Our goal is to recognize those schools committed to creating a culture of digital teaching and citizenship. Common Sense Schools earn an official stamp of recognition by showing commitment to creating a culture of digital teaching and citizenship. We've made one addition to the Common Sense School criteria for the 2017–2018 school year: one more hour of professional development with a digital teaching focus.
What is the process?
Part I: Prep
- Create a school vision including digital teaching and digital citizenship.
- Develop a Common Sense School implementation plan. You will be asked to enter the implementation details in the Common Sense School application. The implementation plan should include all criteria outlined in the following steps.
Part II: Learn, Do, Connect
Provide professional development to all educators on digital teaching and digital citizenship. PD may be conducted in person (by school staff) or online, using Common Sense Education resources. In-person PD may be combined to cover both topics. For a resource list, see the FAQ in the Help Center or read below:
Lead digital citizenship instruction. Schools have two options to meet student-instruction criteria:
Save at least three pieces of documentation from your efforts implementing: professional development, digital citizenship student instruction, and/or parent outreach to submit with the Common Sense School application.