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Cyber Civics Mini: Level 1

A condensed version of our turnkey middle school digital literacy program. Meets an urgent need to help youth become ethical, safe, and productive digital citizens. Includes a school-wide license to six lessons, videos, parent letters and support to teach key digital citizenship and online safety concepts.

About This Course

To meet the need of many schools, after-school programs, community organizations, and home school families for a “short course” of Cyber Civics lessons on digital citizenship and online safety, we created this mini, yet powerful, series of lessons. These come from Cyber Civics: Level 1 which is packed with peer-to-peer learning activities that call on critical thinking, ethical discussion and decision making through hands-on projects, problem solving, and role-playing activities surrounding the topic of "digital citizenship" (the norms of appropriate and responsible technology use).

Cyber Civics “Mini” includes six of our favorite lessons from the year-long program. Each of these are a snap to teach and give your students the skills they need to successfully face some of the biggest challenges of online life. Each can be easily adapted to Distance Learning. Fillable PDF forms are included.

The best news? We are so convinced you will love this short course that you will want to get our full program. So your investment will be credited towards the full Cyber Civics program, should you subscribe within 12 months of purchase. How awesome is that?

Visit our website: www.cybercivics.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Subscription fee ($199) provides you with a school-wide license for one full year. 
  • Any teacher at subscribing school/organization can open a private account and get full support.
  • Includes curriculum, video, support, professional development, parent engagement, monthly newsletter.
  • We credit full purchase towards Cyber Civics: Teach Year 1 if you opt to upgrade within 12 months.
  • We accept secure credit card payments (Pay Pal, Stripe) via this site.
  • We accept Purchase Orders. For a quote or to pay via P.O., contact us.  
  • For multiple school/district discounts, contact us.
  • Contact us for a free demo.

Contact: support@cybercivics.com or call (949) 481-4319

Testimonials

“In the four years since the Cyber Civics™ classes started at our school, there have been only three reported incidences of poor digital behavior; none in the last two years. This is unheard of in this day and age. What has been a small investment has paid off tenfold. Plus it allows us to put our energy on what matters most, learning and teaching in a happy, safe, and healthy community.”

-Shaheer Faltas, Founding School Administrator

"The thoughtfulness and breadth of the program is an asset to our school, and the parents are very happy to have "tech-driver's-ed" in our curriculum."

-Soni Albright, Teacher, City of Lakes Waldorf School

"We know that digital-citizenship education works. The Journey School in Aliso Viejo, a small Southern California city, is an example of a digital-citizenship success story. Since instituting a three-year middle school series on digital citizenship, information literacy on evaluation of online sources, and media-literacy courses to teach critical-thinking skills around media texts of all kinds—music videos, film, print advertising—the school has nearly eliminated bullying and behavioral issues and significantly boosted standardized-test scores."

-Education Week, 7/16

"An intentional deep-dive that teaches emotional intelligence as much as it does digital citizenship."

-SmartBrief on EdTech, 4/19

About the Founder

Diana Graber, M.A., is the author of "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership). A long-time Waldorf parent, developed and still teaches Cyber Civics™ at Journey School. She has an extensive background as a media producer and also co-founded CyberWise, a digital literacy resource for parents. She was honored with the "2017 Media Literacy Teacher Award" by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). As an Adjunct Professor of Media Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) she taught "Media Psychology for the 21st Century." Her published paper: New Media Literacy Education: A Developmental Approach (JMLE, 2012) provides the foundational research for the Cyber Civics™ program.

 

Curriculum

  • Educator Resources
  • Teacher Guide
  • Send-Home Parent Letter w/Activities
  • Educational Standards Correlation
  • Foundational Research
  • Student Pre- and Post- Assessment
  • Pre- and Post- Assessment
  • Pre- and Post-Assessment Key
  • Curriculum
  • Lesson 1: The Five Principles of Citizenship
  • Preview
    Lesson 1: Video
  • Lesson 2: Digital Background Check
  • Lesson 2: Video
  • Lesson 2: Packet and Fillable Form
  • Lesson 3: To Share Or Not To Share?
  • Lesson 3: Scenarios and Fillable Form
  • Lesson 4: My Self, My Selfie
  • Lesson 5: Be Upstanding!
  • Lesson 5: Video 1
  • Lesson 5: Video 2
  • Lesson 5: Assignment
  • Lesson 6: You Are The Words You Use
  • Lesson 6: Fillable Form

About This Course

To meet the need of many schools, after-school programs, community organizations, and home school families for a “short course” of Cyber Civics lessons on digital citizenship and online safety, we created this mini, yet powerful, series of lessons. These come from Cyber Civics: Level 1 which is packed with peer-to-peer learning activities that call on critical thinking, ethical discussion and decision making through hands-on projects, problem solving, and role-playing activities surrounding the topic of "digital citizenship" (the norms of appropriate and responsible technology use).

