November 2013

Digital Citizenship at School and at Home

by Randy Ziegenfuss on November 29, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-11-29 at 5.10.45 PMThe success of our children in any educational endeavor is dependent upon the effective collaboration between parents and educators. In the age of the internet and high levels of connectivity and access to digital content, the collaborative development of digital citizenship in our children is more important than ever! Earlier this school year, Salisbury parents had the opportunity to learn strategies for at-home management of the laptop computers students in grades 6-12 use. Mrs. Lynn Fuini-Hetten and I met with a group of parents using the book 1 to 1 at Home  as a starting point for our conversation. (You can download the Study Guide online.)

Parents continue to inquire and seek guidance in the areas of digital citizenship, online safety, online privacy and digital footprint and want to know how they can best help their children develop in these areas. Recently, APlatformForGood.ORG published a series of Digital Citizenship Flashcards that are the perfect resource for parents to engage children in conversations about many areas of digital citizenship. Here’s how the site describes this new resource: “To help them make the grade, download these flashcards to help them boost their online know-how. From safety and privacy to literacy and online responsibility, these cards cover digital citizenship basics and have conversation  starters to get you and your child thinking and talking.”

If you download the flashcards and use them as a resource, let us know what you think in the comment section below!



Leader in Me – Positive Habits in Our Elementary Schools

by Randy Ziegenfuss on November 23, 2013

Leader-In-Me-Book-LogoWe are currently in the second year of implementation of the Leader in Me program at our elementary schools. The transformational program relies on the leadership principles outlined in the books “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids.”

On Tuesday, November 19,  leaders from St. Luke’s University Health Network, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and the Douglass Group visited Salisbury as part of a larger effort to support Leader in Me across many Lehigh Valley schools.

Lehigh Valley Live and WFMZ covered this story. Visit these links to read more about the media event.

Salisbury Township School District thanks St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Al Douglass of the Douglass Group for their generous support of Leader in Me in our district!


What does leadership mean to you?

November 11, 2013

In Salisbury, our elementary schools have embraced the Leader in Me program. Leader in Me is a transformational approach based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me approach equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century economy. Fifth graders in Mrs. Helfrich’s class learned […]

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