White County FFA members host second digital literacy workshop
By Kim Swindell Wood | March 2, 2017 7:29 am
White County FFA and AT&T hosted a “Digital You” workshop during the meeting of the Sparta Rotary Club, on Feb. 2, 2017. “Digital You” is an initiative established program to provide tools and resources for people of all ages to learn more about online security and technology.
White County FFA Reporter Kennedy Selby led the informational workshop, while FFA members Libby LaFever and Natalie Goodwin worked the room, answering questions and interacting with Rotary Club members during the meeting. In addition to discussing current technology issues, everyone had a lot of fun while going through the program.
White County FFA members and their advisor, Charles Cooper, recently visited AT&T headquarters, in Nashville, to learn how to implement “Digital You” in their community. The workshop was a “train the trainer” workshop so members could return and conduct this interactive workshop in their community. Presentations include training on Cyber Bullying, Digital Footprints and Adult Tech Training workshops. AT&T will provide iPads for the presentations, which include learning to navigate innovative technology, being reminded that everything you do with digital information leaves a “footprint “or a trail of what sites you visit or what information you evaluate, and being responsible in a digital world. These are some of the goals that AT&T and FFA want to share in the presentations.
White County FFA members are in the process of conducting at least six workshops during 2017. The intent is to garner more support and attendance with every scheduled event. Their next “Digital You” workshop is scheduled for March 17, 2017, at White County Middle School.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Nationally, there are 629,367 FFA members, aged 12-21. The Tennessee FFA Association is comprised of 14,084 members from 214 high school chapters, 7 middle school chapters, and 8 collegiate chapters across the state of Tennessee. To learn more about FFA visit www.tnffa.org.