Privacy is now a big deal for schools and everyone agrees that it is important. At the same time, you don’t have time to read really long and ever changing privacy policies. So how can you practically include privacy concerns into your district app approval and implementation process? This session will provide hands-on examples with helpful free tools and resources to make your job easier. We will also lead a discussion to look at practical solutions that other districts have successfully implemented including distance learning privacy tips.
Steve Garton is Senior Manager for the Common Sense Privacy Program. He is an expert in meaningful technology integration, particularly in large-scale initiatives. He supports districts with professional development planning, program monitoring, student assessment, and communication across stakeholder groups. Steve has been a classroom teacher and tech coordinator at the local, county, and state level. His most recent publications are Free Privacy Resources to Help Solve Your Privacy Concerns and Privacy in the Classroom: Why Should I Care?
Prior to joining Common Sense, Steve was the Coordinator of Educational Technology for the Maine Department of Education. While there, he led the professional development programs for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, the state’s 1:1 program that supported over 12,000 teachers and administrators. As a member of the Department’s leadership team, he provided policy support and leadership. Follow him on Twitter @sgarton121