Summer 2018 Professional Development Opportunities/School Law
Below are course descriptions and registration links. All of these trainings are free to APSRC member schools. To register, just click on the name of the course you would like to attend.
Morning session – School Law for Charters (3 hours): A perennial favorite, this 3-hour session hits the really big points of both state and federal school laws and identifies where charter schools are different. Perfect for new educators or as a refresher on new updates. We will also forecast anticipated changes, as appropriate.
Afternoon session 1 – Child Maltreatment (1 hour): This session covers the basics of reporting child maltreatment and recognizing human trafficking victims with resources for help.
Afternoon session 2 – Social Media and the School (2 hours): Working out the logistics of student and employee speech online, especially through social media is a national challenge! From bullying to inappropriate relationships and beyond, we will discuss not only the areas of uncertainty but also recent cases giving guidance. We will also discuss current best practices for social media policies, current laws regarding employee social media accounts, and most importantly – keeping students safe and feeling empowered to alert school officials to dangerous online communications.
Time & Date: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 28, 2018, APSRC
Audience: Superintendents, administrators, classroom teachers, HR/Federal Program Coordinators, classified workers
Presenters: APSRC Legal Team and special guests
To register, click here.
Morning session – Hiring, Firing and Everything in Between (3 hours): In this session, we’ll cover TFDA/non-TFDA discipline and termination best practices; FLSA, FMLA, ADA, Title IV, Title VII, Title IX, eVerify Right-to-Work-Status, EEOC and OPSC investigations, Workers’ Comp, Veteran’s Preference, Investigations, Disciplining Effectively, and why the school leader has to be “the enforcer.” We’ve also placed a stronger emphasis on immigration law and workplace sexual harassment issues.
Afternoon session 1 – Intellectual Property (1 hour): ESSA requires that schools teach students about responsibly using intellectual property belonging to others: we will talk copyright law and fair use so that students (and schools) can avoid angry letters from lawyers in tall buildings. There will also be a short segment on branding/logo issue: avoiding infringing on others and how to protect your own brand from unscrupulous users.
Afternoon session 2 – Hot Topics in SPED (2 hours): The most frequently asked special education questions and what’s making the news in SPED in 2018.
Time & Date: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 12, 2018, APSRC
Audience: Superintendents, administrators, classroom teachers, HR/Federal Program Coordinators, SPED, classified workers
Presenters: APSRC legal team and special guests
To register, click here.