As part of their 9th Grade Wellness curriculum this semester, all MBS freshmen have been getting lessons in digital citizenship, digital literacy, and information literacy in a series of workshops taught by Deanna Whelan, Technology Coordinator for the Center for Innovation & Design (CID), and Erinn Salge, Director of Anderson Library.
Navigating information and being able to use technology effectively is critical for our students’ success in college and beyond according to MBS Director of Technology Caitlin Skobo-Trought. “Our students live in a fully digital world and I want them to leave MBS being able to navigate that world in a safe and intelligent manner,” said Ms. Skobo-Trought, who administered a basic computer skills assessment to help pinpoint the students’ needs in regards to their use of technology.
In addition to helping students build the tech fundamentals they need to succeed academically, the initiative is educating students on bigger-picture competencies that are part of digital literacy. They are exploring topics including bias and misinformation, copyright, and privacy risks.