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Student Data Privacy: Helping Administrators & Staff Understand Why it Matters

Wednesday, January 18
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Room: Virtual
Cybersecurity, Data Privacy
Administrators, Teachers, Technology Leaders/Support

Although the security of school district infrastructure is primarily the responsibility of the CTO/IT Department, ensuring that administration and district staff understand WHY it matters and how all staff members play a role is key to everything, including: proper funding; decisions about the adoption of new student-focused technologies; and staff cooperation in following data privacy best practices. Ensuring student data privacy takes a village.

This presentation will explore:
-Why student data privacy matters
-Federal laws surrounding student data privacy (particularly FERPA, COPPA, PPRA)
-SOPPA and how it affects teachers and the edtech platforms they use
-How the pandemic increased cyberattacks and security failures
-Interactive “Scenario” activity
-Risks and rewards of modern technologies (eg. Biometric scanning, suicide prevention monitoring, Internet of Things, etc.)
-Steps individual employees can take to create a culture of student data privacy

Alicia Duell
Alicia Duell
Director of Technology & Information Services , Wheeling CCSD21

Alicia Duell is the Director of Technology & Information Services at Wheeling CCSD21, a K-8 district in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.