A Journey to Digital Leadership

Today’s youth use social media to connect, affirm, validate, question, discuss, challenge, plan, record and entertain. The networks available to them emerge and change at a pace that is often mind-boggling for parents and teachers. When we reflect on our students’ use of social media, what is the journey from consumer to responsible user to digital leader? What can we do in our classrooms to nurture the skills of responsible use and ultimately the qualities of digital citizenship among our students – at the primary, junior and intermediate levels? In this workshop, data and comments gathered from sessions with students and teachers about their use of Social Media is shared, as well as examples of lessons / conversations / presentations at the primary, junior and intermediate levels appropriate to the development of Digital Leadership skills.

Audience: Grades 1-8