The plan is meant to guide the school’s work in these areas.  

1. Student Safety

Outcomes for student online safety include: 

  • The school has an acceptable use policy (AUP) modeled on A.R 1062 and A.R. 6005 and it has been communicated to students. 
  • Appropriate ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been infused in core subjects that relate to student safety. 
  • Consequences for inappropriate use have been communicated to students (possibly through the AUP).

School strategies to keep students safe when they are online: 

  • When possible, network devices will be used in areas of the classrooms where the device is visible by supervising staff. 
  • Students are allowed to use the network when a staff member is present. 
  • Provide clear guidelines for network use. 
  • Communicate strategies with students for effective use of the network. 
  • Provide direct and constant supervision when students are accessing the network. 
  • Identify and report problems of inappropriate or unacceptable network use by students to administration and parents. 
  • Require that students first use reliable databases that are provided by the school library, CBE and Alberta Education or safe search engines. 
  • Provide direct instruction on topics relating to digital citizenship

2. Student Learning

Student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship include: 

  • ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been embedded in appropriate curricula. 
  • Students are aware of information regarding the reliable and authoritative resources that are currently available for all CBE students, parents/guardians and staff.  

How the school will meet student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship: 

  • Direct teaching of how to search effectively – critical thinking Identify and distinguish different points of view in online resources 
  • Recognize information serves different purposes and data from online resources may be verified for purpose of use 
  • Compare and contrast information from similar types of online resources
  • Promote the use of reliable databases that are provided by the school library learning commons, CBE and Alberta Education through instruction.
  • Refer to the ICT curriculum for digital citizenship outcomes

3. Staff Professional Development

Staff professional development outcomes include: 

  • Teachers are aware of issues relating to student online safety. 
  • Teachers are aware of the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning. 
  • Teachers are aware of professional development resources relating to digital citizenship. 
  • Teachers are aware of the Three Year Education Plan

How the school will meet staff professional development outcomes relating to digital citizenship:   

  • Ongoing formal and informal sessions that educate staff on the use of specified technology in the classroom
  • Links to digital citizenship resources will be added to the Hawkwood Litesite 
  • Digital citizenship resources will be added to the school’s professional library
  • Participation in external and/or internal professional development opportunities
  • Teachers will be a part of the process for assessing the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning 

4. Student-Owned Devices

Outcomes relating to student-owned devices include: 

  • Students and staff are aware of their rights and responsibilities with regard to the use of student-owned devices in schools; 
  • Students and staff are aware of how student-owned devices may enhance student learning; 
  • Issues relating to student-owned devices have been clearly articulated for students and staff. These include:
  • Keeping their devices in a secure location at all times
  • Responsibility in case of loss, theft or damage
  • Technical support. 
  • Teachers are aware of professional development resources that support the use of student-owned devices in classrooms.

How the school will meet outcomes relating to student-owned devices: 

  • Direct instruction of the rights and responsibilities for bringing in student/staff owned devices
  • Class discussions/meetings on safety, security, technical support, etiquette and how to use the devices as an educational tool to enhance learning
  • Signed contracts with student/parent school partnership
  • Guidance on how student owned devices can enhance student learning

5. Parent Communication

Outcomes relating to parent communication include: 

  • The school has communicated information about the school’s digital citizenship plan to parents. 
  • The school has informed parents of issues relating to use of student-owned devices in school including
  • Staff and student rights and responsibilities
  • Student readiness criteria
  • Liability in case of theft, damage or loss
  • Impact on student learning.

How the school will communicate this to parents: 

  • Present the digital citizenship plan and possible issues relating to use of student-owned devices at school council meetings
  • Post the school’s digital citizenship plan on the school website 
  • Send home information about the plan in school newsletters, notices, student handbook (agenda and online) 
  • Conduct parent education nights on digital citizenship topics (refer to CBE policies
  • Showcasing impact of digital resources on student learning at parent-teacher conferences, assemblies, school website (showcase)

Digital Citizenship

The plan is meant to guide the school’s work in these areas.  

