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Data Privacy? Get Schooled (K-12 Policy) is a Course

Data Privacy? Get Schooled (K-12 Policy)

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Course Date:

Started March 23, 2015

Duration:

On-going

Commitment:

2-3 hrs/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

None

Description

Data is essential for improving outcomes for students. Whether it is informing improved instruction, empowering parents and communities, or helping policymakers make decisions and target resources, our education system needs data in order to continuously improve. In order to create a culture of trust that enables effective data use, policymakers and education professionals must ensure that the public has confidences that state and local leaders act to protect student data privacy. This self-paced course will discuss the value data brings to improve education, offer recommendations for addressing privacy concerns while promoting effective data use, and explore lessons learned from existing and emerging policies in education and other sectors.

Each module offers both video and written core content that will take no longer than an hour to complete. Additional resources are available in each module for those that want to take a deeper dive into specific topic areas. A digital badge and a certificate will be provided for course completion.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Module One: The Value of Data to Education
  • Module Two: The Importance of Protecting Student Privacy
  • Module Three: Data Security and Technology 101
  • Module Four: Transferring Best Practices From Other Industries to K-12 Education
  • Module Five: What do we do about it? Everyone has a role

Technology Requirements:

You can access the course content via a computer, laptop, and/or mobile devices (e.g., iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, etc.). For mobile devices, go to the apps store (Apple or Android) to download Canvas apps.

Objectives

 

  • Recognize the importance of data in its use to improve education outcomes and understand the role of the individual in promoting the value of data and security.
  • Examine the core responsibilities for protecting education data at the federal, state, and district levels and gain tools to shape education data privacy policy.
  • Analyze the current data privacy debate within and beyond education, its relationship to how people feel about data and current education policy reform efforts.

Course is offered by Foundation for Excellence in Education and co-sponsored by the Data Quality Campaign.

Course Instructors

Aimee Guidera

Aimee Guidera

President and CEO, Data Quality Campaign

John Bailey

John Bailey

Vice President of Policy, Foundation for Excellence in Education

Kathleen Styles

Kathleen Styles

Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Education

Nuala O’Connor

Nuala O’Connor

President and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology

Jules Polonetsky

Jules Polonetsky

Executive Director and Co-chair, Future of Privacy Forum

Dr. Charmaine Mercer

Dr. Charmaine Mercer

Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education

Carey Markel

Carey Markel

Data Privacy Officer, Colorado Department of Education

Tom Murray

Tom Murray

State and District Digital Learning Director, Alliance for Excellent Education

Tom Luna

Tom Luna

Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Idaho

John Rice

John Rice

Manager of Blended Learning for DC Public Schools

Jonathon Couch

Jonathon Couch

Vice President, ISIGHT Partners

Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Olga Garcia-Kaplan

Parent Advocate

Jim Siegl

Jim Siegl

Technology Architect, Fairfax Country Public Schools, Virginia

Jennifer Fitzpatrick

Jennifer Fitzpatrick

Third Grade Teacher, Maury Elementary School

Neil Campbell

Neil Campbell

Policy Director, Foundation for Excellence in Education

Dr. Cathy Casserly

Dr. Cathy Casserly

Vice President of Learning Networks, EdCast Inc.

Paige Kowalski

Paige Kowalski

Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Data Quality Campaign

 

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