Researching for this standard, I came across the term digital resilience for the first time. This term is so powerful and I feel embodies the majority of the experiences of those in education that lived through the pandemic. Also, I had NO idea that there were even roles called digital navigators that helped people with their digital skills. It's like the modern day digital librarian, which we know how important the roles of librarians are. Something I did not explore in this post though was how these roles and programs can be funded. I found that cities like Portland have an Office for Community Technology and they have grants for digital navigators. The program for Washington State is called Connect Washington Coalition and it is being funded by Facebook, King County, and Konica Minolta. After looking at these programs I thought how names of programs can also affect how easy the community will be able to find them and their locations. Not until all students have the appropriate tools and support for digital success, can they become the creative communicators that they have the potential to be.
Navas, S. Connect Washington Coalition Proposal. Equity in Education Coalition. https://eec-wa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Connect-Washington-Coalition-Proposal-2.pdf
The City of Portland, OR. Community Digital Navigator Pilot Grant. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oct/81766
Digital Navigators https://ninaviz.com/nina-vizcarrondo/f/digital-navigators
"Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals"