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Digital technology use was a consistent part of everyday life before the pandemic. Now, it’s a near-constant. Our students’ learning, social lives, and entertainment are all happening largely ‘behind the screen.’ How can we support youth in this landscape? In this two-part workshop, educators will learn how they can use authentic, engaging digital dilemmas alongside new thinking routines. These learning activities build students’ agency to get more control over their digital habits, nurture skills for empathic digital communication, navigate relationship ups and downs, and think critically about how important civic issues are playing out on social media. The activities will be featured in updated lessons in Common Sense Education’s (free) Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Workshops will prepare educators to use digital dilemmas in different formats (e.g., self-guided by students, in synchronous virtual environments, and in the physical classroom). PZ-researchers Carrie James and Emily Weinstein will co-facilitate the session with Kelly Mendoza, Senior Director at Common Sense Education. The workshop will support educators working with learners in middle and secondary school.

Project Zero’s professional development programs are recognized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) as Category 3 PD, which can be used by IB educators worldwide to fulfill their ongoing requirements.