What is a K-12 Standards-Based Digital Learning Curriculum?

What is a Digital Learning Curriculum?

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In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Barb discuss the differences between Digital Literacy, Digital Competency, and Digital Citizenship and share our recommendations for creating a K-12 Digital Learning Curriculum.

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This week’s question is:

What is a Digital Learning Curriculum and how can it support an increase in student achievement in the classroom?

What is a Digital Learning Curriculum?

  • How can an Instructional Coach support Family and Consumer Science Teachers and CTE Standards?
  • Understanding the concept of a Digital Learning Curriculum
    • What is a Digital Learning Curriculum?
      • A Roadmap for supporting the instruction of curricular activities through the use of Digital Learning tools and instructional strategies.
    • What is NOT a Digital Learning Curriculum
      • Using a laptop in the school to complete an assignment.
      • Taking a photo of an object and adding it to a newsletter or presentation.
      • “An Online Curriculum”
  • Thinking of your “Teachers” as your “Students” and the Coaching being in the role of the teacher.
    • The coach is the one responsible for the Digital Learning Curriculum
    • The coach is supporting teachers 1:1 or in small groups, but always has a bigger picture in their minds and knows where each grade levels
  • Three Often Confused Terms
    • Digital Learning
      • The topic that a student is learning.
    • Digital Literacy
      • Students can do certain things on their devices. (Mouse Skills, Research Skills,
    • Digital Citizenship
      • The ethical use of digital tools and technologies
      • “The moral code”
      • Just because you can… doesn’t mean that you should.
  • Digital Literacy vs Digital Competency
    • Digital Literacy
    • Digital Competency
      • You can put a rubric to the skill
  • Digital Citizenship … in the Core Curriculum
    • Can Digital Learning and subject area content coexist?
      • It’s not the “and” … it’s the “through”
      • How to build a multi-grade curriculum of digital learning skills
  • Why should technology be integrated into the core curriculum?
    • It needs to be both relevant and meaningful
    • Teachers need to know what the digital skills are of their students just the same way they need to know the curricular standards are.
  • Transition: Building Digital Learning into the Curriculum

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About our guest Barb Scully

Barbara Scully is passionate about all things related to Family, Community, Careers, Technology, Sciences, and Education. She believes in the vitality of FCS programs and provides resources that advance educator resiliency and community well-being.

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