K-12 Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference

Virtual | January 18 & 19, 2023

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A two-day professional development event focused on data privacy and cybersecurity

for K-12 Administrators, Technology Leaders, and IT Staff

SecurED Schools is an annual conference hosted by the Learning Technology Center that focuses on cybersecurity and data privacy best practices, strategies, and tools. Over two days, attendees participate in hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions, and presentations led by local, state, and national experts.

The goal of SecurED Schools is to improve the security posture of school districts. We know that the global pandemic fueled digital transformation and technology adoption in school districts across our country. With increased reliance on technology to empower learning comes increased risk, and PK-12 technology and education leaders increasingly understand the vulnerability of their networks and data.

Where and When

Dates: January 18 & 19, 2023
Location: Virtual
Cost: $40
PD Hours: 10


SecurED Schools is geared toward technology leaders (CTOs, technology directors, IT managers), IT staff (network engineers, IT support staff), and district/building administrators, as well as anyone responsible for collecting, maintaining, reporting, certifying, and/or protecting and securing student data in an educational environment.


Please contact Chris Wherley at cwherley@ltcillinois.org with questions.

Our Partners

SecurED Schools is hosted in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education and the Indiana Department of Education.


Request for Proposals

Share your knowledge and experience with your peers!

Technology leaders, IT support staff, administrators, and other educators with cybersecurity and/or data privacy experience are invited to submit a session proposal for SecurED Schools 2023.

Proposals will be evaluated based upon the criteria below. Proposal submission will begin September 1, 2022 and end October 28, 2022.

Format and General Information

Learning Objectives

To help bring the content to life and make it actionable for attendees, please clearly define how your session will support attendees in implementing and applying the knowledge learned during your session.

In your proposal submission, please finish the following sentence: “By attending this session, attendees will be able to….”

Session Title

10 Word Maximum.

Session Description

150 Word Maximum.

Session Formats

Presentation (25 Minutes)
Presentation (50 Minutes)
Demo / Hands-On Activity (50 Minutes)
Panel Discussion (50 Minutes)

Target Audiences

CTO / Technology Leaders
Network Engineers & IT Support Staff
District and Building Administrators
Curriculum/Instructional Technology Leaders

Session Strands

Cybersecurity Strands

General Cybersecurity Topic
Policies and Procedures
Tools and Systems
Staff/Teacher/Student Training
Inventory and Control of Enterprise Assets
Inventory and Control of Software Assets
Data Protection
Secure Configuration of Enterprise Assets and Software
Account Management
Access Control Management
Continuous Vulnerability Management
Audit Log Management
Email and Web Browser Protections
Malware Defenses

Data Privacy Strands

General Data Privacy Topic
Policies and Procedures
Tools and Systems
Staff/Teacher/Student Training