Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, WPS launched a three-year goal to become a Common Sense Certified District. We put a great deal of value into educating the next generation on the proper use of technology and online resources, and we feel that the Common Sense platform provides an extensive array of easy-to-use and well-structured digital tools and resources for students, staff, and families to help us provide this education.
Year One: Our focus will be on providing the necessary and appropriate professional development and training to ALL WPS educators to ensure that they are trained on the Common Sense platform. Our goal for Year One is for 100% of our educators to complete the Common Sense Educator training. This process will be facilitated by school administration and their Instructional Technology Resource Teachers.
Year Two: We will transition our focus to student education and teachers integrating digital citizenship learning into their daily lessons. Common Sense offers an array of material, appropriately suited for each age level and available for use online. Our goal for Year Two is for 100% of our students to complete the necessary education as defined by Common Sense for their grade level.
Year Three: We will moving from implementing to sustaining, and by the end of Year Three our goal is to submit for district certification to Common Sense Education to become a certified district.