Cyber Civics “Mini” includes six of our favorite lessons from the year-long program. Each of these are a snap to teach and give your students the skills they need to successfully face some of the biggest challenges of online life. Each can be easily adapted to Distance Learning. Fillable PDF forms are included.

The best news? We are so convinced you will love this short course that you will want to get our full program. So your investment will be credited towards the full Cyber Civics program, should you subscribe within 12 months of purchase. How awesome is that?

Visit our website: www.cybercivics.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Subscription fee ($199) provides you with a school-wide license for one full year. 
  • Any teacher at subscribing school/organization can open a private account and get full support.
  • Includes curriculum, video, support, professional development, parent engagement, monthly newsletter.
  • We credit full purchase towards Cyber Civics: Teach Year 1 if you opt to upgrade within 12 months.
  • We accept secure credit card payments (Pay Pal, Stripe) via this site.
  • We accept Purchase Orders. For a quote or to pay via P.O., contact us.  
  • For multiple school/district discounts, contact us.
  • Contact us for a free demo.

Contact: support@cybercivics.com or call (949) 481-4319

Testimonials

“In the four years since the Cyber Civics™ classes started at our school, there have been only three reported incidences of poor digital behavior; none in the last two years. This is unheard of in this day and age. What has been a small investment has paid off tenfold. Plus it allows us to put our energy on what matters most, learning and teaching in a happy, safe, and healthy community.”

-Shaheer Faltas, Founding School Administrator

"The thoughtfulness and breadth of the program is an asset to our school, and the parents are very happy to have "tech-driver's-ed" in our curriculum."

-Soni Albright, Teacher, City of Lakes Waldorf School

"We know that digital-citizenship education works. The Journey School in Aliso Viejo, a small Southern California city, is an example of a digital-citizenship success story. Since instituting a three-year middle school series on digital citizenship, information literacy on evaluation of online sources, and media-literacy courses to teach critical-thinking skills around media texts of all kinds—music videos, film, print advertising—the school has nearly eliminated bullying and behavioral issues and significantly boosted standardized-test scores."

-Education Week, 7/16

"An intentional deep-dive that teaches emotional intelligence as much as it does digital citizenship."

-SmartBrief on EdTech, 4/19

About the Founder

Diana Graber, M.A., is the author of "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership). A long-time Waldorf parent, developed and still teaches Cyber Civics™ at Journey School. She has an extensive background as a media producer and also co-founded CyberWise, a digital literacy resource for parents. She was honored with the "2017 Media Literacy Teacher Award" by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). As an Adjunct Professor of Media Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) she taught "Media Psychology for the 21st Century." Her published paper: New Media Literacy Education: A Developmental Approach (JMLE, 2012) provides the foundational research for the Cyber Civics™ program.

 

Curriculum

  • Educator Resources
  • Teacher Guide
  • Send-Home Parent Letter w/Activities
  • Educational Standards Correlation
  • Foundational Research
  • Student Pre- and Post- Assessment
  • Pre- and Post- Assessment
  • Pre- and Post-Assessment Key
  • Curriculum
  • Lesson 1: The Five Principles of Citizenship
  • Preview
    Lesson 1: Video
  • Lesson 2: Digital Background Check
  • Lesson 2: Video
  • Lesson 2: Packet and Fillable Form
  • Lesson 3: To Share Or Not To Share?
  • Lesson 3: Scenarios and Fillable Form
  • Lesson 4: My Self, My Selfie
  • Lesson 5: Be Upstanding!
  • Lesson 5: Video 1
  • Lesson 5: Video 2
  • Lesson 5: Assignment
  • Lesson 6: You Are The Words You Use
  • Lesson 6: Fillable Form