Presented by Bob Connors, Superintendent, Bozeman Public Schools (MT); Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., Superintendent, Leander Independent School District (TX); Dr. Allan Markley, Superintendent, Raytown Quality Schools (MO); and Linnette Attai, Project Director, CoSN Privacy Initiative, CoSN (Consortium for School Networking)
Join this edLeader Panel to discover the federal and state privacy laws impacting education and compliance best practices.
There is a massive demand for qualified cybersecurity talent with the current number of open positions ranging from 300,000 in the United States to 4 million globally. In a recent edWebinar, Casey O’Brien, Executive Director, National CyberWatch Center, and Jim Kowatch, CEO, Infosec Learning, underscored that to fill the demand for cybersecurity experts, secondary and higher education should focus their attention on developing cybersecurity courses that are rooted in IT operations and applications.
Do you know where your data is stored? With the increased emphasis on student data privacy, many school leaders might think they have a handle on cyber security. But even that seemingly simple question may have complex answers. Presenters in the recent edWebinar, “Cyber Security: Concerns, Strategies and Solutions for Schools,” warned that with the increasing variety and strength of cyber attacks, most schools will face incursions. They offered key strategies for going on the offensive against hackers.
Districts are looking for ways to create cybersecurity training programs. Learn about best practices for teaching and learning cybersecurity skills.
In this edWebinar, you’ll see examples of how Chromebooks, G Suite for Education apps, and Gaggle, can keep students secure in the context of privacy, data, digital monitoring, and citizenship.
During this edWebinar three superintendents share their perspectives and experiences in dealing with the multiple issues that contribute to the complexity of managing and assuring cyber security in a K-12 learning environment.
Despite universal concerns about student data privacy, communicating school policies can quickly overwhelm school leaders. CoSN has stepped in with guidance for superintendents and principals to help them with several aspects of student data privacy, including best practices for informing the community. In their edWebinar “Assuring Student Data Privacy: Lessons for Our Times,” presenters offered insights into how school leaders can take charge of communications for this critical issue.
This edWebinar will cover guidelines for ensuring data privacy in any school system’s use of technology and how to make student data privacy a district-wide priority.
In a 2018 survey, the majority of school districts either have 1:1 as a current goal or have already achieved it. Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes. In a recent edWeb.net edWebinar, Jena Draper, Founder and General Manager of CatchOn; Mike Schwab, Education Team at Google; and Suzy Brooks, Instructional Technology Director for Mashpee Public Schools, MA, point out that in order to combat this deluge of technology, it is imperative that school districts address the tech usage data that impacts and drive success in classrooms. While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access.