K-12

Schools with students in kindergarten through twelfth grade face specific challenges educating their diverse populations, keeping up with legal mandates, and satisfying fervent parents. Training in this area focuses on K–12 schools.

K-12

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  1. Breaking: Department of Education’s New Title IX Guidance
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    Breaking: Department of Education’s New Title IX Guidance
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, August 9, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will help you identify the critical legal issues from this new guidance document. You will learn the impact it may have on off-campus activities, allowing individuals to appear virtually in the grievance process, and other specific Title IX sexual harassment issues.

    What You'll Learn

    • How will the Questions and Answers affect your Title IX grievance process?
    • Are policy changes necessary?
    • When must you accept complaints from people not related to your school?
    • What pandemic-specific issues should you consider?
    • What new guidance should you follow when conducting investigations?
    • When and how can you use restorative justice or mediation?
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    Breaking: Department of Education’s New Title IX Guidance
    Monday, August 9, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    $99.00
  2. Supreme Court Decision On First Amendment Rights: Update K-12 Policies for 2021-22
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    Supreme Court Decision On First Amendment Rights: Update K-12 Policies for 2021-22
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, August 11, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern

    Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will explain what the Mahanoy decision should mean for your student speech policy. You will learn how to adapt while balancing student rights with school decorum.

    What You'll Learn

    • What fundamental common-law rules govern student speech?
    • What grounds did B. L. and her parents use to challenge the disciplinary action?
    • What do the primary, concurring, and dissenting opinions tell you?
    • What factors distinguish off-campus speech from on-campus communications?
    • Can you still constitutionally regulate any student speech?
    • How can you distill a legal student speech policy?
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    Supreme Court Decision On First Amendment Rights: Update K-12 Policies for 2021-22
    Wednesday, August 11, 2021; 1:30 PM Eastern
    Dr. Jim Castagnera
    $99.00
  3. Breaking: DOE Statement About Transgender Students And Title IX Protections: Update Policies For 2021-22
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    Breaking: DOE Statement About Transgender Students And Title IX Protections: Update Policies For 2021-22

    Education law expert Rick Verstegen will help you identify the important legal issues with this new guidance document. You will learn what impact it will have on specific school issues, including extracurricular activities, facility use, and preferred names.

    What You'll Learn

    • What impact will this Notice have on school programs and activities?
    • How does Title IX define harassment?
    • What investigations must you conduct in response to allegations?
    • What specific policy revisions do you need to make now?
    • What language should your nondiscrimination policy include?
    • Why is the Bostock v. Clayton County decision important?
    • What other laws, regulations, notices, and cases relate to this issue?
  4. Title IX Training For Students And Parents In K-12 Schools
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    Title IX Training For Students And Parents In K-12 Schools
    Online Training Available on August 4

    Leading education law expert Richard Verstegen will help parents and students understand the crucial implications of Title IX on your school. They will learn the policies and procedures they must follow and review case studies of common issues.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the history, purpose, and scope of Title IX?
    • What procedures should families follow related to Title IX concerns?
    • How does Title IX cover athletics, pregnancy, employment, and LGBTQ students?
    • How do other laws relate to Title IX matters?
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    Title IX Training For Students And Parents In K-12 Schools
    Online Training Available on August 4
    Richard F. Verstegen
    From $19.00 From $15.00
  5. Title IX Basics For Teachers And Other Staff In K-12 Schools
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    Title IX Basics For Teachers And Other Staff In K-12 Schools
    Scheduled for 75 minutes including question and answer period. Friday, August 20, 2021; 11:30 AM Eastern

    Leading education law expert Richard Verstegen will help teachers and other school staff understand the tremendous implications of Title IX on your school. They will learn the policies and procedures they must follow and review case studies of common issues.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the history, purpose, and scope of Title IX?
    • What procedures should teachers follow related to Title IX concerns?
    • How does Title IX cover athletics, pregnancy, employment, and LGBTQ students?
    • What other laws relate to Title IX matters?
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    Title IX Basics For Teachers And Other Staff In K-12 Schools
    Friday, August 20, 2021; 11:30 AM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    From $59.00 From $39.00
  6. Ransomware: Step-By-Step Response And Remediation Plan
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    Ransomware: Step-By-Step Response And Remediation Plan
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Friday, July 16, 2021; 12:30 PM Eastern

    Cybersecurity consultant Art Taryan will explain why ransomware attacks work and how to thwart them. You will learn what steps you need to take today to protect your organization and prepare to respond.

