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Featured Speaker Steve Garton

Featured Speaker: Steve Garton – What You Really Need to Know About Privacy in the Classroom

School looks very different now with a mixture of remote and in person learning. The scrutiny on privacy is ramping up . Facebook, Google, and Zoom are all facing public scrutiny and increased publicity on this issue. Privacy is now a big discussion item in schools, but what is really important to educators? In this session, we are going to talk about safety, privacy, security, and compliance as it directly relates to the classroom. Join Steve as he provides valuable resources to help you understand and manage privacy issues in your classroom.

Steve Garton

Presenter Bio:

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