Exploring The Cyber Citizenship Hub: A Conversation With The Resource Creators (Media Literacy Week Event)
Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 | 6:30 - 7:30PM EST | Register For The Event
Funding for this project provided by Cyber Florida
Welcome! This hub is an interim site for a larger, forthcoming portal for cyber citizenship education. It aims to provide a one-stop-shop for PreK-12th grade educators (including teachers, librarians, instructional technologists, and others) who are seeking instructional materials to help students develop resilience to misinformation and disinformation. Consider it an ever-growing searchable online library of curated resources submitted by educators and educational publishers. We also help educators become aware of other libraries of resources developed by allied organizations, such as the database of web tools for Fighting Disinformation Online built by RAND's Truth Decay Initiative; the Media Literacy Resources on COVID-19 and more, put together by the National Association for Media Literacy Education; and the DigCit Commit Resources collected by the International Society for Technology in Education and organized by five competencies of digital citizenship: becoming inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, and alert. Additionally, Teach Cyber, a non-profit dedicated to developing, supporting, and stewarding excellent cybersecurity education at the secondary level provides curriculum and assessment resources to support high school educators to teach cybersecurity.
How do we define cyber citizenship? To build cyber citizenship skills is to build skills and mindsets at the intersection of media literacy; digital citizenship and civics; and cybersecurity awareness. To teach cyber citizenship is to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and responsibility to participate meaningfully in civil society in the 21st century, as well as to build resilience against online manipulation and threats.
Calling all interested teachers, librarians, and researchers! We need you! There are many ways to join our community:
This hub is part of the Cyber Citizenship Initiative, a project created in partnership with Cyber Florida, the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, New America, and the National Association for Media Literacy Education. In its first years, the hub and the forthcoming larger site will focus on supporting educators in PreK–12 schools, including teachers, librarians, curriculum advisors, and leaders of extracurricular programs across various grade levels. A secondary audience includes educators in higher education institutions in and outside of the United States.
For more information, contact cyber citizenship project manager Jimmeka Anderson at email@example.com.