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.
Instructional materials purchases are generally the largest annual purchases school districts make. Often, districts have too many products to review and too little time to review them carefully. Research has shown that only 54% of the instructional materials that claim to be 100% aligned actually are. For that reason alone, districts, on average, have half a million dollars worth of unused instructional materials. Does yours? In this webinar, Jackie Lain, president of Learning List, shared effective practices to help districts stretch their instructional materials funds and avoid purchasing materials that ultimately go unused or do not deliver as promised.
Landmark Elementary school in Pajaro Valley Unified School District regularly implements technology. Principal Jennifer Wildman has a vision of purchasing small amounts of technology year after year with the hopes of becoming a model school for technology integration. Hear from Jennifer and her staff on how integrating Flip cameras have increased teacher effectiveness by providing teachers with videos of their classrooms which aides in the critical evaluation of each others’ methods.
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