OCPS | Virtual Parent Academy | Digital Citizenship – English


Welcome to the online virtual Parent Academy. I am Stephanie Sahadeo of the virtual Parent Academy moderator for this event. We’re excited to have you join us this evening for the first virtual Parent Academy of the school year. Tonight’s session is titled digital citizenship. OCPS Parent Academy is a district wide initiative designed to enhance student achievement through the support of community and family involvement. The Parent Academy focuses on three primary tracks student achievement parenting and advocacy and personal and individualized growth. The parent academy provides a wide range of information enabling parents to make informed decisions about their child’s educational journey. Our first Parent Academy for this school year took place at Boone High School. We have only four more Parent Academy events for the school year. And the virtual Parent Academy team moderators for this evening are Shaun Sanchez. Meagan Sargent Dr. Tricia Travis peer Molly Watson Maria Herrera and myself Stephanie Sahadi. I would like to take a moment to say welcome and thank you to everyone this evening that is logging into our first session and a big thank you to the host sites throughout Orange County District that have given the families an opportunity to view this event at their school site. This is our first time using the big blue button Big Blue Button has some similar features of safari montage but more capabilities. This is a newer and more up to date streaming platform so we shouldn’t experience much interruption in the program in case there are any issues. We have some of the big blue button technical staff tuning in with us to help us troubleshoot. You are still able to use the chat box to shout out your school and to comment and ask questions. Please make sure to turn on your audio and video at the bottom of the screen. We want to make sure that you can see and hear the presentation. We will do a quick check to make sure that everyone has found the tools they need to access this presentation. You may use your pull buttons to answer the questions. I will be able to see all of your answers are there three icon buttons at the bottom of your screen. Please choose yes or no. Is your headphone icon the color blue. Please choose yes or no. Our sessions title is digital citizenship. I’d like to welcome Mario Milano director for digital curriculum viewers please remember that you may use the chat box to ask any questions. Mario is here waiting to hear from you. Welcome to the Ready set go digital in elementary school virtual Parent Academy presentation. The district’s launched a digital learning program is entering its sixth cohort and we’ll be launching 50 digital elementary schools this year. They will have the opportunity to use digital and traditional materials. All elementary schools will be a part of this program by 2021. Tonight we’re going to focus on the what of digital learning. After today’s session you’ll be able to understand what digital learning is and be able to identify the changes it brings to your family. So let’s get started. We’re going to discuss what is digital learning what are the goals. What changes can I expect as a parent and what can I do to help prepare my family. The state of Florida defines digital learning as high quality content in a digital format and online courses personalized digital learning a means for students to demonstrate competency in completed coursework. High quality content in instructional materials in a digital format and online and blended learning courses. They also define it as high quality digital instruction and teachers infrastructure that supports digital learning. The online administration of assessments and digital tools for creation collaboration and communication. Parents should expect to see changes to the classroom environment classroom instruction and the home school connection. The classroom environment will change from its current state as we launch students into future ready learning. There will be changes to the instructional model the technology in the room the way the room is organized and how the classroom is managed and the procedures. First let’s talk about the changes to the instructional model. You may be wondering when students will use technology and the short answer is in most everything they do. Students use technology to support learning daily in whole group small group and individual instruction facilitated by an in-person teacher which is called blended learning blended learning involves a blend of face to face instruction enhanced by the use of technology in a traditional classroom setting. This does not mean that students will never use paper again but many classrooms use an overabundance of paper and instruction. The blended model moves classrooms from paper full to paper purposed elementary students will have paper instructional materials available to them but they will also use electronic or digital format materials when it’s developmentally more appropriate or when it adds additional benefits in order to enable blended instruction. The district has funded some major changes to classroom technology that launched a digital learning program encompasses much more than student laptops and tablets. It includes a full digital learning classroom package cohort 6 elementary teachers and students returned to school to find their former overhead projectors whiteboards and student desktop presentation stations have been replaced by state of the art document cameras interactive flat panels eye pads and convertible laptops document cameras can be used to bring the outside in like this butterfly inside and onto the big screen so everyone can explore together interactive flat panels insight students to learn and play together using virtual manipulative and digital thinking and students iPods in convertible laptops are used to extend learning alongside physical materials for example here you can see a student is using physical and digital manipulative eyes to make combinations of 13 objects on their iPod and then recording their story off the page by creating their own video. The final component of the digital learning classroom package is audio enhancement which includes ceiling speakers a livelier microphone and a cue ball. Using audio enhancements helped to ensure all students can hear instruction no matter where they sit. The cue ball is a throw a ball microphone that is unique to our elementary school classrooms. It can be used with students in many ways such as games using physical movement cooperative learning and even simple teacher led questioning to bring learning to life. Having interactive technology in all areas of the classroom will allow students to move out of traditional rows and into collaborative interactive small groups where they get just what they need. Just in time when you visit a classroom at the beginning of the school year you’ll also notice some changes to procedures. For example when you enter most classrooms now there is work or an assignment on the board ready for students to view. Next year future students will find that same work in canvas. Our learning management system the benefit to this is that students can engage in online polls and collaboration giving teachers a better sense of where students are and how to begin their lesson. Now nearly everyone has seen a teacher walking around their room to ensure students are engaged in on task. This won’t change but you will also see teachers using classroom management software on their computer in tablet mode to make sure that students are supervised online as well. But classroom environment is not the only thing that will change. There will be changes in curriculum too. The most obvious of these changes will be to instructional materials. Elementary students will have access to their traditional textbooks and Online textbooks. These can be accessed easily at home or at school. Using our district’s Launchpad students in grades kindergarten and first will also have access to apps for practice and processing on their iPod reading online textbooks is one of the many new skills students will learn this year. In the past students learn to be literate in traditional subject areas such as reading mathematics science and social studies. But Future Ready Students must also be literate on digital literacy. Don’t worry this isn’t a new class. Students will have to take but rather skills they’ll pick up with their existing classes such as how to be responsible online how to use digital tools and how to access all of the information they need online. Let’s consider how students will use and access the Internet at school students will start using online applications as part of their learning experience Gmail Calendar Google Drive and the Google application suite will be tools they use to collaborate and complete assignments. They will also begin using canvas and other CPS hosted systems that provide educational content. Schools have been updated to have wireless access in all areas of the school internet filtering and security settings are set on compliance with simple regulations. Students are prevented from accessing applications in Web sites that are not approved and all internet activity is logged. Based on the user student device settings block strangers from contacting your student while they’re at school but they can’t prevent all negative behavior. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that cyber bullying affects about fifteen point five percent of high school students. For comparison about 20 percent of high schoolers experience in-person bullying at school just like real life bullying. Some kids are easier targets peers sticking up for peers is the best defense. So encourage upstanding in your student take screenshots and get an adult involved if it’s ongoing or if safety is threatened. If your child ever feels they are being bullied or facing negative online behavior make sure they know how to get assistance. Take screenshots and get an OCPS administrator involved if it’s ongoing or if their safety is threatened. If your child is the culprit. Treat this as you would any other negative behavior and limit online access until your child regains your trust the best solution to cyber bullying is teaching children how to be good digital citizens. Let’s learn what digital citizenship is. There. Eight facets to digital citizenship. They consist of Internet safety privacy and security relationships and communication. Cyber bullying and digital drama digital footprints and reputation self image and self identity. Information literacy and creative credit and copyright. Your teaching your child to be a good human being every day. But there’s an additional layer to that lesson. When a child is behind a keyboard it’s easier for children to be mean or say things they wouldn’t otherwise say. This is called the dis inhibition effect. The basics you’re part of a community. Put good into the world. Don’t stir up trouble and be a force for good. Learning to be a responsible digital citizen is an important at every age. OCPS students complete between 3 and 5 annual digital citizenship lessons through their English language arts classes in grades 1 through 12. These lessons include videos articles quizzes and discussions on different topics at each grade level and are developed in partnership with Common Sense Media and near pot. Any student who is not displaying good digital citizenship is not adhering to the OCPS student technology acceptable and responsible use agreement and is therefore violating the OCPS Code of Student Conduct. Students acknowledge this agreement each time they log into their device. Parents and guardians you have the opportunity to acknowledge the student technology acceptable and responsible use agreement. When you complete the parent technology media information consent forms. Students do not need to have Internet access to complete homework assignments. But if students access the Internet outside of school they will still be filtered as if they were in school. The device is configured to use OCPS filtering no matter where they access the Internet. A map of free community Wi-Fi is available on our Web site. Digital data CPS dot net free home Internet access is also available to eligible families. Students will have access to many new tools and it will be important for parents to understand how that access will change what they see every day. Elementary school students will have all of the materials from when they were in school such as notebook paper poster board pencils markers. But they’ll also have a digital alternative in the cloud. For example students can take digital notes in Google Docs or create engaging presentations in Google slides. The best part is you’ll never have to worry about students losing their work because it’s all accessible 24/7. Great digital tools give students the opportunity to create great digital products. Our hope is that students will be completing far fewer worksheets and showing us what they know in more dynamic ways by creating products such as digital books infographics e newsletters and even their own Web sites. The possibilities are truly endless. The most important changes to parents will come in terms of how they interact with school from home. Let’s talk about how you will be able to review your student planner review student notes and work parent communication with the teacher. Access textbooks use of the internet at home and the parent