Cyber Civics™ is an easy-to-teach in-classroom program that meets a growing need to prepare students to be ethical, safe and wise digital citizens. There are three levels appropriate for middle school:
Lessons are delivered to schools on an easy-to-use online portal so we can keep the curriculum updated (see image).
CYBER CIVICS CURRICULUM
What does Cyber Civics include? When your school or organization subscribes to Cyber Civics, you receive a private link that gives you access to an easy-to-use online portal full of in-classroom lessons, videos, resources, plus support. Any teacher at your school can open a private account. Downloading and teaching these lessons a breeze! Every level has enough :50 minute-long lessons/activities to last you an entire school year (if taught weekly).
How much do I have to know about technology to teach Cyber Civics? Not much. Remember, the most important digital literacy skills are social and behavioral skills. These lessons can be taught entirely without tech by anyone who is smarter than a 5th grader. Your wisdom is what kids need most.
What does it cost? Initial subscription fee for each level of the program depends upon the size of your school. There is a very low annual renewal fee for each level; this enables us to refresh the lessons (in real time), add new materials, and provide on-going engagement and support. Scholarships available for schools that cannot afford these costs.
Downloadable, easy-to-teach, in-classroom lessons.
Support materials and videos.
Send-home letters for parents with suggested at-home activities that align with each lesson.
Monthly newsletter that keep teachers engaged and informed.
Professional development support (including a "screen-share" tutorials for teachers).
Plus, we are always available for telephone support.
What if we don't have the time or resources to teach the full year program of weekly lessons?
Some schools select the units that work best for them and teach the lessons when they can (we can help you with this). Plus, there's Cyber Civics Mini for schools pressed for time.
What about parents? We're glad you asked! Cyber Civics includes ready-to-send-home letters with activities that families can do at home. Every activity aligns with a lesson taught in the classroom. We also encourage you to invite parents and teachers to visit Cyberwise (a.k.a., No Grownup Left Behind) where we offer FREE resources and information on how to support children in their digital lives. We also hope you will read "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationships with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership) and encourage parents and teachers to download and use the free discussion guide that accompanies the book.
Do you visit schools? Yes! We often visit schools to deliver engaging parent presentations and to give teacher workshops. Learn more here.
Cyber Civics for Home School Families.
We offer a special rate for home school families, contact us to find out more: