Does this sound like the types of citizens you want to cultivate in the next generation?
- Personal Responsibility: developing a sense of self-accountability in matters of finance, ethical and moral boundaries, personal health and fitness, and all relationships.
- Global Citizenship: able to communicate, collaborate, dialogue, and debate across all levels and regions of society
- Digital Citizenship: engage in appropriate and exemplary behavior in the online environment
- Altruistic Service: possess a healthy concern for the well-being of the people which whom we share our world and embrace the opportunity to exercise charity and goodwill for the benefit of others
- Environmental Stewardship: appreciate the beauty and majest that surrounds us every day and take responsibility and action on personal, local, regional, national, and international levels.
Yes or no? And how?
Whether we are parents, teachers, principals, superintendents, how?
What are the ways we can encourage students to maintain a sense of pride and accomplishment in themselves? To lean respect for the various traditions, values, faiths, beliefs, opinions, and practices of a global community? To become active in portraying themselves positively with their online persona? To add capacity for teaching and learning from others and understand the myriad ways in which we are connected? To develop habitually positive actions toward the environment and use what we have wisely
Each of us has our own perspectives on these issues, but together, we may be able to develop a consensus and plan of action.
So let’s talk.
Lee Watanabe-Crockette and Andrew Churches of Growing Digital Citizens are going to be leading a discussion on Edchat Interactive on Monday, November 20 at 8:00PM Eastern time (5:00PM Pacific time). Please join us and add your perspective, experience, and resources by registering here.