Digital Citizenship Lesson Plan Created by Preservice Teachers

Each semester, preservice teachers in my Computers in Education course create both digital citizenship (below) and computational thinking lessons.  These lessons are centered around the ISTE standards, as well as content area standards, so that our preservice teachers can gain a better understanding of how these topics integrate with their future subject areas.  After completing the lesson plan, students create a video showcasing how the lesson would be implemented in their future classrooms.

Additionally, every preservice teacher delivers either their digital citizenship or computational thinking lesson plan to local elementary and/or middle school students.  This field experience gives our preservice teachers the opportunity to begin teaching at an early stage in our program, plus it gives local students the chance to learn more about digital citizenship and computational thinking.  

At the end of this process, students add their lesson plan to their ePortfolio that they create during the course.  This ePortfolios showcases all the work they have done to meet the ISTE standards for educators.  Students in our Computer Educator Licensure (CEL) program, go on to build ePortfolios that showcase their work in alignment with all ISTE standards, including the standards for administrators, coaches, and computer educators. 

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