Rethinking Digital Citizenship

Summer Academy


In this thoughtful and interactive session, we will explore broader ways of thinking about digital citizenship that include social engagement, empowerment, critical thinking, social-emotional literacy, and social justice. Thinking of digital citizenship through this framework requires that we put young people at the center of our conversation, policy, and practice while we, as educators and administrators, reflect on what support we need to learn the digital citizenship skills we want to teach.

Participants will dialogue about the barriers and possibilities of centering young people's voice, thinking, and experiences in their own digital citizenship practices, policies, and programs. We will delve into the various dimensions of digital citizenship and will explore useful digital citizenship resources. Participants will leave with tools for implementing what they learn.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Principals and Assistant Principals, Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents, Special Educators, Specialists (Technology, Library Media); PreK - 12.


Certificate of Attendance, 6 hours.


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Safire DeJong

    Safire DeJong, Ed.D. works in the Professional Development department at the Collaborative for Education Services (CES). Safire leads social justice focused consulting and professional development for PK-12 schools with an array of talented and experienced co-facilitators and consultants.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.