Embedding Digital Citizenship into a Comprehensive School System

Dr. Mike RibbleDr. Mike Ribble  has been researching, advocating, and supporting digital citizenship in schools for many years. He Co-authored a book titled Digital Citizenship in Schools with Jason Ohler. In this two-part episode, Dr. Ribble shares the work he has been immersed in all over the country. You will hear about research-based strategies to promote digital citizenship and how some schools are approaching this relevant topic in relation to curriculum, Common Core, and implementation of devices as schools move towards a 1:1 environment.  Part 1 focuses on the elements of digital citizenship and their integration into curricula. Part 2 highlights some promising practices that support all stakeholders of a school environment.

Resources to Follow-Up:

Universal Design for Learning

Stephen Vaughn
Stephen Vaughn

Stephen Vaughn is Area Director at San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and a long time TICAL cadre member.  In this episode Steve shares his passion for Universal Design for Learning concepts and his “cautious optimism” for the future of public education in California.


The TICAL Connection To follow up , Steve recommends these resources in the TICAL database.


On the Cusp of a New Convergence

David Reilly
David Reilly, assistant superintendent,
Sequoia Union High School District

Technology has long promised to usher in a new era of improved learning.  While so far that new era has been an elusive one, perhaps we’re about to get a grip on it.

In this episode, David Reilly describes a new convergence he already sees unfolding his his district.  The key ingredients?  New technology, common core standards, implicit curriculum, and a new, “trans-modern” pedagogy that puts the student center stage and casts the rest of us in supporting roles.

The TICAL Connection: Follow up with these related resources in the TICAL database.