Are Online Courses Harming the Students Who Need Help the Most?

Cartoon of two students showing WiFi signal and large question markA recent New York Times article reported “mounting evidence that the growth of online education is hurting a critical group: the less proficient students who are precisely those most in need of skilled classroom teachers.” At the other end of the learning spectrum, can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids? Join us as a panel of experienced educators, all members of the TICAL Cadre, tackle these questions and invite you to share your thoughts. Moderated by Michael Simkins. Panelists:

  • Susan Brooks-Young
  • Janice Delagrammatikas
  • Butch Owens
  • Gabe Soumakian
  • John White

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Recognizing Lies: An introduction to Literacy in the post-truth era

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Susan Brooks-Young

The spread of misinformation is nothing new, but websites and social media make it far easier to distribute and more difficult to detect. In this webinar Susan Brooks-Young offers an overview of literacy skills today’s educators need, both personally and to help their students become more discriminating consumers of media.

Protecting Student Data Privacy—Basics for School Administrators

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Susan Brooks-Young

Concerns about protecting students’ privacy online are not new, but they are expanding to incorporate not just what’s being collected, but how that information is being used and by whom. Laws exist at both federal and state levels that include mandates for educators, but many school administrators are not aware of recent changes that may impact them. Watch this recorded webinar to raise your awareness about laws and practices that individual schools and school districts need to explore further. Presenter: Susan Brooks-Young.