A Snapshot of CyberSmart! Adoptions in the K–12 Market
Below is a limited sampling of the many states and districts that have officially endorsed or adopted, and are currently using, CyberSmart! materials integrated into their curricula—as evidenced by public documentation on their websites. There are many times more districts that have adopted CyberSmart! but, because they keep all curricula on password-protected intranets, do not provide public documentation. In addition, thousands of other districts and schools, too many to list here, recommend CyberSmart! resources.
San Antonio Independent School District (San Antonio, TX) selects CyberSmart! lessons to assemble a SAISD cyber safety curriculum and launched several web pages for teachers in Sept 2009.
LEARN NC, “a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education, finds the most innovative and successful practices in K–12 education and makes them available to the teachers and students of North Carolina—and the world.” recommends the CyberSmart! Curriculum.
The Virginia Department of Education features the CyberSmart! Curriculum in its publication, Ideas for Integrating Internet Safety Into the Curriculum.
Warren County Public Schools (Virginia) adopts CyberSmart! lessons and integrates them into a comprehensive K–12 Internet Safety Curriculum.
The School District of Wausaukee (Wisconsin) integrates CyberSmart! into its 2009 Basic Computer Literacy Scope and Sequences for Grades K-3 and 4–6.
The Salem-Keizer Public Schools (Salem, Oregon) Winter 2010 Library Media Support Services newsletter, reported on the near completion of a K-12 Library Media matrix that “… will identify Core Literacy standards for Reading and Writing, AASL national library standards for research, and lessons/activities using the new CyberSmart curriculum.”
Shelby County Schools (Memphis, Tennessee) uses the CyberSmart! Curriculum to meet the Shelby County Schools Instructional Technology Standards.
The North Carolina Virtual Public School (Raleigh, NC), a “… cutting edge, innovative education that takes 21st century pedagogical strategies and puts them into practice,” recommends the CyberSmart! Student Curriculum (Aug. 2009).
Alabama.gov, the official State of Alabama portal, features CyberSmart! lessons on its Cyber Security Tips page.
Santa Ana Unified School District (Santa Ana, CA) publicizes its technology integration plan and incorporates CyberSmart! lessons into its CyberSafety Week presentations.
Pittsylvania County Schools (Virginia), in its Internet Safety Education Implementation & Evaluation Plan, develops pacing guides in which the “majority of lessons were selected from the “Cybersmart” curriculum.”
Phoenixville Area School District, (Phoenixville, PA) adopts The Cybersmart! Student Curriculum for its Technology integration Plan.
The Utah Education Network uses CyberSmart! lessons to address the Utah Health Education standards for Grades 7–8.
LaPorte Community School Corporation (Indiana) adopts the CyberSmart! Student Curriculum for all K–8 students and, in a March 2009 newsletter (see page 4) to parents, has testimonials from eight principals!
Mendham Borough Schools (NJ) adopts CyberSmart! for all K–4 students in Nov. 2009.
Aledo Independent School District (Aledo, TX) uses the CyberSmart! Student Curriculum to deliver "CyberSmart Week: Promote Safety of Children Online" programming in Sept. 2009.
Rockingham County Schools (Virginia) uses the CyberSmart! Student Curriculum, along with other resources, in its Internet Safety Curriculum.
Roanoke County Public Schools (Roanoke, Virginia) adopts CyberSmart! for approximately half the lessons in its K–12 Internet Safety Curriculum.
Greenwich Public School’s (Greenwich, CT) "Digital Citizenship: A Project-Based Activity" uses CyberSmart! materials as on of the tools needed to complete the project. Greenwich also adopts CyberSmart! for is Grades 3–5 Research Process Model, and for its Grades 5–12 Research7 Process Model.
Anchorage School District (Alaska) adopts CyberSmart! Student Curriculum for its supplemental Internet Safety and Responsibilty: Cyber Citizenship program, its Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Fair Use curriculum, and its Personal Safety, cyberbullying, and cyber security strands.
Bloomington Public Schools (Bloomington, MN) uses CyberSmart! lessons to teach the Bloomington Research Process Grade 3–5.
A sampling of additional school districts publicizing technology implementation plans that include the CyberSmart! Curriculum
Allegany County School (VA)
Camp Creek School (Green County Schools, TN)
Debusk Elementary School (Green County Schools, TN)
Doak School (Green County Schools, Greenville, TN)
Highmount School (Swansea, IL)
Independent School District of Boise City (Idaho)
Jackson-Perry Counties Regional Office of Education #30 (Murphysboro, IL)
Kingston Elementary School (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Lake Nokiomis Community School (South Minneapolis, MN)
Newport-Mesa Unified School District, (Costa Mesa, CA)
Stewarts Creek Middle School (Smryna, TN)
Florida school districts currently piloting the CyberSmart! Educator Toolbar