The theme for the 49th World Communications Day happening on Sunday, May 17th is Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love. In recognition of this day, the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington (PVNC) CDSB will be re-releasing a resource for teachers entitled Samaritans on the Digital Road. The resource is designed to support teachers in their efforts to engage students in learning about ways in which to participate in the digital world that are proactive, compassionate and responsible.
The elementary portion of the program is aligned with the Health and Physical Education curriculum expectations (Online Responsible Behaviour), Religious Education and Family Life. At the grades 1-8 levels, the expectations align with Literacy, Religious Education and Family Life.
For high school students, the lessons from the Samaritans on the Digital Road resource will be incorporated into the following courses: Religion, Civics of Careers, and English.
From the PVNC CDSB:
It is in the context of the family that we first learn how to communicate. The family is where we learn to live with others despite our differences. The diversity of the family is the context where we learn communication. We learn about “bond.” It was in our families that the majority of us learned the religious dimension of communication. More than anywhere else, the family is where we daily experience our own limits and those of others, the problems great and small entailed in living peacefully with others.
For more information, contact the PVNC CDSB.