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EdWeb.net - Cookies Required. K–12 Districts Find That Education and Awareness Are Key to Privacy Protection. Over the two decades that Rose Muller has been working in school technology, the challenge of maintaining student and staff data security has grown beyond a level that IT departments alone can meet. The entire school community now needs to be enlisted in the effort to keep sensitive information safe, she says. “The IT staff used to be able to police information security, making sure technologies were in place to protect the network infrastructure and enforcing access and password policies,” says Muller, the technology director of Bristol Warren Regional School District, which has six schools serving about 3,500 students in Bristol and Warren, R.I.

“But as we implement more educational technology and services that gather sensitive data, we have to make sure that everybody in our community is aware of security issues for themselves and our children.” Focus on Digital Citizenship Digital Education as the Best Defense Building a culture of data security takes time, cautions Tebbenkamp. Untitled. Future Ready Librarians Survey. Week One of BYOD at New Canaan High School. FR Librarians Factsheet. Sara Trettin (@saraesuiter) | Twitter. Mark Ray (@_TeacherX) | Twitter.

PFA Meeting: Know Your School 2016. National Education Technology Plan - Office of Educational Technology. National Educational Technology Plan The U.S. Department of Education is committed to leveraging the power of technology to rethink education and approach student learning in new ways. To support this goal, the Office of Educational Technology is working to update and expand upon the vision presented in the 2017 NETP to ensure its relevance and usefulness based on the policy, funding and social contexts within which digital learning now occurs. The NETP will incorporate new developments in education technology and share a vision for how schools and districts across the country can continue to use technology to improve equity and opportunity for all students.

It will also address infrastructure needs in order for the vision to become a reality. About the National Educational Technology Plan The National Educational Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. Mackin TYSL | Transform Your School Library. Launching Future Ready Librarians. The Future Ready Librarians initiative launched at ALA and ISTE this week. We heard the buzz at AASL sessions, in the ISTE Librarians Playground, at the ISTELibrarians breakfast, and more importantly, at sessions at both conferences where others outside our little tent could hear the message. The Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative itself launched at the White House in October 2014. When a superintendent signs the Future Ready Pledge, he or she commits to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers, and addresses the district’s vision for student learning. district-wide outline seven tenets relating to digital learning.

The program focuses around those seven tenets, or gears, with personalized student learning at the center: curriculum, instruction, and assessment;personalized professional learning;use of space and time;data and privacy;community partnerships;technology and infrastructure;and budget and resources. About the Effort - Future Ready Schools. Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools. We are super excited that you are registering to join us at the Denver Future Ready School Institute.

Complete the registration below to make it official! The Future Ready Librarians (FRL) strand of the Institute will provide opportunities to explore how librarians can support FRS via the FRL framework;learn how to develop teacher librarians as educational and instructional leaders;create conversations about the role of librarians supporting strategic work of schools; anddevelop networks and cross-functional teams to support and sustain FRL in districts.

Since you are registering as a Future Ready Librarian, don’t forget to check to make sure your superintendent has taken the pledge and become familiar with the FRS Framework as well the FRL program.