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Cybersecurity Basics: What Every Educator Should Know

Monday, June 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Laurie Salvail, Executive Director, CYBER.ORG; Willie Henderson, Cyber Education Specialist, CYBER.ORG; and Tali Horowitz, East Coast Education Director, Common Sense Education
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Regional Manager, Common Sense Education

Sponsored by Common Sense Education

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Most educators probably don’t spend their days thinking about cybersecurity—between classroom management, learning objectives, and so much more, it usually doesn’t rise to the top of priorities. But as technology evolves and continues to become more integrated into every aspect of our lives—including mental health and biometrics—it is something we need to be mindful about and help students understand.

Watch Common Sense’s edWebinar with CYBER.ORG to learn about the absolute basics every educator should know about cybersecurity. They highlight some age-appropriate, ready-to-use lessons and resources to effectively empower your students in grades K-12 on how to protect themselves.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, and education technology leaders.

Laurie SalvailAbout the Presenters

Laurie Salvail is the Executive Director of CYBER.ORG, a cybersecurity workforce development organization funded by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program (CETAP) grant that targets K-12 students with cyber career awareness, curricular resources, and teacher development. With over 12 years of classroom experience, Laurie and the CYBER.ORG team work to bring cyber education to K-12 teachers across the country through innovative, impactful research-based education strategies. Laurie is currently working on her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at Louisiana State University. She is passionate about implementing innovative research-based strategies to impact education across the country.

Willie HendersonWillie Henderson is a Cyber Education Specialist with CYBER.ORG, the academic outreach center in Bossier City, LA. He is a doctoral candidate with the Louisiana State University – Shreveport, holds a Master of Education from Texas A&M-Commerce, and received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Millsaps College. He has over 25 years of experience in public education, all at Title I schools, during which time he has served many roles including STEM teacher, Master Teacher, and Campus Administrator. He served on the CYBER.ORG standards committee helping draft the first national K-12 model standards in cybersecurity. Willie is passionate about engaging underrepresented and underserved youth in cybersecurity, as well as creating access for those youth to cybersecurity degrees and cyber careers.


Tali Horowitz Tali Horowitz is the East Coast Education Director at Common Sense, where she works with educators and families to empower kids to meaningfully harness the power of media and technology for learning and life. She partners with state-level organizations, school districts, and community organizations to help integrate Common Sense Education resources. She provides educational leadership through consultation with school districts, professional development (both in person and virtual), and conference presentations. Tali has been an educator for 20 years. Her passions include helping educators and families effectively navigate the digital world and building cultural competency. She has worked in a variety of educational settings, including as an elementary school teacher in the New York City Department of Education and the San Francisco Unified School District. In 2013, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to research culturally responsive pedagogy in New Zealand. In her free time, she loves face-to-face interactions with friends and family.

Jennifer EhehaltAbout the Moderator

As Sr. Regional Manager, Jennifer Ehehalt designs and delivers high-quality professional development opportunities for educators across the country. She spotlights thought leaders by creating and moderating conversations on timely topics relevant to digital teaching and learning. When attending Jennifer’s edWeb sessions, participants know they’ll leave with concrete strategies from the field, including how to build a positive school culture, how to use straightforward templates to guide challenging conversations, and family engagement implementation ideas.

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Monday, June 5, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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