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 Digital Citizenship Certification for Schools Minimize

New criteria for 2018-2019!

Schools who received certification from Common Sense Education in the 2017-2018 school year DO NOT need to reapply until 2019-2020. 

**Click on this link to verify if your school is certified.**
  • There are 3 categories:  Certified, Applied, and Unknown
  • If your school is in the Applied or Unknown category, send the letter of certification from Common Sense Education to Theresa Allen (tallen@archchicago.org). 
  • If your school wasn't certified for the 2017-2018 school year, you will need to re-apply. 

What is a Common Sense School?

Common Sense Schools are committed to deep implementation of the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum.  Earning the Common Sense School badge is a symbol of your school's dedication to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate.

 

Why become a Common Sense School?

  • Develop a roadmap to school and districtwide digital citizenship implementation.
  • Support a healthy school culture where your whole community is invested in helping kids thrive as digital learners and citizens.
  • Earn a badge that publicly affirms your school's commitment to schoolwide implementation.

How does a school earn recognition as a Common Sense School?

The Common Sense Recognition Program provides a roadmap for schools to adopt a whole-community approach to digital citizenship by completing three steps. We ask that you:

  • REFLECT on how becoming a Common Sense School has had an impact on your school community.
    • We hope to learn more from you about your experience earning recognition as a Common Sense School. In the application, you will be asked to provide some details on how you feel the process of becoming a Common Sense School has impacted your school community.

Criteria must be completed during the current school year and before applying. Applications are rolling. If approved, your school earns a Common Sense School badge that expires in June 2020. Please apply anytime before June 30, 2019.

 

Ready to apply?

All work must be completed during the current school year and before applying. Applications are rolling. If approved, your school earns a Common Sense School badge that expires in June 2020.  Please apply anytime before June 30, 2019.

 If you earned recognition during the 2017-2018 school you do not need to reapply this school year. Please contact edsupport@commonsense.org if you did not receive your updated badge and banner image.

Questions?

Please read through our FAQ in the Help Center. If you have further questions, please post in the Common Sense Education Community or email edsupport@commonsense.org and enter Recognition in the subject line.

 

    

 Resources Minimize

What professional development resources does Common Sense Education have to help educators and schools meet the criteria?
The following online resources can be used:

What resources can schools use for digital citizenship student instruction?

What resources are available to engage families?
To fulfill Common Sense School criteria, we ask that schools take a whole-community approach and engage families in
at least three ways. You can find resources to assist in that effort using Connecting Families.