Student Privacy Training for Educators

Student Privacy & Pandemics: Emergency Professional Development for Educators

We don’t know what “back-to-school” will look like during the coronavirus pandemic, but we do know that, whether in-person or online, educators will remain the first line of defense on student privacy. Below are free, flexible professional development trainings for teachers to take on their own or through their school, which we will continue to update throughout the summer and fall of 2020. Looking for additional resources on student privacy and the COVID-19 pandemic? Check our resource repository, here.

Are we missing a topic you want to know about? Do you have a question we can help answer? Reach out and let us know.

About the Student Privacy & Pandemics Series

Recognizing the urgent need for professional development training resources for educators, we created a series of short videos, slide decks, and interactive activities on the most pressing topics schools face as they prepare to reopen in the fall. We understand that plans and considerations for returning to school continue to evolve, so we will be updating the series with trainings on new topics regularly. If you plan to use these trainings, we recommend linking to the Training Homepage or to our YouTube playlist to access the most up-to-date version of the series.

Let us know how we can improve this series here, and visit our webpage with more resources for educators here.

You can watch the full playlist below, or jump to any of the sections below to access its video, slides, and activity.

Student Privacy 101: Defining Privacy
Student Privacy 101: Student Data
Student Privacy 101: Legal Compliance, Privacy & Security Risks, and Transparency & Trust
Student Privacy 101: Why Protect Student Data?
Student Privacy 101: Contextual Privacy
Student Privacy 101: How to Protect Student Data
Student Privacy 101: What Are Your School’s Policies?
Adopting EdTech: FERPA and COPPA
Adopting EdTech: Privacy Vetting
Teaching Privacy to Your Students
Teaching Security to Your Students
Privacy & Pandemics: Measuring Student Engagement and Performance Online
Privacy & Pandemics: Video Classrooms

All resources are provided under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 4.0). Contact us if you would like to a copy of any of the videos or slide files in Powerpoint for your website or learning management system.

Watch our full playlist of training videos:

Student Privacy 101: Defining Privacy

This short training explores the meaning of privacy and why privacy is important.

Student Privacy 101: Student Data

Through videos created by the Data Quality Campaign, this section explores what student data is, why it is important, and identifies who collects student data and when.

Student Privacy 101: Legal Compliance, Privacy & Security Risks, and Transparency & Trust

This short training provides an animated overview of student privacy.

Student Privacy 101: Why Protect Student Data?

This training explores provides an overview of key student privacy laws and describes potential risks to student privacy.

Student Privacy 101: Contextual Privacy

This short training introduces contextual privacy and how educators can protect the privacy of students with unique privacy needs.

Student Privacy 101: How to Protect Student Data

This short training explores different ways to evaluate and manage student privacy risks, and weigh those risks against the benefits to students.

Student Privacy 101: What Are Your School’s Policies?

This short training explores the importance of local policies that protect student privacy and when they should be consulted.

Adopting EdTech: FERPA and COPPA

This short training explores how federal student privacy laws FERPA and COPPA apply to edtech adoption.

Adopting EdTech: Privacy Vetting

This short training explores the student privacy responsibilities of educators when adopting edtech platforms, products, and services.

Teaching Privacy to Your Students

This short training includes why students need to learn about privacy, key topics to cover, and provides linked lesson plans, activities, and other resources that educators can adapt for their classroom.

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Resources

  1. Carnegie Mellon University, Privacy Illustrated
  2. Common Sense Education, K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum
  3. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Digital Citizenship Course for K-12 teachers
  4. Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (BKC), Digital Citizenship+ Resource Platform
  5. Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP), Privacy Educators Program
  6. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), My Privacy UK
  7. Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), Peer Privacy Protector Project (PPPP)
  8. International Computer Science Institute and the University of California-Berkeley, Teaching Privacy Project
  9. Google for Education, Digital Citizenship and Safety
  10. Google for Education, Be Internet Awesome

Teaching Security to Your Students

This short training includes why students need to learn about cybersecurity, key topics to cover, and provides linked lesson plans, activities, and other resources that educators can adapt for their classroom.

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Resources

  1. Common Sense Education, K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum
  2. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Digital Citizenship Course for K-12 teachers
  3. Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (BKC), Digital Citizenship+ Resource Platform
  4. Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP), Privacy Educators Program
  5. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), My Privacy UK
  6. Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), Peer Privacy Protector Project (PPPP)
  7. International Computer Science Institute and the University of California-Berkeley, Teaching Privacy Project
  8. Google for Education, Digital Citizenship and Safety
  9. Google for Education, Be Internet Awesome

Privacy & Pandemics: Measuring Student Engagement and Performance Online

This short training explores how some of the privacy implications of collecting and using data about student engagement and performance online as part of remote learning, and provides best practices.

Privacy & Pandemics: Video Classrooms

This short training explores how FERPA applies to remote learning via online video, whether classes can be recorded, and how to best protect student privacy while using video for remote learning.

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Resources

  1. FPF, Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP (F3), and California IT in Education (CITE), Classrooms in the Cloud Webinar (Slides)
  2. Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Video Conferencing Tools in the Age of Remote Learning: Privacy Considerations for New Technologies
  3. U.S. Department of Education, FERPA and Virtual Learning

Additional Trainings

Already gone through all our existing videos and want more? Here are more student privacy trainings and resources from various organizations.

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FPF’s playlist of trainings available on YouTube:

 

Other Training Courses

  1. Student Data Privacy Training Videos, Utah State Board of Education (on YouTube)
  2. Utah Student Data Privacy Educator Course, Utah State Board of Education (no account required)
  3. Short student privacy guidance videos, U.S. Department of Education
  4. FERPA 101 course for Local Education Agencies, U.S. Department of Education (free account creation required)
  5. FERPA 201 course on Data Sharing Under FERPA, U.S. Department of Education (free account creation required)
  6. Compliance Training: Protecting Student Privacy For Teachers, Common Sense Media (free account creation required)
  7. Short Student Data Privacy Training Modules, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (no account required)
  8. MOOC: Data Privacy? Get Schooled (course for K-12 policymakers), the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the Data Quality Campaign (free account creation required)
  9. FPF’s Student Privacy Train-the-Trainer Program (applications for 2021 program opening in September 2020)
  10. School Administrative Service Assistants Student Privacy Course, Hawaii Department of Education
  11. Training Module: COVID-19 and Student Privacy: Do’s and Don’t for State and Local Practitioners, Center for Democracy and Technology (free account creation required; all slides also available here)
  12. Facilitated Online Privacy Training for School District Leaders, CoSN (there is a course fee; the online course is offered periodically, check CoSN’s website for details)

Other Training Resources

  1. Ask Before You App, Fagen Friedman Fulfrost, LLP
  2. NCES Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy
  3. Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit, CoSN

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