My Digital Readiness project was based on a meeting with Jonathan Briggs, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Eastside Preparatory School on November 13, 2018. My interview questions originated from the ISTE Standards for Coaches #5, Digital Citizenship, which includes support for:
- Equitable access and best practices for technology use
- Safe, healthy, legal, and ethical use of technology
- The use of technology to promote global awareness, cultural understanding, and diversity
I obtained additional information through the school’s website.
Eastside Prep offers grades 5-12 and currently has over 450 students. It is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools.
My main takeaway from the project is respect for how the school links the use of technology to its mission, which is to educate students to think critically, act responsibly, lead compassionately and innovate wisely. Each technology decision and situation that arises is dealt with thoughtfully and through the lens of this mission. Though it doesn’t use standard digital citizenship curriculum, the school informs students of its expectations regarding technology use through published guidelines, teachers and advisors. It also includes digital citizenship topics in some of its social-emotional learning instruction.
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ISTE Standards for coaches. ISTE. Retrieved from: https://www.iste.org/standards/for-coaches.