UW-Green Bay Education Outreach course to focus on digital safety, responsibility

The registration deadline has been extended to June 30 for a UW-Green Bay digital safety and responsibility course designed to offer valuable information for educators, parents and community members.

UW-Green Bay Education Outreach is offering credit and noncredit options for “Digital Safety and Responsibility in the 21st Century Classroom,” an online course that will be offered July 23 through Aug. 19. Educators can earn one graduate credit for completion of the course, or select a noncredit option ideal for educators, parents and community members who work with children. Participants must have high-speed computer and Internet access throughout the duration of the course.

“Digital Safety and Responsibility in the 21st Century Classroom” will help participants build an understanding of safety issues posed by today’s technology, utilizing readings, discussions, collaborative forums and small projects to explore a variety of topics. Participants will build awareness of the need to educate students on digital ethics, cyberbullying, data privacy and reputation protection, analyzing a variety of social issues related to technology and social media platforms. Participants also will share and explore various instructional strategies for bringing awareness of Internet safety into the classroom, building a toolbox of ideas that credit-earning students can take with them.

The digital safety and responsibility course will be taught by UW-Green Bay adjunct faculty member Heather Gollnow, Principal/CEO of Viridian IT solutions, a service-based IT consulting firm that works with small businesses, K-12 educators, nonprofits and more — all with an eco-friendly “green IT” focus. She is the chair of the School of Information Technology at ITT Technical Institute and owner of Aura Aviation Services, LLC, a company that provides pilot services and flight instruction. Gollnow also is a Certified Flight Instructor.

The cost for “Digital Safety and Responsibility in the 21st Century Classroom” is $406.23 for participants earning one graduate credit, and $150 for students who choose the noncredit option. Detailed course information, including registration details and a syllabus, is available online.

UW-Green Bay courses for educators align with Wisconsin standards for teacher and administrator development and licensure. Contact the Education Outreach Office with questions or for more information at (800) 621-2313 or (920) 465-2480.


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