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Mountain Road ES Earns Digital Citizenship Certification

Posted On: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Mountain Road Elementary School has earned national certification for digital citizenship!

The school has been named a Common Sense Certified School for Digital Citizenship by Common Sense Education.  The national nonprofit organization works with educators to help students understand and safely use technology and develop successful digital skills and habits.

“We applaud Mountain Road’s faculty and staff for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Liz Kline, Common Sense Education’s vice president of education programs. “They deserve high praise for giving students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

The school earned the recognition by preparing its students to think critically and responsibly use technology, including how to avoid plagiarism, understand privacy issues, and combat cyberbullying.

Media Specialist Shelley Sheldon coordinated the school’s successful application, and she and teachers Pam Cone, Kristin Covington, Leeanne Hartman, Lisa Sawdy, and Jenny Sullivan also completed individual certification.  Principal Melinda Roulier said additional teachers, also encouraged by Ms. Sheldon, are currently at work to become individually certified.

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