    Topics covered

    • What is ransomware? How does it function?
    • What is the typical threat actor attack chain?
    • What is the current ransomware threat landscape?
    • How can organizations prepare for ransomware?
    • How should you respond to ransomware?
    • How can your organization recover from an attack?
    • What are the best practices from private industry?
    • What steps does the federal government recommend you take?
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    Ransomware: Step-By-Step Response And Remediation Plan
    Friday, July 16, 2021; 12:30 PM Eastern
    Art Taryan
    $149.00
  7. 2021-22 Student Handbooks: Legal Requirements And COVID-19 Revisions
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    2021-22 Student Handbooks: Legal Requirements And COVID-19 Revisions
    Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, August 30, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern

    Education law expert Richard Verstegen will help you identify the current legal issues with your student handbook. You will learn about required changes resulting from recent court cases, regulations, and agency interpretations. 

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the purpose and scope of student handbooks?
    • What key provisions should you include?
    • How should you address privacy, technology, records, and investigations?
    • What legal issues must you consider when addressing academic expectations?
    • What are the constitutional implications of student handbooks?
    • How does the First Amendment relate to your dress code and other provisions?
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    2021-22 Student Handbooks: Legal Requirements And COVID-19 Revisions
    Monday, August 30, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern
    Richard F. Verstegen
    From $99.00
  8. Summer Strategy Series: Practical Tactics To Teach Immigrant Students And English Language Learners
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    Summer Strategy Series: Practical Tactics To Teach Immigrant Students And English Language Learners
    2 Sessions scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern & Tuesday, July 13, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will reveal how to support immigrant students and English language learners. You will discover techniques you can apply immediately to kick off the new school year.

    What You'll Learn

    • Cultural competency
    • Curriculum changes to accommodate immigrants
    • Specific challenges of immigrant students
    • Student demographics and backgrounds
    • ELL profile
    • Immediate instructional changes to encourage language acquisition
    • Cultural competence in an ELL classroom
    • Principles you should embody as a cultural and language broker
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    • Series
    Summer Strategy Series: Practical Tactics To Teach Immigrant Students And English Language Learners
    Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern & Tuesday, July 13, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern
    Jessica Camacho
    $129.00
  9. How To Help Immigrant Students: Classroom Needs
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    How To Help Immigrant Students: Classroom Needs
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will explain how to help your immigrant students avoid culture shock, develop English language skills, and serve as valuable mentors for their peers. You will learn how to adapt policies and instruction to accommodate this growing sector of the population.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can immigrant students help you build cultural competency?
    • What curriculum changes should you make to accommodate immigrants?
    • How can you ensure English language learners succeed?
    • What specific challenges do immigrant students face?
    • How are student demographics and backgrounds changing?
    • Live Session
    How To Help Immigrant Students: Classroom Needs
    Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern
    Jessica Camacho
    $79.00
  10. How To Be An Advocate For BIPOC Students In 2021-22
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    How To Be An Advocate For BIPOC Students In 2021-22
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, June 29, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern

    Lifelong educator Jessica Camacho will explain how educator-advocates can transform the school experiences of BIPOC students. You will learn what steps to take during the summer to begin the school year enabling this essential sector of your school community to feel valued and included.

    What You'll Learn

    • What opportunities, perspectives, and challenges does advocacy pose?
    • How can you develop and foster cultural competency?
    • What equity-driven policies should you implement?
    • How can you identify and overcome implicit and explicit bias?
    • What anti-racist work can you do within and beyond the classroom?
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    How To Be An Advocate For BIPOC Students In 2021-22
    Tuesday, June 29, 2021; 1:00 PM Eastern
    Jessica Camacho
    $79.00
  11. Unconscious Bias And How To Decrease It
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    Unconscious Bias And How To Decrease It
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, June 28, 2021; 11:30 AM Eastern

    Education leader and equity expert Michael Lowe will offer insight into the dilemma of unconscious bias. You will start the new school year with a heightened understanding and practical steps to eliminate this problem.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the most common forms of unconscious bias in schools?
    • What are the daily repercussions of unconscious bias in the classroom?
    • What role do teachers and other staff members play in perpetuating bias?
    • What steps can you take now to eliminate bias in the new school year?
    • How can you continuously fight and overcome discrimination in school?
    • How should educators address racial identity?
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    Unconscious Bias And How To Decrease It
    Monday, June 28, 2021; 11:30 AM Eastern
    Michael Lowe
    $99.00
  12. Police In Our Schools: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?
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    Police In Our Schools: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?

    Educational law expert Dr. Jim Castagnera will present a balanced view of the pros and cons of police patrolling K–12 corridors. You will learn if changes are in the best interest of students and how to communicate them to your community.

    What You'll Learn

    • How are schools reacting to community demands to remove police from schools?
    • What is the philosophy of police presence in public schools?
    • What is the record of police effectiveness and action in schools?
    • What are the nation’s largest school districts doing now? Why?
    • Who can replace the police if they are removed from schools?
    • What roles do unions and collective bargaining play in the decision?

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