Digital Citizenship in Action


Course Description:

Digital citizenship is about more than online safety. It’s about creating thoughtful, empathetic digital citizens who can wrestle with the important ethical questions at the intersection of technology and humanity.

In Digital Citizenship in Action, you’ll learn how to teach and model digcit so you can help students be responsible and active in online communities. The course starts with the basics and moves outward to guide you in exploring various sets of learning standards, identifying frameworks for digcit education, integrating digcit across content areas, and even sharing how students can connect online to participate in social justice and sustainability projects.

This is a 15-hour, self-paced course with ongoing instructor support.


Course Dates:

Spring 2022 Session: February 7 - April 3
Enrollment period: Now through February 7



Summer 2022 Session: July 11 - September 4
Enrollment period: Registration opens Oct. 5, 2021


Who It's For:

  • Teachers (K-12, any subject)
  • Tech Coaches / Tech Coordinators / Tech Specialists
  • Instructional Technology Coaches
  • Directors of Instructional Technology

Course Details:

  • Course Length: 15 hours
  • Cost: $186 / $249
  • Course Style: asynchronous with instructor




ISTE U courses are graduate-level credit eligible from Dominican University of California. Find out more about eligibility for graduate-level credit, fees and next steps for this course here




Instructor: Laurel Kirchhoff
Instructor: Laurel Kirchhoff

Laurel Aguilar-Kirchhoff is a veteran classroom educator that is currently serving as a Digital Learning Specialist working with educators, administrators, and students to successfully integrate educational technology into curriculum for lasting student learning outcomes. Her areas of expertise include digital citizenship, media literacy, blended learning, curriculum instruction and design, as well as educational technology and innovation in the classroom. Laurel holds a Master’s Degree in Education, is a Google Certified Trainer, Leading Edge Certified Online Blended Teacher, and is completing her work to become an ISTE Certified Educator. Laurel has served in the ISTE Digital Citizenship PLN Leadership team as the incoming 2020-21 co-leader and is looking forward to continuing this work as an ISTE Community Leader. Laurel seeks to educate, inspire and empower educators and students to create a culture of digital citizenship, no matter the learning environment.