Posted: Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:57pm Updated: Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:01pm

Hoosier Student Digital Leaders

The Office of eLearning recognizes the importance of engaging students in learning what it means to be a digital citizen. We are excited to launch a new network for educators that are supporting digital citizenship in their school in the form of student technology teams. Hoosier Student Digital Leaders (HSDL) is designed to be a network for school programs that provide students the opportunity to develop digital leadership skills in technology integration and innovation by assisting the school community with technology support and through positive models of digital citizenship.

The Hoosier Student Digital Leaders (HSDL) network is open to all Indiana public schools and certified nonpublic schools. Qualifying programs can be school or district level classes or clubs for grades K through 12. Individual schools or districts will design their own program that can occur before, during, or after school, or using a blended or virtual model. HSDL will support educators who are interested in forming a new program in their school or district. Enrollment in the program is open year round.

Schools taking part in the HSDL program are committed to developing and supporting a class or group for students that meets their community’s needs in any of the following ways:

  • provide mentoring or training for effective use of learning technologies or digital resources in the school community

  • resource development to support peers, teachers, and/or parents in the transition to digital learning

  • provide a help desk service for the school community

  • train for technology support for applications, software and hardware

  • build on students’ interests and fosters leadership skills

  • bridge digital engagement with digital learning

Participation in HSDL will provide advisor support via a Google+ Community designed specifically for your role, opportunities for advisors and student members to virtually network via monthly Google+ Hangouts on Air, a spring conference for face-to-face learning and collaboration, and state recognition.

Join the Advisor Network

If you have a group that qualifies for participation in HSDL or plan to create such a group, please complete this form and we will send you an invitation to the advisor community.

HSDL Program Events

The Office of eLearning sponsors regional and statewide events for students and their advisors to attend at no cost. These events are for established groups as well as those who are in the planning stages of forming a school tech team, club or class. They provide opportunities to learn from international leaders in educational technology and to network with other students and program advisors around the state. Visit our events page to see what’s being planned and past activities.