Free Student Privacy Train-the-Trainer Program for K12
2021 Cohort Information
Audience: School attorneys, state and local education agencies, and faculty at colleges of teacher education.
Since 2013, over 130 new student privacy laws have passed in 41 states, with more bills and regulations being rolled out each year and in 2020, the shift to hybrid and distance learning created new privacy concerns. This isn’t only a legal problem: as technology changes and the amount of information schools collect and maintain increases, conveying best practices to schools that adequately protect student privacy is extremely challenging.
The Future of Privacy Forum, a nonprofit focused on privacy, created the free Train-the-Trainer program to help school attorneys, state and local education agencies, and faculty at colleges of teacher education become student privacy experts who can help their stakeholders and train their peers on this changing legal and edtech privacy landscape.
Whether you are new to the student privacy world or an experienced practitioner, the FPF Student Privacy Train-the-Trainer Program will provide the knowledge and skills to make you a student privacy expert while connecting you with a peer network and student privacy experts from across the country.
Participants should have a strong interest in student privacy and the willingness to conduct student privacy training at their institutions or relevant conferences. They should also be able to dedicate on average six hours per month for the program’s virtual webinars (90 minutes) and asynchronous activities (4-5 hours). Depending on conditions at the time, participants may need to travel to Washington, D.C. for an in-person closing workshop in November 2021. Travel scholarships are available for a limited number of participants.
For attorneys, the program provides a minimum of 10 CLE credits to accepted participants who participate in all in-person and virtual trainings.
Hear what participants of the 2020 Train-the-Trainer program had to say about the value of the program, and its impact on their day-to-day work.
To apply please click the “apply to the program” link below or visit https://studentprivacycompass.org/ttt-k12-application21/, or you can nominate someone to be part of the program. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis but must be submitted no later than February 5th.