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Navigating the Maze of Student Data Privacy Regulations

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Navigating the Maze of Student Data Privacy Regulations

Presented by Laurel Chiesa, Director of Instructional Technology, Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District, NY; Reg Leichty, Founding Partner, Foresight Law and Policy; and April Hughes, Account Services Manager, CatchOn
Hosted by Monica Cougan, Product Marketing Manager, ENA/CatchOn

Sponsored by CatchOn

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At the present time, when many schools are closing and quickly adopting new eLearning platforms and practices, it is especially important to understand data privacy requirements at a national and state level in order to properly manage and launch effective EdTech programs. Watch this edLeader Panel to discover the federal and state privacy laws impacting education and compliance best practices. The presenters also highlight tools and techniques implemented in districts across the country to assist in compliance, especially at this time.

This recorded edLeader Panel will be of interest to school and district leaders of kindergarten through high school grade levels.


Laurel ChiesaAbout the Presenters

Laurel Chiesa is the Director of Instructional Technology for Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District in central New York. In this role, she works closely with K-12 curricular leaders to use technology to support students in all content and special education disciplines with innovative and integrated student experiences. CatchOn has been helpful in providing data when purchasing software, in addition to Education Law 2-d compliance.


Reg LeichtyReg Leichty is Founding Partner of Foresight Law and Policy. He advises education leaders, national associations, and other stakeholders about the federal laws, regulations, and programs that directly impact and support efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities. Prior to co-founding Foresight Law + Policy, Reg practiced education and telecommunications law for over a decade with two national law firms. He also served for eight years on Capitol Hill, most recently as telecommunications, technology, and privacy counsel for U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson of Florida, and earlier as a telecommunications and technology advisor to former Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska. He received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He is a member of the Washington, D.C. and Virginia Bars, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He lives with his wife and two children in Arlington, Virginia.


April HughesApril Hughes, Account Services Manager at CatchOn, is an experienced sales and business development leader who has worked in the telecommunications, technology, SaaS, and education industries. April specializes in generating new revenue and driving growth for startups and multinational organizations alike. April’s previous experience includes Director of Business Development for CrescentLink Solutions, a leading fiber mapping software company, and education business development with Encore Technology Group, a system integrator.


Monica CouganAbout the Host

Monica Cougan is Product Marketing Manager at ENA, where she leverages her more than 35 years of experience in education and technology to help schools make the most of new technology. Throughout her career, Monica has been an evangelist for the adoption of technology as a transformative educational tool. She also has extensive experience helping K-12 schools implement 1:1 programs and in disseminating problem-based and project-based learning methodologies that focus on helping each student develop his or her own voice. Throughout Monica’s extensive career, she has sought out the diverse experiences required to know how to implement positive changes in education: she has served as a classroom teacher, adjunct professor, and education consultant for national, technology-based curriculum companies. Away from the classroom, she has served as an independent math consultant, worked in curriculum development, evaluated research on school-based programs, and developed professional learning opportunities for educators looking for a new mastery of technology.


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CatchOn is a user-friendly data analytics tool that collects real-time data on every device, enabling school districts to make data-informed decisions about the apps and online tools their educators and students are using. In 2018, CatchOn joined forces with ENA, a leading provider of comprehensive technology solutions to education institutions and libraries across the nation. Collectively, CatchOn and ENA leverage their respective resources and expertise to deliver critical services and solutions that help school districts produce positive outcomes in the communities they serve.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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