Successful teams establish and doggedly pursue a vision of a thriving team culture that is inviting to students and teachers and supports bold and dynamic learning. This quest helps your team adopt a bold vision for a 21st century team culture.
- Read Jill Spencer's chapter Become the Team that Inspires Your Students.
- Reflect on the Scope and Sequence of Common Sense Media resources for grades 6-8. This will provide a broad overview of their 8 Digital Citizenship Themes.
- Consider how the 8 categories overlap with more traditional approaches to team development.
- Look how one teacher designed a digital citizenship week. What has she left out from your team’s perspective?
- Now look at these hi-tech icebreakers and Teampedia and begin to imagine how your team can introduce new apps or tools in the course of team building and digital citizenship activities.
- Set up a Culture and Digital Citizenship planning Google Doc.
- Write a team purpose statement that captures what you hope to achieve through your team culture and digital citizenship activities in the 1st 8 weeks of school.
Harwood Union Team Brainstorm
Define citizenship as a piece under the big idea What habits and skills do you bring to this community?
Habits of what it means to be a member of this community:
use my iPad as a learning tool
interact collaboratively with any and all members of the group
commit to a workflow to manage my work
use my time in and out of class productively
meet deadlines and take pride in my work
advocate for myself as a learner (i.e.check Schoology, check Powerschool, check email)
- understand the relationship between the individual and the group needs
How to support and reinforce these citizenship habits throughout the year?
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