Facilitated Online Course: Protecting Student Privacy

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Protecting Student Privacy in Connected Learning
 
Educators, students, and parents are now benefiting from the exciting opportunities available as a result of new instructional technologies, including cloud-based technology services and mobile applications. These technologies enable rich, data-powered classroom experiences and the anytime, anywhere learning that education technologists and educators have envisioned for many years.
 
The course will offer the following benefits:
  • structured conversation and workshop led by a knowledgeable and experienced facilitator
  • weekly live and asynchronous discussions with colleagues dealing with the same issues
  • a plan and strategy to develop local privacy policy and practices
  • preparation for the Trusted Learning Environment program application
By the end of the course, you should have the tools and information you need to begin building or improve upon your student data policies and practices. 9 CEA Credits toward CETL® recertification.

NEW! Fall 2020 Facilitated Data Privacy Course

Part I: Laying the Foundation
October 15 – December 10, 2020

All classes start at 1:00 PM ET.
The minimum number of students is 10, and the class is capped at 25. Register now to save your spot! 

Register: Part I - Laying the foundation

How do you protect your students’ data from third-party providers? Know the laws and build the foundation for sound data privacy policies to mitigate risk. This 8-week, Fall 2020 class will focus on the policies and procedures relating to federal regulations, procurement process, and a data governance plan. Participants will achieve the fundamental concepts in the following:  
 
  • Historical and current landscape of data privacy issues in K-12 education
  • Major federal and state legislations and how they affect school systems and communities
  • Best practices in the procurement process and data governance including responsible use polices and professional development

Oct 15, 2020

Introduction
• About the course
• Course Expectations
• Trusted Learning Environment 
• Data Governance
Nov 19, 2020
Applying Federal Regulations
Establishing a Balanced Perspective
Understanding Metadata and De-identification
Going Beyond Regulations

Oct 22, 2020

Making the Case for Student Data Privacy
Current State of Privacy Concerns
The value of student data
Trust and Transparency
Dec 3 , 2020
The Procurement Process
Privacy Challenges with Online Service Providers
Contracts
Click Wrap Agreements

Oct 29, 2020

Introduction to the Legal Landscape
Key Privacy Laws
Parents Rights
State and Federal Perspectives
Dec 10, 2020
Building a Culture of Data Governance
Policies and Procedures
Responsible Use
Professional Development for Stakeholders 

Nov 12, 2020

Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Defining an Education Record
Parents Rights
FERPA Exceptions
Dec 17, 2020 Putting it Together: Course Review 
• Participant Action Plan Presentations

 

NEW! Spring 2021 Facilitated Data Privacy Course
Part II: Safeguarding Your Students' Information
March 18 – May 13, 2021

All classes start at 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET.
The minimum number of students is 10, and the class is capped at 25. Registration coming soon! 

Register: Part II - Safeguarding your students' information

The 8-week Spring 2021 class will focus on the implementation of your school system’s student data polices and takes a deep dive into securing your network, developing a data governance plan, and preparing your Trusted Learning Environment application. 
 

Mar 18, 2021

Introduction
• About the course
• Course Expectations
• Trusted Learning Environment 
• Data Governance
Apr 22, 2021
Working with Online Service Providers
Considering the Cloud
Security Challenges with Online Service Providers
Contracts
Click Wrap Agreements

Mar 25, 2021

Review of Key Privacy Concepts
Student Data Privacy Challenges
Key Privacy Laws
The value of student data
Trust and Transparency
Establishing Balance 
Apr 29 , 2021
Building a Culture of Data Governance
Stakeholder Involvement
Policies and Procedures
Professional Development
Balance and Transparency

Apr 8, 2021

Data Security
The Lifecycle of Data
Reasonable Security and Best Practices
May 6, 2021
Moving Beyond the Basics
Steps Every School District Should Take
Building Your Data Governance Program
Preparing for Your Trusted Learning Environment Application

Apr 15, 2021

Security Breaches
Addressing Security Breaches
Enterprise-Wide Planning
May 13, 2021 Putting it Together: Course Review 
• Participant Action Plan Presentations