Washington students and their teachers will get help navigating their way through the rising seas of online information, thanks to a new state law signed Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
The law, which takes effect July 23, builds on legislation approved last year. It will:
▪ Require development of a model policy to better support digital citizenship, media literacy and internet safety in schools. The policy must include a balance of sources and perspectives.
▪ Commission a statewide survey of teacher-librarians, principals and school technology directors to understand how they are currently integrating digital citizenship and media literacy education into their curriculum.
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▪ Create a website with links to successful practices already used in some schools, along with curriculum and other resources for teachers.