McKees Rocks, PA – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Montour School District as a Common Sense Education Showcase District Partner.
The Showcase District Program is a partnership offering between Common Sense Education and the Montour School District. Montour benefits from enhanced professional services from Common Sense Education in support of Montour’s education technology needs, including digital citizenship.
“We are thrilled to gain timely and on-going feedback from educators on our professional development services and educational resources. Additionally, we are excited to share the positive stories and case studies for how Montour’s educators are helping students, teachers, and families,” said Jeff Mao, Senior Director, Common Sense Education.
Montour School District has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.
"We're excited to be recognized as a Common Sense Education Showcase District," said Justin Aglio, Director of Innovation, Montour School District. "By preparing students to become better Digital Citizens, we are honoring our commitment as a district of Putting Children First, Developing a Growth Mindset and Promoting a Learning Culture."
About Common Sense Education:
Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. Our educational ratings and reviews platform helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning. Common Sense Education works with more than 340,000 teacher members in over 110,000 schools to help ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive in the 21st century.
Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. To see all of Common Sense's education resources, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.