Common Sense Educator Certification

Common Sense Educator Certification

Fall 2019 Cohort - Info Session TPD 20-201 - FOR OSD STAFF ONLY

September 17-30 2019 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Changes to Common Sense Educator Certification

    Dear future Common Sense Educators,

    It has come to our attention that Common Sense Education has made some changes to their certification program.  These changes are effective immediately and thus affect you as you work on your certification in the fall cohort. The options available in the Learn and Do sections of the certification process are more specific to the digital citizenship curriculum and family outreach.  To view the new requirements, please see:

    If you were not already planning a family event, you will be able to meet the family outreach requirement by selecting a tip sheet, article, or family media plan template to share with families through your classroom or school newsletter or using Skyward Message Center.  A short paragraph giving context and purpose for families would help them use the information effectively with their children.

    It is not our intention to pull the rug out from under you as you have already started work on your certification.  We believe that in most cases the new requirements for the certification process are not incompatible with the way that we have framed this self-paced course for Olympia staff. If you have concerns or questions about the impact of these changes on work that you have already completed or planned for, please contact Sharyn Merrigan at to discuss a solution.

    Thank you so much!

    Sharyn Merrigan, Kristi Bonds, Stacy Udo, Nancy Hooper, Laura Zylstra (Cummings)

    10/25/2019 12:00 AM   Sharyn Merrigan  


  • Kristi Bonds
  • Sharyn Merrigan
  • Stacy Udo
  • Nancy Hooper
  • Laura Zylstra


A self-paced professional development opportunity for teachers to earn Common Sense Educator certification and badge by learning about and integrating elements of digital citizenship in their classrooms.  The certification process includes watching webinars, developing curriculum and other resources, and applying approaches in the classroom, followed by a written reflection on the process.

Select ONE kick-off session to attend for instructions about documentation.

Participants may earn up to 5 hours of Tech PD or self-directed Staff Development (OSD only) and clock hours.

Materials must be completed and submitted by January 31, 2020.


Choose ONE kick-off date/location
Various OSD schools Olympia WA 98501


  • Tue, September 17 2019
    4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    LP Brown Library
  • Mon, September 23 2019
    3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
    CHS Library
  • Thu, September 26 2019
    3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
    OHS Library
  • Mon, September 30 2019
    4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    McKenny Library


Event # 88043

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Friday Jan 31, 2020 11:59 PM
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Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: OLAD0019
5.00 Clock Hours $20.00
5.00 Attendance Hours