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Digital Wellness - Are You Digi-Fit? Well Being, Citizenship, Etiquette, Safety

COLUMBUS, OHIO, FEBRUARY 4, 2020 – In conjunction with schools and districts across the state, WOSU Classroom is launching Digital Wellness, a rigorous curriculum to help ensure students can make safe, healthy and positive decisions in this technology-rich world. The program is being launched at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC) in February.

Ohio Educational Technology Conference
Tuesday, Feb. 11–Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Being successful in life and in a career requires each learner to find balance between their face-to-face life and their digital life. The WOSU Classroom Digital Wellness program consists of a playbook for principals and teachers on the attitudes, practices and ideas for creating a digital wellness culture in their schools.

The four core principles of digital wellness:

  • Well-Being | Balance is Best. I will maintain a balance between digital and face-to-face interactions in life.
  • Citizenship | Be the Best You. I will be responsible, ethical, honest, and literate in today’s digital world.
  • Etiquette | It’s Cool To Be Kind. I will choose to be positive with others online.
  • Safety | Be Aware. I will be safe online and protect private information.

Teachers at every grade level can easily implement the 20-minute lesson plans to ensure that students in primary, middle and high school have the tools, resources and skills to interact personally, socially and educationally in the real world and in digital spaces.

The WOSU Classroom Digital Wellness program helps build communities that educate and empower students to live a digitally balanced life. Educators are encouraged to take the digital wellness pledge and learn more at wosu.org/digitalwellness.

About WOSU Classroom
WOSU Classroom, a part of WOSU Public Media, offers a wide variety of in-person and online professional learning opportunities suitable for educators of all grade levels and subject areas. Courses are offered for educators wishing to extend their knowledge and experience with technology integration. Learn more at wosu.org/classroom.

About WOSU Public Media
A licensee of The Ohio State University, WOSU Public Media is a non-profit, community supported, noncommercial multimedia organization serving 31 counties in Ohio. An NPR and PBS affiliate, WOSU offers programming and services through two public radio stations (89.7 NPR News and Classical 101), a public TV station made up of four channels (WOSU TV, WOSU Plus, WOSU Ohio and WOSU Kids), a mobile app, and two websites (wosu.org and columbusneighborhoods.org).

From initiatives like Ready To Learn®, which provides workshops to childcare providers, teachers and parents, to American Graduate, which looks at workforce issues in Ohio, to offering venues for civil discourse, the mission of WOSU Public Media is to enrich lives through content and experiences that engage, inform, and inspire.

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