Digital Citizenship Summit
Nigeria
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AND THE CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE November 19, 2020 TIME: 1.00 – 4.00 pm WAT (Nigerian Time)
7.00 -- 10.00 am EST (US Time)

EVENT OVERVIEW

With the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the world and forcing everyone to work or learn remotely, there has been a strong call to integrate technology in the classroom making it paramount for students to understand and examine the consequences of their online activities. This growing call for schools to integrate technology into classrooms, and educators to adopt it, has made more people to be connected online than at any time in human history. So, this presents a great opportunity to promote ideas around the subject of digital citizenship.

Digital Citizenship helps teachers, technology leaders, parents, and society to understand what students, children, and technology users generally should know to use technology correctly.

As the Covid-19 pandemic compels Nigerian schools to move to remote/e-learning, educators are also adopting productive classroom technology applications, bringing their curriculum up to speed, and making learning real to their students while nurturing them to be good users of technology.

In the effort to help our educators raise awesome digital citizens, the Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria in collaboration with Digital Citizenship Institute and Belouga (both of the United States) are bringing together the most dynamic and innovative education leaders and technology professionals from around the world to examine the subject: Digital Citizenship and the Classroom of the Future.

SUMMIT OBJECTIVES
  • Raise awareness of Digital Citizenship across Nigeria so that youths can have confident and positive engagement with digital technology.
  • Underline the importance of right digital devices and digital content in schools
  • Advance pervasive digital access in the classrooms
  • Empower educators and parents with the skills and knowledge to become positive and smart influencers of digital technologies.
  • Ensure that digital citizenship becomes a mandatory feature of elementary to secondary education across the Nigerian school system.
  • Create a strategy to navigate the future of learning

Vision

Nigerian youths exploring the digital world safely, responsibly and smartly

Mission

Empower young Nigerians with the skills and knowledge to become positive and smart users of digital technologies.

Objectives

  1. Raise awareness of Digital Citizenship across Nigeria so that the youths can have confidence and positive engagement with digital technology.
  2. Achieve pervasive digital access in the classrooms as well as equitable access to digital devices for every learner.
  3. Ensure that digital citizenship become a mandatory feature of elementary to secondary education across the Nigerian school system

Why Attend the Digital Citizenship Summit

Our young people need Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy education to fully participate in today’s digital economy and culture. Stakeholders such as education administrators, parents, teachers, students, citizens and governments at all levels need to work together to educate them about the ramifications of the responsible use of the internet as well as its intrinsic dangers. We all have a responsibility to provide a workable system of digital education that will safeguard and enrich their experience.
So we need every voice to speak on how our young people can use technology and navigate social media safely, responsibly and smartly. And we expect every stakeholder to have a role in disseminating and localizing the idea of digital citizenship in order to fit into the cultural context of our country.

What exactly is Digital Citizenship?

Digital Citizenship is a concept that helps teachers, technology leaders, and parents to understand what students, children, and technology users should know to use technology responsibly.

It is more or less a preventive measure that helps tip the scales towards positive online interactions and brings Digital about appropriate, responsible behavior with technology.

Mike Ribble, widely acknowledged as the father of digital citizenship defined digital citizenship as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. He explains further:

When I wrote my first book, Digital Citizenship in Schools, with Gerald Bailey, we considered where this might lead on a bigger scale. The idea was to create a framework of defining elements that provide a structure for digital citizenship education on which everything else could hang. As a result, we identified nine key elements that help define how to best use technology in every school, home, and community. They’re organized into three primary categories:

Who We Are

Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria (DigCitSummitNG) is part of the emerging global communities of Digital Citizenship Summit organizations that is coordinated by The Digital Citizenship Institute. Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria like The Digital Citizenship Institute is committed to promoting social good through the appropriate, responsible use of social media and technology. We are a diverse group of connected digital enthusiasts who think differently and believe in amplifying the positive and practical applications of learning in the digital age. We partner with authorities at local, state and federal levels, schools, parents and organizations to provide a community approach to digital citizenship.

SUMMIT TOPICS

  • What exactly is Digital Citizenship
  • How technology is improving Digital Citizenship
  • The Evolution of the Nigerian classroom
  • broadband access in the classroom
  • Why every classroom should teach Digital Citizenship
  • Global Strategy for the Digital Citizenship movement in the post-Covid era
  • The future of learning
  • Call to action, call to commit

Digital Citizenship and the Classroom of the Future

With the Covid-19 pandemic ravishing the world and forcing everyone to work or learn remotely, there has been a strong call to integrate technology in the classroom making it paramount for students to understand and examine the consequences of their online activities. This growing call for schools to integrate technology into classrooms, and educators to adopt it, has made more people to be connected online than at any time in human history. So, this presents a great opportunity to promote ideas around the subject of digital citizenship.

Digital Citizenship helps teachers, technology leaders, parents, and society to understand what students, children, and technology users generally should know to use technology correctly.

As the Covid-19 pandemic compels Nigerian schools to move to remote/e-learning, educators are also adopting productive classroom technology applications, bringing their curriculum up to speed, and making learning real to their students while nurturing them to be good users of technology.

In the effort to help our educators raise awesome digital citizens, the Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria in collaboration with Digital Citizenship Institute and Belouga (both of the United States) are bringing together the most dynamic and innovative education leaders and technology professionals from around the world to examine the subject: Digital Citizenship and the Classroom of the Future.

WHEN
Thursday 19th November 2020
WHERE?
Virtual via Zoom
TIME
1.00 – 4.00 P.M Nigerian Time
7.00 -- 10.00 A.M Eastern Time
FOR WHOM?
  • Educators and students at all levels of education
  • Administrators (Principals and Head Teachers)
  • Government at local, state, and federal levels
  • Parents
  • Business & Religious Leaders
  • Media Specialists
  • Education Technology Companies and Organizations

ADMISSION

The event is free, but participants must register
Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran

Founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute

Confidence Osein

Host

UWAYE SOETAN

Founder of Fantasia Education Partners

EVIN SCHWARTZ

Founder, Belouga

Charity Babatunde

Founder, Rave Et AL

Kunmi Jeph Olowu

Head of Engagements @KidswithoutABox

Brad Waid

Futurist & Emerging Technology leader

Osasiuwa Monyei

Lawyer, Mediator, and eSafety Consultant

Cynthia Merrill

Consultant, Director at DCI

Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang

Founder, Classroom Without Walls

Franca Sulemyong

Founder, Positive Youths Africa (PYA)

Kemi Olurinola

Professor & Founder, Exquitec Educational Technology

Eugenia Tamez

Founder, EduKtech

Sesan Gbenga

Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative

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Twitter: @digcitsummitng

Website: www.digcitsummitng.com

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