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.

Course Facilitator

Melissa Tebbenkamp has served as the Director of Instructional Technology for Raytown Quality Schools in Missouri since 2006. Melissa is a founding member of the Missouri state chapter of CoSN (METL) and has served on the CoSN national board since 2014. She was one of the first 50 in the nation to earn the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) designation and led her school district to becoming one of the first seven to earn the Trusted Learning Environment Seal. As a data privacy and security expert in the field, she has consulted with the FTC and Department of Education on the impact of FERPA and COPPA on schools and online instructional tools and has led workshops aimed at helping schools and districts improve their data governance programs. 

Spring 2020 Facilitated Data Privacy Course
Part II: Safeguarding Your Students’ Information
April 2 – May 21, 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 II - Safeguarding Your Students' Information

The 8-week Spring 2020 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. 

April 2, 2020

• About the course
• Course Expectations
• Trusted Learning Environment 
• Data Governance
April 9, 2020 Review of Key Privacy Concepts
• Student Data Privacy Challenges
• Key Privacy Laws
• The value of student data
• Trust and Transparency
• Establishing Balance 

April 16, 2020

Data Security
The Lifecycle of Data
Reasonable Security and Best Practices
April 23, 2020 Security Breaches
• Addressing Security Breaches
• Enterprise-Wide Planning

April 30, 2020

Working with Online Service Providers
Considering the Cloud
Security Challenges with Online Service Providers
Click Wrap Agreements
May 7, 2020 Building a Culture of Data Governance
• Stakeholder Involvement
• Policies and Procedures
• Professional Development
• Balance and Transparency

May 14, 2020

Moving Beyond the Basics
Steps Every School District Should Take
Building Your Data Governance Program
Preparing for Your Trusted Learning Environment Application
May 21, 2020 Putting it Together: Course Review 
• Participant Action Plan Presentations