Digital Citizenship programme - DC
Part of ISL’s TFL programme is to also offer a digital citizenship program for students, teachers and parents, which fosters appropriate and responsible behaviour with regard to technology use amongst our community. ISL has based this programme on the Common Sense Media proposed curriculum.
Although ISL’s Digital Citizenship program is in continual development, the programme has been integrated into the curriculum in the following ways:
- ECC to Year 6
Each year level covers one or more DC focus per year. The integration of these form part of the PYP units of inquiry as much as possible and are interwoven in the curriculum for greater relevance and authenticity.
- Year 7 to 11
Each subject tries to cover one DC focus per year level for the whole year. The integration of these are as holistic as possible in relation to the MYP units of work and are interwoven in the curriculum for greater relevance and authenticity.
The DC programme focus is evidenced and forms part of the Approaches To Learning (ATL) Information Literacy and reference is sometimes also made to the IB Learner Profile.
- Year 12 and 13
Each Homeroom tries to cover one 15 minutes session once a month (or more) during the course of the year.
All year levels from Year 7 to 13
Initially, DC sessions are taken by the Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) in collaboration with classroom teachers.
Library lessons are also factored in for covering creative credit and copyright.
Physical and Health Education try and cover the digital health aspect as much as possible.
Occasional year level presentation and assemblies to present certain and relevant topics and issues (such as cyberbullying) take place from time to time, with the help of the school counsellor.
The Technology Integration Specialists are developing an ISL DC scope & sequence based on Common Sense Media resources.