner to display at your schools.
  • A letter to share with your district superintendent.
  • A sample press release to share with local news outlets.

Professional Learning Communities

Have questions about how to implement digital citizenship in your classroom? Looking for advice on teaching with technology? Join the community that's right for you.
Free Monthly Webinars

We offer free webinars every month on the topics you care about most. Earn a certificate of completion by viewing either a live or archived webinar. Learn more