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.
August 3-17, 2023
Eventbrite Online Registration (Registration closes Monday, July 13 at 5 p.m.)
June 21-28, 2024
Eventbrite Online Registration (Registration closes Monday, June 17 at 5 p.m.)
Strands and Standards
Grade Level: 7 or 8
Core Code 39.01.00.00.001
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.
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.
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Racheal Routt, Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7946 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail
Ashely Higgs, Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7594 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail
Kristina Yamada, Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-784 | Fax: (801) 538-7868 | E-mail
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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.
Phone: (801) 538-7594 | E-mail