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:

Summer 2021 Session: July 12 - September 5
Enrollment period:  Now through July 12* 



Fall 2021 Session: October 4 - December 5
Enrollment period:  Now through October 4* 


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: Lauren Villaluz
Instructor: Lauren Villaluz

Lauren Villaluz is a K-12 educator, currently serving as a Technology Integration Specialist supporting educators, leaders and students in multiple districts in designing and implementing meaningful technology integrated learning. She holds a master’s degree in educational technology, is a Google Certified Trainer, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and enjoys sharing her learning with others at local and national conferences. Lauren currently serves on the ISTE Digital Citizenship PLN Leadership team and was the 2018-2019 co-leader. She strives to support, challenge and inspire others to innovate and collaborate for positive change especially in fueling action around empowering digital citizenship education.