Welcome to Digital Literacy


In alignment to Board Rule R277-700-5, part of being digitally literate is more than just exposure to technology. Digital literacy plays a vital role in defining a student’s ability to succeed both in school and throughout their lives. Students who are digitally literate develop important life skills that lead to a deeper understanding of the digital world and curate content in a way that is useful and relatable.

Students who develop digital literacy skills improve the quality of their schoolwork by being able to access the World Wide Web for online resources include lecture videos, library databases, and teacher-student communication.

The Digital Literacy course that is taught in Grades 7 or 8, encompasses 21st-century skills related to the effective and appropriate use of technology.


Digital Literacy Methods Workshops 

Fall Workshop
August 3-17, 2023
Eventbrite Online Registration (Registration closes Monday, July 13 at 5 p.m.)

  • Virtual Meeting, August 3 from 8 a.m.-Noon
  • Self-paced Canvas Course, August 3-16 
  • Virtual Meeting, August 17 from 4-8 p.m.
  • Must attend both virtual meetings and complete requirement assignments by due date in order to receive credit for the workshop.

Summer Workshop
June 21-28, 2024
Eventbrite Online Registration (Registration closes Monday, June 17 at 5 p.m.)

  • Virtual Meeting, June 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Self-paced Canvas Course, June 21-27 
  • Virtual Meeting, June 28 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Must attend both virtual meetings and complete requirement assignments by due date in order to receive credit for the workshop.

Course Information

Strands and Standards
Grade Level: 7 or 8
Core Code
This course allows students to develop basic computing fundamentals, improve digital communications, identify the importance of protecting individual data, apply key applications, and maintain positive digital wellness. Students will have opportunities to use digital devices to apply skills to accomplish tasks more efficiently using creativity, critical thinking, productivity, and collaboration in the classroom and day-to-day life. Students will use this foundational knowledge as a connection to future educational pathways. 

Educator Endorsements

The endorsements listed below are available to assist teachers in becoming qualified to teach Digital Literacy. These endorsements can only be given to teachers with an Elementary and/or Secondary Associate Level License or Elementary and/or Secondary Professional Level License.

Applications powered by Adobe Sign.

Racheal Routt, Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7946 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail

Business and Marketing Basic

Business and Marketing L1 Info Management

Business and Marketing L2 Info Management

Ashely Higgs, Specialist 
Phone: (801) 538-7594 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail

College and Career Awareness/Digital Literacy

Kristina Yamada, Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-784 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail

Cybersecurity(External Web Content)

Information Technology Systems

Intro to Computer Science

Programming and Software Development

Web Development


A listserv is an automatic mailing service. As a member of a list, you will receive copies of all the mail that is sent to the group. Lists are to be used to share information and ideas, ask for help or clarification on topics, etc. Subscribe to be part of our Utah Education Network (UEN) mailing list.

Digital Literacy List
The Digital Literacy mailing list is for teachers teaching Utah's Digital Literacy course. Information regarding curriculum updates, workshops, school plans, teaching strategies, etc. will be shared.

Contact Us

Ashely Higgs
Phone: (801) 538-7594 | E-mail