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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.


31 Student Reviews
by Anne G. on June 25, 2018
There was quite a bit of information - I wish I would have done it with a group of teachers so we could have a discussion as we go through.
by Lois C. on June 24, 2018
This course is well developed and makes it easy to understand the concept of Digital Citizenship.
by Sharon L. on June 11, 2018
Learned so much about schools responsibilities when using the internet. Thank you!
by Patricia G. on May 29, 2018
Helped me to understand the legalities schools, classrooms, districts must adhere to in order to protect our students.
by S David P. on May 16, 2018
5 stars
by Stephanie S. on May 13, 2018
Very informative!
by Jeff R. on May 10, 2018
Good information for working with ever changing technology
by Telitha C. on April 23, 2018
The course was very informative. It provided me with additional information to assist me as a teacher.