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Social Media and Digital Citizenship in Education - #GMW22502

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

Participants in this course will examine how social media is an integral part of the school community.  The positive and negative impact of social media on the school community will be discussed and explored.  Participants will learn strategies to navigate social media concerns and issues.  The course will help educators learn about norms in digital citizenship and how to plan and integrate social media tools in their classroom and school community.  Social media frameworks for projects, lesson plans, and school functions will be reviewed.  Participants will leave the course with social media tools to engage their students in new learning mediums and improve the classroom and school community environment. 

Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine seminal and current research in the area of best practice instruction (NBPTS 3,4)
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for social media in today’s classroom and school community (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  3. To analyze current instructional practices of social media use to better support student learning (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  4. To explore possible applications of social media instruction in the classroom (NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  5. To synthesize best practice research and classroom applications (NBPTS 2,3,4)


By Kim Dyer
Reviewed 2 years ago
Instructor is amazing

By Aaron Press
Reviewed 1 year ago
Very well organized and comments given in timely manner by instructor.

By Katherine Carson
Reviewed 7 months ago
Great course, easy to follow modules, manageable workload for working teacher

By Robert Lehmann
Reviewed 7 months ago
Paul was outstanding!

By Jessica Lee
Reviewed 5 months ago
I liked how the course made me rethink the way I see the role of social media in the classroom.

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01/17/22 - 02/13/22
Jan 17 – Feb 13, 2022

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