Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Williamsburg Christian Academy as a Common Sense School.
Williamsburg Christian Academy has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying. The recognition acknowledges our schools’ commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship.
“We applaud the faculty and staff of Williamsburg Christian Academy for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Liz Kline, VP, Education Programs, Common Sense Education. “Williamsburg Christian Academy deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”
Williamsburg Christian Academy has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with researchers from Project Zero, led by Howard Gardner at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, media balance, managing online relationships, and media literacy. The free K-12 curriculum is used in classrooms across all 50 states, in more than 50,000 schools, by more than half a million educators.
“We’re honored to be recognized as a Common Sense School,” said Michelle Flanagan, Lower School Principal at WCA. “By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning.”
For more information about Williamsburg Christian Academy, go to https://williamsburgchristian.org. To learn more about the criteria Williamsburg Christian Academy met to become recognized as a Common Sense School, visit https://www.commonsense.org/education/recognition-schools.