On Jan. 10, all parents, staff and community members were invited to join a session via Teams featuring Mike Ribble, a highly regarded writer and speaker focusing on the topic of Digital Citizenship.
The presentation can be found here:
Ribble describes Digital Citizenship as, “the continuously developing norms of appropriate, responsible and empowered technology use.”
His primary area of interest lies in how schools and parents foster positive interactions online. He is the author of numerous books that have guided best practice in schools across North America. This will be a short but highly-informative session that will provide parents with insight and ideas for navigating the digital world and social media with their children.
Even parents of very young children will gain insight into how the Digital Citizenship lens is developed early on with children’s interactions with technology.
The session will take place Monday, Jan. 10 from 6-6:45 p.m., prior to the Division School Council meeting.
For more information on the guest speaker, please visit Ribble's website by clicking on this link: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP.
Dr. Mike Ribble has worked at various levels of education beginning as a secondary science teacher, Assistant Principal and district director of technology. He has also worked at the post-secondary level and is currently teaching graduate level courses in educational technology.
Upon completion of this doctorate, Dr. Ribble was provided the opportunity to write his first book, Digital Citizenship in Schools, (currently in its third edition) for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
He has presented on the topic of Digital Citizenship throughout the world and has interacted with many educators who now use his work as a basis for their research. His latest collaboration is with Dr. Marty Park on the book, The Digital Citizenship Handbook for School Leaders: Fostering Positive Interactions Online.
Dr. Ribble currently serves as a district technology director for a district of over 6,000 students.