1. Student Safety

Outcomes for student online safety include: 

  • The school has an acceptable use policy (AUP) modeled on A.R 1062 and A.R. 6005 and it has been communicated to students. 
  • Appropriate ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been infused in core subjects that relate to student safety. 
  • Consequences for inappropriate use have been communicated to students (possibly through the AUP).

School strategies to keep students safe when they are online: 

  • When possible, network devices will be used in areas of the classrooms where the device is visible by supervising staff. 
  • Students are allowed to use the network when a staff member is present. 
  • Provide clear guidelines for network use. 
  • Communicate strategies with students for effective use of the network. 
  • Provide direct and constant supervision when students are accessing the network. 
  • Identify and report problems of inappropriate or unacceptable network use by students to administration and parents. 
  • Require that students first use reliable databases that are provided by the school library, CBE and Alberta Education or safe search engines. 
  • Provide direct instruction on topics relating to digital citizenship

2. Student Learning

Student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship include: 

  • ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been embedded in appropriate curricula. 
  • Students are aware of information regarding the reliable and authoritative resources that are currently available for all CBE students, parents/guardians and staff.  

How the school will meet student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship: 

  • Direct teaching of how to search effectively – critical thinking Identify and distinguish different points of view in online resources 
  • Recognize information serves different purposes and data from online resources may be verified for purpose of use 
  • Compare and contrast information from similar types of online resources
  • Promote the use of reliable databases that are provided by the school library learning commons, CBE and Alberta Education through instruction.
  • Refer to the ICT curriculum for digital citizenship outcomes

3. Staff Professional Development

Staff professional development outcomes include: 

  • Teachers are aware of issues relating to student online safety. 
  • Teachers are aware of the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning. 
  • Teachers are aware of professional development resources relating to digital citizenship. 
  • Teachers are aware of the Three Year Education Plan

How the school will meet staff professional development outcomes relating to digital citizenship:   

  • Ongoing formal and informal sessions that educate staff on the use of specified technology in the classroom
  • Links to digital citizenship resources will be added to the Hawkwood Litesite 
  • Digital citizenship resources will be added to the school’s professional library
  • Participation in external and/or internal professional development opportunities
  • Teachers will be a part of the process for assessing the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning 

4. Student-Owned Devices

Outcomes relating to student-owned devices include: 

  • Students and staff are aware of their rights and responsibilities with regard to the use of student-owned devices in schools; 
  • Students and staff are aware of how student-owned devices may enhance student learning; 
  • Issues relating to student-owned devices have been clearly articulated for students and staff. These include:
  • Keeping their devices in a secure location at all times
  • Responsibility in case of loss, theft or damage
  • Technical support. 
  • Teachers are aware of professional development resources that support the use of student-owned devices in classrooms.

How the school will meet outcomes relating to student-owned devices: 

  • Direct instruction of the rights and responsibilities for bringing in student/staff owned devices
  • Class discussions/meetings on safety, security, technical support, etiquette and how to use the devices as an educational tool to enhance learning
  • Signed contracts with student/parent school partnership
  • Guidance on how student owned devices can enhance student learning

5. Parent Communication

Outcomes relating to parent communication include: 

  • The school has communicated information about the school’s digital citizenship plan to parents. 
  • The school has informed parents of issues relating to use of student-owned devices in school including
  • Staff and student rights and responsibilities
  • Student readiness criteria
  • Liability in case of theft, damage or loss
  • Impact on student learning.

How the school will communicate this to parents: 

  • Present the digital citizenship plan and possible issues relating to use of student-owned devices at school council meetings
  • Post the school’s digital citizenship plan on the school website 
  • Send home information about the plan in school newsletters, notices, student handbook (agenda and online) 
  • Conduct parent education nights on digital citizenship topics (refer to CBE policies
  • Showcasing impact of digital resources on student learning at parent-teacher conferences, assemblies, school website (showcase)
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​Digital Citizenship at the CBE

Digital citizenship is about using technology and participating in digital environments. It is key to helping our students learn to use available technology responsibly in the classroom and beyond. Our school has a Digital Citizenship Plan that is updated annually, addressing how we work to build a community where we live and work together as digital citizens.

Visit the CBE website to learn more on how we support students develop online safety skills and learn to be good digital citizens.​​​

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