GFDD/Funglode to Hold Conference on “Educating Digital Citizens: Trends that Connect the World”

March 13, 2019

Richard Culatta will discuss the current state of education in the digitalized and globalized world on Thursday, March 12 at 11:00AM in the Funglode Auditorium in Santo Domingo

The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo(Funglode), will host Richard Culatta, president of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), for a conference on “Educar ciudadanos digitales: tendencias que conectan el mundo” (Educating Digital Citizens: Trends that Connect the World) at the Funglode Education Studies Center.

Culatta will discuss various aspects about the new digital citizenship and how the web’s users interact within it.

The president of ISTE will also speak on the dangers that threaten students, focusing on online security.

Recognizing the dangerous reality of the situation, the presenter will give special attention to providing students with digital tools to do good and promote change.

Culatta will present on ISTE standards, which take into account various characteristics to define the profile of students that utilize digital platforms.

ISTE standards define digital citizenship and establish the responsibilities and opportunities of an interconnected digital world.

About Richard Culatta
Richard Culatta is the president of ISTE and serves as senior advisor at New York University’s Governance Lab. He is also design resident for Francisco, California-based IDEO, a design and innovation firm.

Culatta obtained his bachelor’s degree in Spanish Teaching and master’s in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University.

He was also innovation director for the state of Rhode Island and director of the Office of Educational Technology in the United States.