October 27, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) Members of Madison Consolidated High School’s Digital Leadership Team described their innovative program on digital citizenship for fellow students during the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) 2014 Leadership Summit, “Leading and Learning in the Digital Age.” Each year SETDA honors an outstanding K-12 school or district that has leveraged technology to dramatically improve education and asks those students to speak to their experiences. Winners receive the Elsie Brumback Scholarship, which allows them to bring a team of students and educators to attend the annual SETDA Leadership Summit and tour Washington DC.
Madison’s Digital Leadership program provides the opportunity for students to create and teach digital citizenship content for other students and teachers. In addition, the team also organized and hosted the first student digital leadership conference in Indiana.
“Indiana is committed to transforming teaching and learning in the digital age and we are honored that our own Madison Consolidated Schools has been selected to represent that work. Madison’s Digital Leadership Program is a model for other schools across our state, and Madison’s student leaders have set a high bar for living, learning and leading in the digital age,” stated Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education and SETDA Board Member.
“SETDA is pleased not only to learn about such innovative, student driven initiatives, but also to provide the opportunity for all of our members from across the country to learn from these students,” said Douglas Levin, Executive Director, SETDA.
Jennifer Watson, Co-teacher of Madison’s program said, “Having the opportunity to be a part of The Digital Leadership class has been an amazing journey. This class is so powerful because the students are creating digital citizenship content and teaching the content to their peers and teachers.”
“It is an honor both to represent our school system and to show everyone what we as students can do.” declared Conner Richmond, Madison Consolidated High School student. “This is a fantastic opportunity and we hope that various national education leaders can take away ideas to use for their own success stories.”
Founded in 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. Our mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit: setda.org.
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