Recognizing Lies: An introduction to Literacy in the post-truth era

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Susan Brooks-Young

The spread of misinformation is nothing new, but websites and social media make it far easier to distribute and more difficult to detect. In this webinar Susan Brooks-Young offers an overview of literacy skills today’s educators need, both personally and to help their students become more discriminating consumers of media.

Protecting Student Data Privacy—Basics for School Administrators

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Susan Brooks-Young

Concerns about protecting students’ privacy online are not new, but they are expanding to incorporate not just what’s being collected, but how that information is being used and by whom. Laws exist at both federal and state levels that include mandates for educators, but many school administrators are not aware of recent changes that may impact them. Watch this recorded webinar to raise your awareness about laws and practices that individual schools and school districts need to explore further. Presenter: Susan Brooks-Young.

Social and Emotional Learning—Essential Skills for Educators and Students

Tom Lehrer once said, “If people can’t communicate, the least they can do is shut-up!” Would that it were so simple. In today’s global melting pot, it’s more important than ever that adults and students master and employ skills that enable them to succeed beyond academics. The concept of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is not new, but there is growing interest in this framework. Watch this recorded webinar to learn more about the five SEL competencies and technology-supported strategies educators and students can use to develop healthier, more productive learning environments. Presenter: Susan Brooks-Young.