Upcoming Webinars

April 15, 2015 - Copyright in the Classroom

Students and teachers are constantly using different kinds of social media today, both for personal and professional use. Students are creating work for class, but are also privately posting such works online to share with friends and family. Teachers are creating lesson plans from scratch for use in their classrooms, but are also selling them online to other educators. Some are also using commercially available materials, videos, movies, performances, etc., as part of their curricular activities. During this session, our presenters will discuss how such situations and others can raise copyright law issues in the classroom, such as "who owns the work", what about "work for hire", when can use of certain materials be classified as "educational fair use", when do materials fall into the "public domain", and "what protections are available to the school district". Both of our presenters are education attorneys with extensive experience advising districts on copyright issues, and will provide hands-on, valuable insight in how to assist your clients with this intriguing area. Register now for this webinar.

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
  • Host: Leza Conliffe, Senior Staff Attorney, NSBA Office of General Counsel
  • Presenter: Dr. Carol Simpson, Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C., Plano, TX; and Colleen M. Uhlenkamp, Davis & Kuelthau, Madison, WI

May 6, 2015 - Advising School Districts in Cloud Computing Contracts

Software as a Service (SaaS) contracts are an increasingly attractive option for school districts hoping to take advantage of the benefits of cloud-based technologies. But while the list of software for students and teachers (Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud) and enterprise solutions (MUNIS, SchoolDude) continues to grow, how can you make sure your school district's contracts keep up with the legal issues associated with these new technologies? This session will address crucial contracting issues not covered in the COSA resource Cloud Computing and Student Privacy: A Guide for School Attorneys, such as foreign data centers, data audit trails, data security, practical limits on contract enforceability, avoiding spoliation of evidence, state records retention laws, and FOI. Mr. Tokarz has presented at several NSBA conferences on technology and contracting issues. Register now for this webinar.

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (EDT)
  • Host: Sonja Trainor, Director, Council of School Attorneys
  • Presenter: Tom Tokarz, Special Counsel, Henrico County Public Schools, VA

Please Note: CLE credit for COSA live webinars may be available in your state. Please contact Laura Baird at lbaird@nsba.org for more information.

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