Lake Champlain Waldorf School is in the news for their innovative Cyber Civics curriculum -- a three year program starting in Grade 6 that helps students learn to be responsible, ethical and safe in digital spaces.
The theme of the research-based, award winning curriculum, created by CyberWise.org, is digital citizenship, and it is specifically designed to meet the needs of middle school students on their journey towards a healthy relationship with technology.
Sixth graders learn, without the aid of digital devices, “digital citizenship” -- the norms of appropriate, responsible and compassionate behavior with regard to technology use.
Seventh and eighth graders do begin their work with computers focusing learning on:
- Information literacy, such as search mechanics, validity of study resources, and evaluating search results;
- Digital dieting to better maintain healthy in person interactions and relationships;
- Personal information collection and privacy standards online and the impact these realities have on their future selves;
- Understanding technology as a tool for creating versus consuming.
- Middle School
- Waldorf Education