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Cyber Civics: A Project Tomorrow "Innovation in Education" Award Finalist

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We are pleased and honored to learn that our Digital Media Literacy program, which we call Cyber Civics™, is one of ten finalists for Project Tomorrow's Innovation in Education Awards.

Project Tomorrow, the nation’s leading nonprofit group focused on science, math and technology education, and the OC Tech Alliance have been recognizing outstanding education programs, educators and students for their innovative uses of science, math and technology with this award since 2006.

Cyber Civics™, now in its fifth year at Journey School in Aliso Viejo, CA, is a middle school digital media literacy program developed and taught by CyberWise Co-Founder Diana Graber. This weekly, hour-long class, which is taught to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, has delivered outcomes that have far surpassed expectations:

  • Poor behavior on digital devices has all but been eliminated.

  • The school's API has risen significantly and steadily (largest point gain in the district) even while allocating one hour per week to these middle school classes.

These classes emphasize critical and ethical thinking skills, while students engage in hands-on activities, role-play, and discussion. The goal is to prepare young people to be empowered, resilient, and competent digital citizens.

For more information, contact us, or visit this link to get the curriculum for Year 1.

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