Penbrooke Meadows School Digital Citizenship Plan
Students at Penbrooke Meadows have access to multiple formats of technology including: IPads, Chromebooks and laptops for learning in a digital environment. Students are expected to work on common school-wide goals when using technology within our learning environment. Some of the main competencies we are focusing on this year are being safe, being respectful, communicating effectively and being wise consumers of technology. Our intention is that these lessons learned in school will develop skills that will transfer when accessing technology outside of the school.
Goals - 2023-2024
Teachers will continue to share and explore effective resources to introduce concepts and examples of digital citizenship. We are consistently learning new ways that technology can assist our students allowing them to demonstrate their understanding in multiple formats. ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been embedded in appropriate curricula. We have invested in various technologies and continue to explore professional development opportunities which will aid us in ensuring that our technologies are functional and that we are competent in embedding the ICT program of studies into other subject areas.
Students are allowed to bring their own mobile devices to use at school. Students and staff are aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of student-owned devices in schools. Students and staff understand how student-owned devices may enhance student learning. Issues relating to student-owned devices have been clearly articulated for students and staff. Penbrooke Meadows does not assume any responsibility for damage or loss to student owned devices.
When students misuse technology we follow the AR 1062 outlining positive use as well as our AR 6006 which guides through a process of progressive discipline to work with students who are not following our school digital citizenship responsibilities. Common consequences for misuse could include interrupted access to devices, CBE account, or personal device (may be sent home). In addition, a review of appropriate behaviour and resetting personal citizenship goals would be our focus moving forward.