responsibility for the student device. This change you’re going to notice on the first day of school. Elementary students will have a paper planner but they’ll also have access to a calendar in the canvas elements which you can access on the go. This is great news for parents because it will let you get the information you need right when you need it. Students will also be able to keep their work in an online folder such as Google Drive and submit their assignments through canvas. It’ll be easier than ever for you to talk to your student’s teacher through our district alum s canvas the canvas parent app enhances the potential for parents to engage in their children’s education. Parents can review upcoming or past assignments check on grades and receive course announcements. The app settings allow for parents to set alerts for specific assignment and great activity alerts are displayed in the alerts page in the app. Do you text more than you talk. Oh well you’re in luck in canvas. You can add contact methods to receive notifications. Contact methods allow you to select how you want to be notified when various events occur within a student’s course. Notifications are applied to all of your students courses and canvas canvas supports notification through email text message and even Twitter. A device will be assigned to each student at the beginning of the school year. That device remains property of Orange County public schools even when the student is in possession of the device off of the school campus because electronic equipment is a delicate and costly to repair and replace CPS. Ask parents and guardians to encourage students and all other members of their household to maintain proper handling and care of the device by establishing guidelines for use of the device. It’s applications like the Internet and other features and together will acclimate into this new venture of digital literacy in a safe manner in the event of damage or loss of the device it’s the responsibility of the parent and the student to timely report the incident to CPS for damages. Please notify the teacher or Dean at your child’s school if the device is lost or stolen immediately contact the tech hotline at 4 0 7 3 1 7 3 2 9 0 0 OCPS. Works closely with local police agencies to recover any device. OCPS deems stolen. We ask that parents coordinate with CPS and local agencies to report stolen devices within three days from discovering the devices stolen. Students are charged a fine for damages or when they have unaccounted for assets that we assign to a student. For example textbooks library books musical instruments sports uniforms or other equipment or OCPS assets. This shall now also apply to electronic devices such as laptops or tablets assigned to students no matter the fault in damages or unaccounted for device. The fine is more like a charge or a deductible for having the use of a device finds in information about all of the topics we’ve discussed during this session are outlined in the OCPS family technology handbook the OCPS family technology handbook is available in English Spanish Haitian Creole Portuguese Vietnamese and Arabic. This along with other information about the other topics can be found by visiting the CPS digital learning web site at Digital dot o CPS dot net. Thanks Mary Al for that great information check the Web site at www. parent Academy.OCPS.net to register for the upcoming parent Academy and virtual parent Academy date. We’d love to see you there. Let’s do a quick fun review on the presentation you may use your pull buttons to answer the questions again I will be able to see all the answers. Our first few questions will be true or false. Question 1 students will only have access to traditional textbooks. Please truth. True. Or false. Great job. Question 2 True or false. Student device settings. BLOCK strangers from contacting student. Everyone is doing great. Question. 3. True. Or false. Cyber bullying doesn’t happen. This is great. This will be our final question this evening. Are you ready. This one is a multiple choice question. Which online applications will students use. A. Gmail. Beat Google Drive. C. Canvas or d all of the above. Please select your answer. I’m so thrilled that there was a big takeaway from our presentation tonight. Let’s take a moment to hear a message from Orange technical college Raphael Frederick came to the United States looking for a better life. After discovering orange technical college. Raphael was able to fine tune his educational needs to further his career in hospitality. Let’s take a look at his journey I was born and raised in Venezuela but dropped out of college and came to the United States looking for a better life. I was glad to be in Miami. But it took a while for me to get in the career path. That brought me. To where I am today. After relocating to Orlando I found work driving a limo and needed a truck. But I got tired of being on the road so I took a job bussing tables in a restaurant. I discovered that I love the hospitality industry. Then. Through the years I worked hard and my career skills and worked my way to prestigious. Positions at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando. And some of the finest hotels in Florida. I worked my way up from server in dining room got them to act in food and beverage manager at a different. But eventually I knew I needed to fine tune my hospitality skills to continue their education. At Orange. Then you got college meet my needs perfect. I learned a lot at DC including two very important lessons. First. To be observant. You can get ahead in your career just by being attention. And second that having a strong relationship in your industry is good for you both personally. And professionally. Recently I accepted a position as a general manager of. Fine dining restaurant. It is a huge challenge but one that I’m fully prepared to tackle. Thanks to my years of experience in the technical education that helped me put all into perspective. Orange technical college is changing life. Through education. Remember you can follow parent Academy on social media on Twitter hashtag o CPS parent Academy and we’d love you to like us on Facebook at facebook .com/OCPS parents Academy. Don’t forget that under the virtual parent Academy tab on the parent Academy Web site we house all the previously recorded sessions. Therefore if you’ve missed any of our sessions thus far or would like to re watch a session they are available to you. Thank you for tuning into the OCPS virtual parent Academy. We will see you here on December 12th 2019 for our second episode of our virtual parent Academy. On the topics of career planning and emotional intelligence. Have a great rest of your evening.

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