Thursday, June 21, 2012

Free Digital Literacy Course -- Webinars

Last month, the K-12 High Speed Network released a basic online course on Digital Literacy. This course is available at no cost to all K-12 schools and districts in California through the CaliQity Learning Management System. We are hopeful that this endeavor will help schools around the State meet the forthcoming CIPA requirements and provide essential information to students.

We have scheduled three additional webinars tailored to the Digital Literacy Course available in CaliQity:

·         July 11 at 9:30 am. Register at:

·         July 18 at 3:30 pm. Register at:

·         July 25 at 9:30 am. Register at:

The Digital Literacy course, which will evolve as laws and conditions change, was created and written specifically to the California state content standards for digital literacy and cybersafety. It has been vetted through the California School Library Association Curriculum Committee and reviewed by Penny Glover of the law firm Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.

The course is built on a scaffolded model which begins at the Kinder level. It then proceeds through grade 6, before going on to the Middle School then High School levels.

The course provides simple information and assessments that are appropriate to the current grade level of a student.

The course is adaptive and users can supplement existing information with additional links, videos, etc., to bring it to the media-rich status they desire. Users can also adjust the assessments – especially if they are adding new questions. Users should understand that removing currently assessed facts or data points may cause the course to no longer meet the requirements of CIPA.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time at: or (760) 312-6512.

Thank you,


Magali Meza

Outreach Specialist

California K-12 High Speed Network
Imperial County Office of Education
Tel: (760) 312-6512


  1. I have signed up for the July 11, 2012 webinar. If you have time please join me.

  2. Thanks, Phil. This is a great resource, I also signed up.