Every White Settlement ISD elementary school was recently recognized as a Common Sense Media Campus, and WSISD was named a Common Sense Media District.
This past year, the schools were tasked with ensuring that students become safe, responsible technology users.
Teachers received professional development in digital citizenship, and students then participated in a variety of lesson modules including communication, privacy, cyberbullying, internet searches, citing internet sources and more.
Common Sense Media is the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization, led by child advocates dedicated to kids thriving in a world of media and technology.
Pictured are: Frank Molinar, superintendent; Lisa Edmunds, West Elementary principal; Connie Bitters, North Elementary principal; Heather Crow, Fine Arts Academy principal; Emily Estes, Blue Haze Elementary principal; Randy Summerhill, Tannahill Intermediate principal; Michael Dickinson, Liberty Elementary principal; David Bitters, assistant superintendent; and Roger Bowen, Technology Director.
Brewer Middle School and Brewer High School will continue building on the Common Sense Media (CSM) recognized district status in the next two years, implementing the curriculum and trainings for teachers and students in 2018 at Brewer Middle and in 2019 at Brewer High. All other schools will also continue utilizing the CSM platform.
WSISD Instructional Technology Specialists Carla Nored, Erin Machajewski, Sara Arreguin and Lacey Brewer collaborate with educators to implement the program.