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Combatting Bias in Education: Strategies to Avoid Discrimination and Foster Inclusivity
  • On-demand
Megan Farrell

Please join Megan Farrell for a practical, issues-focused discussion of the challenges educators face in addressing bias throughout the sector. This session will highlight key areas of concern and discuss how to implement change, as necessary. Aside from discussing change, we will also explore mechanisms to track the results of your intervention to assist in funding initiatives in the future.

Social Media and Students with Special Needs
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join Erin Gilsbach as she discusses student needs and school legal obligations related to student use of social media by students with disabilities. She addresses instances where FAPE under the IDEA and/or Section 504 may require schools to provide additional services and accommodations for students with special needs to help them deal with issues such as cyberbullying, the impact that social media can have on students with social skills deficits, online safety, and student data privacy.

7 Key Rules that Schools Need to Know about Online Options, Digital Education, and Special Ed Law
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join Atty. Erin D. Gilsbach as she provides critical information that every special education administrator needs to know about technology, special education, I:1/BYOD programs, and legal liability, including adhering to pseudo-parental-permission requirements when using online learning systems and apps for student education, addressing CIPA-related issues, and protecting student privacy in a digital world.

Administration/Board Member Relationships: Tips and Tools for Preserving the Positive, Rehabilitating the Negative, and Preventing Total Collapse
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Atty. Gilsbach offers insight into how such tensions occur and preventative measures that can be taken to avoid them. She focuses on strategies and tools that can be used to strengthen the relationship between administrators and school boards, and she provides information regarding the legal, financial, and operational toll that poor administration/board relations can have on an educational system.

Analyzing and Addressing Student Sexual Harassment Complaints in K-12 Schools
  • On-demand
Richard Verstegen

Please join Richard Verstegen for this important discussion regarding addressing complaints related to student sexual harassment under Title IX to ensure that schools avoid liability.

Educating Students with Medical Needs: 10 Essential Accommodation Considerations for 504 Teams
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join attorney Erin Gilsbach as she explores the full scope of Section 504 accommodations and identifies a logical, methodical process of considerations that 504 teams can follow to ensure that students’ needs are met comprehensively and appropriately. She addresses such issues as administration of medication, accommodations during extracurricular activities, training of staff, and more. This session is packed full of practical tips and tools that schools can use to bolster the legal defensibility of their Section 504 plans.

Establishing Effective School-based Volunteer Programs: Opportunities and Challenges You Haven’t Considered
  • On-demand
Lynn Ivey

Please join Lynn Ivey as she shares strategies for building an effective school-based volunteer program with committed partners who can transform your “wish we could” list into your “look what we accomplished” list. You will find ways to unlock the power of volunteerism with a well-structured recruitment, training and support system that supports a wide range of volunteer options. We will also discuss the particular issues that must be addressed when working with youth in a school environment.

Field Trips, Extracurricular Activities, and Special Needs Students: Common Liability Issues and Practical Solutions
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Using recent cases from across the nation to provide an expansive study of the topic, Atty. Gilsbach addresses some of the most prominent and sometimes puzzling issues, including: requirements for nurse attendance; administration of medication; volunteers and the provision of services and accommodations; confidentiality issues; parental attendance; disagreement between the school and the student’s physician regarding ability to participate; implementation of accommodations at irregular or one-time events (dances, performances, etc.); and much more.

Field Trips: How to Prepare for and Guard Against the Legal Risks
  • On-demand
Kathleen E. Dion

Please join attorney Kathleen E. Dion as she provides comprehensive guidance on recognizing risks associated with school-sponsored trips, along with the creation of an action plan to prepare for and mitigate any potential injuries and litigation. This will include but is not limited to, discussing how to implement appropriate safety protocols and creating a checklist to minimize potential risk before students embark on off-campus trips.

Finalizing the Investigation and Addressing Post-Investigation Issues in K-12 Schools
  • On-demand
Richard Verstegen

This presentation will explain the need for institutions to consider these additional procedures within its overall investigation and develop effective policies and procedures to properly address these matters.

For College-Bound Athletes Compliance with NCAA and NAIA Rules Begins in High School: Review of the Requirements
  • On-demand
Julian Beckwith

Please join Julian Beckwith as he explains NCAA and NAIA step-by-step so that you can feel confident that your athletic programs and athletes are on track to be eligible to participate in their sport when they get to college.

From ADHD to Emotional Disturbance: Tips and Tools for Handling Tricky Manifestation Determinations
  • On-demand
Erin D. Gilsbach

Please join school law attorney Erin D. Gilsbach as she provides an in-depth look at how the courts have ruled in these challenging situations. Using a case-study approach, Ms. Gilsbach provides insight into litigation trends, identifies what criteria are important to consider in the decision-making process, and delineates what facts are most persuasive to courts. This session is ideal for building administrators, special education administrators, special education case managers, school psychologists, and any other school personnel involved in the manifestation determination process.

International Student Risks: Mitigating Pitfalls and Liability Issues
  • On-demand
Kathleen E. Dion

Please join attorney Kathleen E. Dion as she helps you evaluate the unique issues, from student wellness, to disciplinary and compliance issues, all in a manner designed to provide you with real protocols and action items to mitigate potential problems and risks.

Investigating Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment in K-12 Schools
  • On-demand
Richard Verstegen

Please join Rick Verstegen as he explains the need for schools to adopt clear policies and procedures on how to address complaints of student-on-student sexual harassment, how to investigate complaints of such sexual harassment, and how to take appropriate action as a result of such investigations.

K-12 STEM Education: Linking Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment to Improve Your Program
  • On-demand
Ethan Ake-Little

Please join Ethan Ake-Little as he helps school administrators not only understand what goes into a successful STEM program, but what steps you may take to help their districts reach that point.

Planning and Conducting Student Sexual Harassment Investigations in K-12 Schools
  • On-demand
Richard Verstegen

Please join Richard Verstegen for this discussion regarding the best practices of an effective investigation into a complaint of sexual harassment, including methods on interviewing witnesses, analyzing various evidence and testimony, and applying this evidence to the applicable legal standards.

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