Digital Literacy

Digital Lives Matter at the Town School Library

In the Fall of 2012, the Town School Library built out a K - 8 Digital Literacy Curriculum, initially adapted from Common Sense Media, in order to help students navigate their digital lives.

Since then, Town has been approved as a Common Sense School for four years running, an honor that recognizes our efforts in teaching digital citizenship to young people and engaging the entire school community in this important discussion. Julie Alonso and Kim Stuart, Town School Librarians, have also been recognized as Common Sense Educators. These acknowledgements demonstrate our school's commitment to creating a culture of digital learning and citizenship.

UPCOMING DIGITAL LITERACY EVENTS

ParentTalk_MentalHealth_KDBS.pdf

COMMON SENSE TIP OF THE WEEK

Use Media to Make Sure Black History Is More Than a Month

February is Black History Month. To facilitate the ongoing discussions around general history and how different groups of people fit into it -- from those groups' perspectives -- you can use media made to amplify the voices that have historically been diminished.

All kids need role models, past and present, so share the stories of some of these impressive people to inspire them. And no matter your kid's age, there are books you can all enjoy as your learn. When you want to explore racism head-on, you can co-view one of these movies to start the discussion. Whether this media serves as a mirror or window for your kid, it can serve as one small step in an ongoing discussion.

DIGITAL LITERACY RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

K-8 Overview Digital Literacy Lessons
Thinking About Digital Lives: Prof Growth 3/28/18 and 3/29/18
Library and Educational Technology Skills Matrix
Day 1 - Teaching Kids in Post-Truth World Professional Growth
Upper School Research Expectations for Teachers
Day 2 - Teaching Kids in Post-Truth World Professional Growth