Educators and students are invited to join members of the DigCitCommit Coalition and education communities worldwide on February 11 and 12, 2020, for a freeVirtual Congress that will connect them with other students and educators who are successfully modeling the five competences of digital citizenship—inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, alert. These competences are designed to focus less on a list of “don’t”s and more on a proactive approach of “do”s that challenge students to stay safe, solve problems, and become a positive force in the digital world. The two-day event will feature inspiring keynote speakers, youth leaders and educator presenters, lightning rounds on each of the DigCitCommit competences, and spotlights of successful digcit initiatives. Teachers can view the ever-growing speaker lineup, browse the schedule-at-a-glance, and register online for this freeVirtual Congress.
Super skills, twenty-first century skills, best practices—whatever you want to call the 4C’s (creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication), they are an integral part of the student experience in our classroom. Even so, sometimes a pathway to incorporate the 4C’s may seem evasive or like it takes too much time. Adding the following tools and ideas to an instructional toolbox can support a seamless incorporation of the 4C’s into our teaching and learning for all students.
Peace First is convening a global group of youth leaders between the ages of 13 and 25 to design a meaningful, youth-centered campaign in response to COVID-19. The organization is offering minigrants of up to $250, mentorship, and project support to young people leading initiatives to address secondary effects of COVID-19 in their communities.