Welcome to our library of free K-12 technology-in-the-classroom webcasts from our sponsors.
Special guest Rod Russeau is somewhat of an expert in the changing data privacy regulatory environment: His state and a handful of others have new laws requiring district IT leaders to significantly step up oversight of student data protections, by district systems and by ed tech providers. With concerns about student data privacy being discussed in legislatures across the nation and at the federal level, could the new role of “student data privacy policing” now assigned to K-12 IT leadership in a handful of states be a harbinger of what’s to come nationally? What should IT leaders be mindful of now, and what should they be prepared for in the near future as policymakers consider more regulations to protect student data privacy?
Time: 9:00 AM PT
The last couple years have caused a shift in priorities for IT organizations in K–12. Data security, student data privacy, and equity gaps have all come to the forefront as major issues impacting schools across the country. The drastic increase in the cost of living that we’re seeing now is not likely to help the situation but only to compound the problems of crime and inequity. For the 2022 IT Leadership Summit, we spotlight strategies that IT leaders can use to help deliver technology-driven solutions to the education communities they serve.
The MS-ISAC serves as the focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for the nation’s state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments, including K–12 schools. This session leverages the MS-ISAC’s unique data set of threats observed against and reported by K-12 entities to distill the most common attack types, malware, and threat actor TTPs used against the sector.
Time: 10:00 AM PT
Technology leaders in school districts have a crucial role to play in being a force for change and disrupting inequity in K–12 education. In this presentation, Director of Technology Nick Williams shows how technology departments can use the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to design learning environments in which every student can thrive.
Time: 11:00 AM PT
Over the course of the pandemic, K–12 education became the most targeted sector for ransomware and continues to be one of the major targets for phishing, malware and information theft. How are schools and districts coping with these attacks? In this single-day summit, some of the leading experts in education data security will share their insights, know-how and tips for dealing with cybercrime impacting K–12 institutions.
This presentation will highlight a short list of common-sense, cost-effective steps that every district should take to protect their school communities from the most common risks facing districts nationwide. While implementing these controls this summer is not a guarantee that your district will avoid all cyber incidents, they can provide district leaders piece of mind that your school community will be demonstrably safer.