Digital Leadership Course Proposal

Natalie Priester, San Pasqual Academy
Juvenile Court & Community Schools San Diego County Office of Education

Proposal Overview


The students of San Pasqual Academy (SPA) currently have one-to-one access Chromebooks in their classrooms, regularly use Google Apps for Education (GAFE), and have begun to complete digital citizenship lessons during advisory period.  In the 2015-2016 school year, the students will be assigned individual Chromebooks for use in classrooms and residential living areas.  During the first two weeks of school, they will complete lessons to earn a digital literacy badge.  They will participate in digital citizenship lessons from Common Sense Media during advisory classes throughout the school year.    

Digital Literacy

Digital Citizenship

Haiku Learning Management System

Google Drive


Google Search


Web 2.0 Tools

Labels and Bookmarks

Privacy and Security

Digital Footprint and Reputation

Self-Image and Identity

Creative Credit and Copyright

Relationships and Communication

Information Literacy

Cyberbullying and Internet Safety

Chromebooks will be assigned to each student to use in school and in residential areas after school.


In an effort to create a team of student technology leaders to model and guide their peers through this new technology, a class titled Digital Leadership is proposed.  In this class, students will:

These students will share their learning through individual blogs and a class website.  They will also earn community service hours by providing support during classes and after school.


Before this class begins, approval is needed from the SPA principal and an appropriate course title and description will need to be identified.  In order to provide enough time to create course content, it is recommended that the course pilot during the second trimester of the 2015-2016 school year.  

Natalie Priester who is already the SPA Digital Citizenship Implementation Site Lead will write the curriculum and build the Haiku course.  She will meet with SDCOE Technology Integration Specialist of Online and Blended Learning Craig Leach and JCCS Technology Resource Teacher and Google Certified Innovator Jeffrey Heil.  Additionally, in order to access the most current digital literacy content in alignment with GAFE, she will complete Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 Training.  



Students will apply their understanding digital citizenship by creating and publishing projects that solve real world dilemmas.  They will positive online behavior and encourage their peers to do the same.  Additionally, they will provide digital literacy technical support as community service.


Students will form a collective group of learners focused on increasing their understanding of how technology can support learning.  They will share their learning and support one another as they work to complete individual and group projects.

Expert Learners

Students will learn advanced technology skills.  Upon providing evidence of mastery in digital literacy, with an emphasis on GAFE, they will earn advanced certificates. Their names will be shared on campus.  

Laws, Policies, and Goals

National Law

Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act Amendment

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Children’s Internet Protection Act and E-Rate Program


State Law

California Assembly Bill 307, The Chavez Bill 


Local District Policies and Goals

SDCOE JCCS Acceptable Use Policy 


SDCOE Strategic Plan


SDCOE Local Control and Accountability Plan Goal 3. Action C


JCCS Mission Statement


Anticipated Outcomes




Proposed Budget


Curriculum Development

Forty hours at non-classroom assignment rate of $40.80 per hour for a total of $1,632 (A of E Negotiated Contract)

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Google Certifications

Exam fees of $10 for Google Certified Educator Level 1 Fundamentals Training and $25 for Google Certified Educator Level 2 Advanced Training for a total of $35 (The 411 on Google's New Educator Certifications)

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Funding Source

San Diego County Office of Education LCAP Goal 3. Action C. (SDCOE LCAP)

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Proposal Presentation

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