On December 1, 2021, the Connecticut State Board of Education adopted the 2018 American Association of School Libraries (AASL) National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. The AASL standards combined with the ISTE Standards for Students, previously adopted by the Board, will replace the Connecticut State Department of Education Technology and Literacy Framework (2006).
Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Guidelines and Recommended Actions
Every day students are vulnerable to dangers such as cyber-bullying, identity theft, and phishing. On January 8, 2020, the Connecticut State Board of Education (Board) adopted the Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Guidelines and Recommended Actions to assist stakeholders with instructional practices and methods regarding digital citizenship, Internet safety, and media literacy. This document was created by the CSDE Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Advisory Council (Council) consisting of teachers, library media specialists, representatives from parent-teacher organizations, and individuals with expertise in digital citizenship, Internet safety, and media literacy.
Technology Integration to Support Learning
What is technology integration? How can districts effectively integrate technology for learning? This informational webinar series provides answers to these questions by sharing resources available to support technology and exploring best practices of technology integration.
Part One: Building Capacity for Technology Integration
This webinar will explore the “what” of technology integration. During this informational webinar, resources that are available to districts will be explored as participants learn about getting support to effectively integrate technology for learning.
Part Two: Perspectives from the Field- Building Capacity for Technology Integration
This webinar will explore the “how” of technology integration. Mansfield, West Haven, and Torrington School Districts will share their district’s practices which include the advent of on-demand libraries, leveraging staff for professional learning, and the creation of tangible strategies with and for various stakeholders. Districts will also share their lessons learned and provide samples of the resources they have created.