Professional Development for Administrators, Teachers, and Support Staff

School district leader provides resources on professional development opportunities for administrators, teachers, and support staff.
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About this Micro-credential

Key Method

The school district leader provides an overview of the current professional development opportunities that his or her district provides for administrators, teachers, and support staff around student data privacy. He or she then offers examples of these professional development opportunities, along with a reflection on the importance of professional development in ensuring student data privacy.

Method Components

Professional Development for Administrators, Teachers and Support Staff is the fifth micro-credential in the Student Data Privacy stack:

  1. Foundations of Student Data Privacy
  2. Determining Your School District’s Data Privacy Needs
  3. Communicating with Parents and Community Stakeholders About Student Data Privacy
  4. Evaluating an Online Service Provider
  5. Professional Development for Administrators, Teachers, and Support Staff

The successful implementation of student data privacy policies rests in large part on the teachers, support staff, and other district personnel who work with student data on a regular basis. These individuals must have a grounded understanding of student data privacy as well as knowledge of relevant district, state, and federal policies. It is essential for districts to provide meaningful professional development opportunities to help build this understanding and stay informed of the latest developments on the subject.

Research & Resources

Supporting Research

Resources

  • Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices, U.S. Department of Education
    http://bit.ly/2e9eEB6

Submission Requirements

Submission Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria

Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a “Yes” on Parts 1, 2, and 3.

Part 1. Overview Questions

Provide an overview of the current professional development opportunities that your district provides to administrators, teachers, and support staff to help build their understanding of student data privacy. If your district does not currently provide any opportunities, provide a description of why they would be of value. (200-word limit)

Part 2. Evidence/Artifacts

Describe three or more professional development opportunities that your district provides around student data privacy. Support this description with one or more artifacts from each of the professional development experiences. (Note: If your district does not provide three of them, you can create artifacts to represent potential future opportunities.)

Part 3. Reflection

Why is it essential that a district provide meaningful professional development opportunities around student data privacy? In your response, make sure to include at least two core elements of an effective professional development experience. Feel free to submit this reflection in whatever format is most effective for you (e.g., text, audio, video, etc.).

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Requirements

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