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Digital Citizenship and Jewish Values

Course Developed by: Lisa Micley
The Virtual High School

What are the best ways for today's students to navigate this brave new digital world? And what might the wisdom of Jewish sages and Jewish texts teach modern day Jewish day school students about ethical and safe online behavior? This course will help students consider what it means to be a good digital citizen, and to explore the intersection between modern technology, Jewish texts and Jewish values. Understanding ethical and safety-related concerns of the Internet, making good choices online, and being responsible digital citizens are crucial skills and behaviors that need to be taught to — and practiced by — today's students. Each week will include an interactive discussion linking the theme and issues from the week's lessons to a Jewish text. Digital Citizenship and Jewish Values is a good choice for students new to online learning. This introductory course is a great way to begin your OJSC program of study.


Ms. Micley, Program Director of the Online Judaic Studies Consortium (OJSC), is involved in the design, development and delivery of our unique catalog of online Judaic Studies courses, as well as the recruitment of participating schools and teachers. Previous positions include serving as North American School Liaison for TaL AM, Director of Education for the BabagaNewz magazine, and mentoring teachers at the Prozdor of Hebrew College. Ms. Micley served on the faculty of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston for twenty eight years. She earned undergraduate degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University before pursuing graduate study at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.