Congratulations to teachers who earned Common Sense Educator Certification

Common sense educator 2018-20 logoThirty-six teachers completed the first OSD cohort to earn Common Sense Educator certification by learning about and integrating elements of digital citizenship in their classrooms. The certification process includes readings and webinars, developing curriculum and other resources, and applying approaches in the classroom or family engagement events, followed by a written reflection on the process.

The objectives of the certification program include:

  1. Learn approaches to help students think critically and use technology responsibly
  2. Develop resources and teach lessons about digital citizenship
  3. Reflect on professional growth in the area of digital citizenship and media literacy

Common Sense Media is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a digital world and to supporting families and educators as they harness the power of media and technology to be a positive force in all kids’ lives. Common Sense Media provides a digital citizenship and media literacy curriculum that is widely used in schools, including the OSD library media programs and classrooms.

Congratulations 2018-19 Fall Cohort Common Sense Educators

Centennial Elementary School
Melissa Hayes
Heather Slater

Hansen Elementary School
Patty Arbuckle
Hana Spray
Luci Stafford

LP Brown Elementary School
Brooke Guthrie
Elizabeth Farrar
Laura Cummings

McKenny Elementary School
Valorie Paulsen
Mike Sjoboen
James Bremner
Greta Rieger
Nancy Hooper
Megan Anderson

Roosevelt Elementary School
Heather Randolph

Jefferson Middle School
Ann Marie Ratliff
Sarah Howe
Kristine Smith

Reeves Middle School
Jana Dean
Ross Phimister
Katie Quimby

Avanti High School
Nicole Winkley

Capital High School
Liz Shine
Aaron Street
Caroline Street
Allison McFadden

Olympia High School
Melissa Longnecker
Eric Jacobs
Carolyn Gilman
Christina Heikkila
Dawn Williams
Tania Albert
Jennifer Fabritius
Brenda Blancas
Ricky Gant

Olympia Regional Learning Academy
Anne Hankins