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Digital Empowerment is a Course

Digital Empowerment



Full course description

Course Date:

Jan. 28


Six Modules


2-3 Hours per Module



Course Type:



Certificate Upon Completion


In this course participants will learn the four indicators of the ISTE standard on Digital Citizenship: promoting positive interactions, understanding the influence of digital literacy and media fluency, protecting intellectual rights and property, and safeguarding personal data/privacy. Participants will be learning about the 'new' digital citizenship and how to guide and empower students in the digital world. You will be examining articles, videos, lesson plans, and other resources to help you curate and create your own engaging activities and resources to empower students and help them become effective digital citizens. At the conclusion of this course you will be curating two resources and creating one collaborative activity for each indicator that you can use with your students.

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
These courses are open entry/exit with no enrollment cap. All coursework and assignments can be completed at the participants own pace. There is very limited instructor interaction. 

Due to the large number of participants in these courses grading is done on a monthly rotation, usually on the first Monday of each month. Please understand these expectations before registering for this course.



At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Determine how to use the new ISTE Citizen Standards to teach Digital Citizenship
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online while building relationships and community.
  • Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
  • Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.
  • Model and promote the management of personal data, digital identity and protect student data privacy
  • Create a Hyperdoc of mini-Digital Citizenship lessons that they can use in their practice.

Target Audience: Everyone Welcome

Course is offered by Utah Education Network.

Course Instructor

Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Sr. Technical Trainer, UEN

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Jared Covili specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google tools, geospatial learning, social media, and digital devices. Jared's background is in secondary education where he was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. Jared received his Bachelors degree in English and his Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.

Besides his work at UEN, Jared is also an adjunct faculty member of the College of Education at the University of Utah, where he teaches technology integration classes to undergraduate students. Jared served as the president of Utah Coalition for Educational Technology for 2011-2012 and currently serves on the UCET board, moderating #UTedChat and organizing Edcamp Utah. Jared is the author of Going Google and Classroom in the Cloud.

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