MENLO PARK, Calif. – The DigCitCommit coalition, a diverse group of tech, education and media organizations with the goal of redefining digital citizenship and reaching 1 million students by 2021, is pleased to announce the DigCitCommit campaign’s first ever virtual congress on Feb. 11-12.
During the DigCitCommit Virtual Congress, educators, students and coalition members from around the world will convene in person at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., as well as online via YouTube and Edmodo to discuss and plan what it means to redefine digital citizenship, how communities can support positive change in the world and be a force for good online.
The DigCitCommit Virtual Congress is free to all participants and will feature keynote addresses from:
- Emanuel Milton, a community organizer and entertainer who partners with various industries in Baton Rouge to promote positivity and unity.
- Sanah Jivani, a recent graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio Honors College and the Founder and CEO of the Love Your Natural Self Foundation.
- Tony Weaver, founder of Weird Enough Productions, a multimedia company pioneering diverse media representation and media literacy education.
- Mari Copeny, 12-year-old activist, philanthropist and “future president.”
- Naomi Wadler, a 12-year-old social justice activist, motivational speaker and budding reporter, who gained national attention for her speech at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, DC, on March 24, 2018.
Registration is open at digcitcommit.org/virtual-congress. Through the development and sharing of curated resources, the DigCitCommit campaign gives educators, online and through in-person events, a set of competencies that teaches youth to be safe online as well as instill in them a strong sense of digital literacy, civility, community and engagement that fosters good in the world.
The five DigCitCommit competencies – inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, alert – are designed to focus less on a list of don'ts and more on a proactive approach of do's that challenge students to stay safe, solve problems and become a force of positivity.
Members of the media interested in attending the event in person must have a pre-approved media pass. For more information, please contact the ISTE communications office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation. Our worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning.
ISTE sets a bold vision for education transformation through the ISTE Standards, a framework for students, educators, administrators, coaches and computer science educators to rethink education and create innovative learning environments. ISTE hosts the annual ISTE Conference & Expo, one of the world’s most influential edtech events. The organization’s professional learning offerings include online courses, professional networks, year-round academies, peer-reviewed journals and other publications. ISTE is also the leading publisher of books focused on technology in education. For more information or to become an ISTE member, visit iste.org. Subscribe to ISTE’s YouTube channel and connect with ISTE on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
DigCitCommit is a coalition of like-minded organizations committed to redefining digital citizenship and wellbeing. Coalition members include: ISTE, HundrED, Team4Tech, Facebook Education, Common Sense Education, Digital Citizenship Institute, KidCitizen, Wiki Education, KQED, Generation Citizen, Google, Media Education Lab, National Writing Project, EVERFI, National Constitution Center, The National Institute for Civil Discourse, and Newsela.