Become a Common Sense Educator

We know that it's more important than ever to teach your students to use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. Show your commitment to teaching 21st-century skills by becoming a Common Sense Educator by completing four steps: 

  1. Learn.
  2. Teach a digital citizenship lesson.
  3. Engage families.
  4. Reflect + apply.

Completing the steps should take approximately four to six hours. The actual application will take an additional five minutes.  Common Sense Educators receive: 

  • A Common Sense Educator digital badge for your résumé or email signature.
  • An invitation to apply to be a Common Sense Ambassador.
  • The professional development and practice that builds your confidence teaching digital citizenship and integrating technology into your classroom, school, or district.

Make a copy of the Common Sense Educator Road Map and get started today!

Get Started

Applications are rolling and accepted between August 2021 and June 30, 2022. 

Anyone who is an educator—whether a classroom teacher, administrator, tech coach, librarian, homeschool teacher, preservice teacher, parent coordinator, or community partner—can become a Common Sense Educator. Use the Digital Citizenship Curriculum Connections (K-5, 6-12) to plan and narrow down which Common Sense Education resource best fits your role and classroom curriculum.

If you're looking for some additional support teaching digital citizenship and integrating technology for learning, join our Common Sense Educator Learning Cohort, a six-week program that brings you step-by-step through the Recognition Program with a group of innovative educators. Cohort members will be part of a Salesforce Experience Community, receive exclusive professional development, and be invited to biweekly virtual meetups with Common Sense Education team members. Completing the cohort, you will earn a 10-hour Certificate of Completion and your Common Sense Educator badge. Registration opens at the end of July.