Are you password protected? A look at technology and ethics in today’s schools
A professional development workshop on digital safety, ethics, and security for educators.
Thursday, November 11
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley
This Act 48 approved workshop is designed for teachers, administrators, and technology coordinators, and will focus on the vital challenge of preventing children, families, and schools employees from engaging in unsafe and unethical behavior when using computers, the Internet, and other technology devices.
The workshop features a distinguished panel of education experts who will cover a variety of important topics, including:
- What are the responsibilities facing teachers when using technology within their classrooms?
- How can teachers get a better grasp of District technology policies?
- How do you monitor students’ use of the Internet?
- Why filtering and blocking devices are not enough
- Scams, frauds, and social engineering
- What are the technology safety tools available to you?
- How to teach students to use technology responsibly
- Teacher tips for electronic communication with students and their families
- Using Facebook, MySpace, blogs, and email in a socially appropriate manner
- Best prevention practices in cybersafety, information security, and cyberethics
- How to increase the integration of ethics, security, and safety topics into everyday instructional activities
- In what ways can teachers use technology to create better communities and build strong citizens?
Panel moderated by Joseph O’Brien, Executive Director, Chester County Intermediate Unit
- Jon Marsh, CEO, 21st Century Cyber Charter School
- Amy Meisinger, Principal, Conestoga High School
- Scott Wolpert, Partner, Timoney Knox, LLC
- David Yarnall, President of IT Acceleration and Director of Digital Forensics
- Marty Yoder, Director of Human Resources, Lower Merion School District
This workshop is offered free of charge, but advance registration is required. To register, contact the Registrar's Office at 610-648-3275. To receive Act 48 credit for participation in this workshop, you must provide your Social Security number upon registering. Space is limited, so register early.