Learning is enriched when communication involves understanding both local and global perspectives, societal and cultural contexts, and adapting and changing using a variety of media appropriately, responsibly, safely and with regard to one’s digital footprint.
- Communicate effectively in different contexts in oral and written form through a variety of media.
- Communicate using the appropriate digital tools and create a positive digital footprint.
- Ask effective questions to acquire knowledge, listen to, understand and ensure all points of view are heard, voice their own opinions, and advocate for ideas
- Gain knowledge about a variety of languages and understand the cultural importance of language.
- Communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.
- Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
- Recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world. Act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
Communication involves receiving and expressing meaning (e.g. reading and writing, viewing and creating, listening and speaking) in different contexts and with different audiences and purposes.
Examples of Communication in the UGDSB
- Reviewing Digital Citizenship resources
- Use of digital and social media for sharing learnings
- Authentic forums for sharing learning (e.g. blogs, social media, news media)
- UG Writes! UG Reads!
- Forest of Reading
- Turtle Island Heritage Festival
- Student engagement in board initiatives (e.g. environmental, equity)