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Capella Online Professional Development Course

Digital Citizenship
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Digital Citizenship

Increasing use of digital tools with your students? Are you confident about their safety? Evaluate ways that you and your students can become responsible digital citizens as formed by the Children’s Internet Safety Act, Children’s Online Protection Act and ISTE standards. Learn how to responsibly access, evaluate, and use online resources and social media using the nine elements of digital citizenship, cyber-safety and cyber-bullying. Full Description


How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


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With today's technology and wide-spread access, more and more teachers are using digital tools to engage their students.  This course explores issues of safety, security and etiquette.  First you will learn how to evaluate their lessons for digital safety so that you can safely plan and implement technology-enhanced lessons.  Next you will create your digital safety policies for students and parents. Using these new skills, you will then create a digital assignment that puts your learning into practice. 

During this course you will build 

  • An evaluation model to check your lessons for digital safety
  • Classroom digital safety policies 
  • A student assignment that contributes to a student's positive digital footprint.


22 Student Reviews
by clive c. on March 12, 2018
It is really a detailed and educative course. Am now powered.
by Alvida L. on February 18, 2018
I am from Lithuania. Sincerely thank you for the very interesting course. I will recommend to all my colleagues. Best wishes!
by Jonathan M. on December 8, 2017
This was a good program.
by Robin M. on September 24, 2017
Too many vaguely written questions and answers in the assessments. The instructors should consider the fact that these are online assessments with no instructor available to clarify and be more clear.
by Diane S. on September 11, 2017
The class had many details that I have not heard about. I feel as though I am ready to teach in a digital school. Thank you
by Janice H. on August 21, 2017
This course provides essential information for teachers desiring to keep students safe - and to act responsibly - while using technology in the classroom.
by Megan M. on August 6, 2017
Very informative and easy to follow along with videos and transcripts.
by Amy B. on July 26, 2017
Great intro to cyber safety and security issues.