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Omaha Public Schools resource for
Digital Literacy & Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Cyberbullying.
The Omaha Public School District and The
Sherwood Foundation have an extensive partnership with Common Sense Media that
provides educational resources on Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety and
Security, Research, Privacy, and Information Literacy to our students,
parents, teachers, schools, and community. Common
Sense Media, a national not for profit company based in San Francisco,
California, is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and their families by
providing the trustworthy information, educational resources, and an
independent voice needed to thrive in our digital world.
To ensure Omaha Public
Schools’ compliance with federal CIPA and E-rate regulations
and standardize delivery of Common Sense Media’s
Digital Literacy & Citizenship resources district-wide.
Matrix. An implementation guideline that
identifies specific K-12 lessons and designated staff for instructional
Curriculum. Common Sense Media's free Digital Literacy &
Citizenship Curriculum is the required resource as it provides Omaha Public Schools
all resources needed to educate students about the three CIPA required topics:
1) appropriate online behavior, 2) safety and privacy, and 3) cyberbullying.
The curriculum contains 65 developmentally appropriate lessons (5 per
grade level) and are complete with supporting student handouts, videos,
assessments, and parent tips. Click the scope and sequence to view Common Sense Media's entire comprehensive curriculum. Each
lesson is paced at 45 minutes and can be customized to fit the teacher,
student, and school building needs. The lessons below are linked to the
Common Sense Media lesson wepbage for your easy access and viewing.
Matrix PDF Downloadable link - MATRIX - CSM final matrix for web.jpg
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