• Click here to complete the Internet Safety Teacher Verification after you teach the 3 lessons to your students.


    2016-2017 Digital Citizenship Certified Educator Criteria


    GUSD Highly recommends that our staff take the Digital Citizenship Certified Educator Challenge!

    There are numerous criteria to fulfill before applying to become a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator. This is an annual certification, criteria must be completed during the current school year. Depending on your role, requirements range from teaching a minimum number of student instructional hours to coordinating your school or district’s digital citizenship efforts.* Listed below is a brief summary of the criteria; for full details, be sure to download the Digital Citizenship Certified Educator Criteria Checklist & FAQ

    • Complete the online training.
    • Using Common Sense digital citizenship resources, at a minimum, you can either:
      • In one class, teach three hours, 45 minutes of digital citizenship instruction, OR (See Required and Optional Additional Lessons Below)
      • In two classes, teach two hours, 15 minutes of digital citizenship instruction.
    • Engage and educate parents in three distinct ways.
    • Save at least three pieces of documentation to submit with your Digital Citizenship Certified Educator application.

    Download the Digital Citizenship Certified Educator Criteria Checklist & FAQ for more details about the criteria, examples of the documentation you will need, ideas for how to engage and educate families, and more!

    Digital Citizenship Certified Educator Benefits

    Being a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator is an official stamp of recognition from Common Sense. Once certified, you'll receive a digital badge that you can put in your email signature (among other places) so others know about your efforts, and it's a great addition to your resume.

    This certification also could open doors for you to speak to the press and at local trainings and conferences about these issues. If you'd like, Common Sense Media send an email to your principal acknowledging the work you're doing.

    And, each year, every Digital Citizenship Certified Educator will be entered in a raffle to win a gift card or the latest tech gadget. If you give permission, Common Sense Education also will list your name and school on our website. 

    Last, but not least, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you've helped your students develop essential skills to learn and thrive in the 21st century.

    To apply teachers can click here to access the application that will be available mid-August 2016.