Promoting Digital Citizenship in Students: A Decision Making Methodology




Session Description

Students need to be safe and ethical technological consumers. Social media and internet use, as an instructional strategy, is effective for crafting authentic learning experiences. This flowchart methodology, uses a series of scenarios, to promote critical thinking and decision-making skills as students analyze the consequences of choices. After moving through the levels, students evaluate the cumulative outcomes of the decisions and explain when healthier choices could have been made.  Due to the high level of interactive components, this session is capped at 48 attendees.

Learning Objectives

     #1 Evaluate the impact of pre-determined choices in the decision-making process.
     #2 Assess health responses to internet safety scenarios representing unwelcome and undesirable conduct.
     #3 Describe the educator’s role in teaching safe, responsible, and ethical digital citizenship skills.

About the Presenters

Presenter, Beth McNeill's headshotElisa “Beth” McNeill, Clinical Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
Elisa Beth McNeill is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University (TAMU). She is serving as the coordinator of the Health Education Teacher Certification Program. Beth is a 30-year teaching veteran having experience in K-12 and higher education. She possesses her masters’ degree and principals certificate in educational administration and a PhD in health education. She is a co-author of the textbook, Health Education: Creating Strategies for School and Community Health. Beth has been a member of TAMU faculty senate for three consecutive terms, serving as the Caucus leader for the College of Education. She has serves on the Board of ASHA and Eta Sigma Gamma.

Presenter, Meagan Shipley's headshotMeagan Shipley, Clinical Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Meagan Shipley, PhD is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. She earned her PhD in health behavior, M.S. in kinesiology, and a B.S. in secondary health and physical education from Indiana University- Bloomington. She currently teaches community and school health students in the Division of Health Education. Her research interests investigate the role of service learning projects on pre-service teachers’ intercultural awareness and humility. She has publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at state, national, and international conferences. She is CHES certified and a professional member of ASHA, SOPHE, and ESG.

Continuing Education

This presentation has been approved for the following continuing education units:

Approving BoardProfessionsCEUs Offered
NMBCCHPBehavioral Health Providers1.5

To receive credit, you must attend the session in its entirety and complete the session evaluation within 48 hours of the session conclusion. 



May 13 2020


10:00 am - 11:15 am




(505) 266-3451