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Administration
Beat OCR to the Punch: Web Page Regulations and Enforcement
Get up to speed on what OCR is looking for, and how to fix it in the fastest way possible to avoid an OCR enforcement action. Details

The OCR is on an enforcement crusade to make school district web pages accessible to those with disabilities.  Several Texas districts have already been targeted.  Spend a few minutes getting up to speed on what OCR is looking for, and how to fix it in the fastest way possible to avoid an OCR enforcement action.

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$75.00
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Legal Issues for New Technology Applications Webcast
Whether it's Facebook or Twitter, Google Docs or Evernote, new technology applications have legal and operational effects on schools. Details

Whether it's Facebook or Twitter, Google Docs or Evernote, new technology applications have legal and operational effects on schools. The impact of new technologies and apps are especially important for one-to-one and BYOD schools.

Cloud computing applications pose additional legal complications. We have been asked to offer training sessions to help districts identify the issues in these sorts of new technological applications, and to determine the proper oversight when contemplating a new technology, so take advantage of this easy way to get the answers you are looking for.

Topics Covered:

  • COPPA and CIPA issues
  • Copyright issues
  • Contract issues
  • Potential consequences for failure to monitor

 

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$150.00
Construction
10 Things to Know Before You Build
You will learn about bond publicity, seeking architects and taking the steps that will allow you to hit the ground running once you pass your bond. Details

In this webcast you will learn about bond publicity, seeking architects and taking the steps that will allow you to hit the ground running once you pass your bond. Remember - in construction, time really is money.

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$150.00
Listen Up Contractor! I've Got Something to Say
Learn 5 things you can do when your project starts to head south. Details

Learn 5 things you can do when your project starts to head south.

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$150.00
What Can I Expect From My Architect?
Learn what your architect can and should do for you. From pre-bond planning through final payment, the possibilities may surprise you. Details

Learn what your architect can and should do for you. From pre-bond planning through final payment, the possibilities may surprise you.

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$150.00
What Can I Expect From My Contractor?
Learn about the role of the contractor in the Construction Manager at Risk, Construction Manager-Agent and General Contractor methods of delivery. Details

Learn about the role of the contractor in the Construction Manager at Risk, Construction Manager-Agent and General Contractor methods of delivery.

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$150.00
Especially for Educators
Copyright Basics
This is a foundation session for those who know little or nothing about copyright and how it affects schools. Details

This foundation session is for those who know little or nothing about copyright and how it affects schools. Our presenter, Dr. Carol Simpson, will help you learn about the rights of a copyright holder, who owns copyrights, how you might get in trouble using copyrighted material, and gain a basic understanding of fair use. Even if you already know a little about copyright this session will refresh your understanding and bring you up to speed on new laws and interpretations.

This is a recorded webcast.

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$150.00
Copyright for Career Education
In this session we highlight spotting what is protected by copyright and what cannot be protected and is therefore free to use. You should have a foundation understanding of copyright to get the most from this session. Details

Applying the traditional school fair use rules is sometimes difficult in technology and career education curriculum. These areas have a unique set of materials and students and copyright concerns about reproduction, adaptation, and performance of the works of others. In this session our presenter, Dr. Carol Simpson, will highlight spotting what is protected by copyright and what cannot be protected and is therefore free to use. You should have a foundation understanding of copyright to get the most from this session.

This is a recorded webcast.

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$150.00
Copyright for Core Curriculum
The core curriculum classes share a set of copyright concerns. We explain these copyright issues. Details

The core curriculum classes (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, or Foreign Language) share a set of copyright concerns regarding reproduction and performance of materials, protecting materials purchased with school funds, adapting materials for mainstreamed students, and generally making an enticing learning environment. Our presenter, Dr. Carol Simpson, explains these copyright issues. You should have a foundation understanding of copyright to get the most from this session.

This is a recorded webcast.

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$150.00
Copyright for Fine Arts
Our presenter explores the guidelines and regulations that affect those areas differently from standard classroom uses. Details

Your band, orchestra, choir, theatre arts group, visual artists, or any group that performs plays or musicals must heed special copyright rules. Our presenter, Dr. Carol Simpson, explores the guidelines and regulations that affect those areas differently from standard classroom uses. From public performance to background music to school dances, copyright issues are waiting to bedevil you. You should have a foundation understanding of copyright to get the most from this session.

This is a recorded webcast.

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$150.00
Managing Copyright in Your Building
Do you know just enough about copyright to get yourself and your building into trouble? This could be the session for you. Details

Do you know just enough about copyright to get yourself and your building into trouble? This could be the session for you. If you are a school leader, our presenter, Dr. Carol Simpson, will show you how to manage the copyrighted materials in your building in a way that maximizes their value to the educational program and still keeps you within the limits of the law. It's a bonus if you can maintain the friendship and respect of your colleagues. You should have a foundation understanding of copyright to get the most from this session.

This is a recorded webcast.

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$150.00
Governance
A Board Member's Role in School Construction Webcast
This session will introduce board members to their responsibilities in procuring and monitoring construction services. Details

This session will introduce board members to their responsibilities in procuring and monitoring construction services. We will cover the basic steps a district must follow to properly procure construction and discuss the fundamentals of preventive construction law – administration through documentation. 

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$150.00
Board Meetings: A Crash Course for Newly Elected Board Members
This introductory webinar will provide you with the information you need to pull off flawless meetings. Details

Every new School Board wants to hit the ground running and look like pros at their first board meeting. This introductory webinar will provide you with the information you need to pull off flawless meetings.

Attendees receive one hour of Tier 3 credit. 

Topics Covered:

  • Agenda Writing
  • Motions and Consent Agendas
  • Open v Closed Sessions
  • Cancellations, Special and Emergency Meetings
  • Open Forum

This webcast is presented by Holly Boyd Wardell.

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$150.00
Conflicts Disclosures
Learn about the new requirements in this 30-minute webcast, which may cover multiple District employees that were previously not covered. Details

Effective September 1, 2015, the law related to conflicts disclosures in purchasing was substantially expanded.  

Learn about the new requirements in this 30-minute webcast, which may cover multiple District employees that were previously not covered.

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$75.00
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PIA Essentials: Bids, Bidding, and Bidders
Learn when and why you can sometimes keep documents confidential to protect your bargaining position, and what you’ll need to do when the bitter bidder requests any and all documents relating to the better bids. Details

You can bet that bidders will bristle when they’ve been out-bid, but thanks to the Public Information Act, their bark is worse than their bite. Buy yourself some peace of mind with this 30-minute essentials training, which will cover the basics of PIA requests for bidding documents. Learn when and why you can sometimes keep documents confidential to protect your bargaining position, and what you’ll need to do when the bitter bidder requests any and all documents relating to the better bids.

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$75.00
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PIA Essentials: Election Documents
Your ballot applications, campaign finance reports, voter records and other election documents have loads of confidential information, and during this webcast you’ll learn about the PIA and Election Code requirements you need to know when dealing with requests for those documents. Details

The May elections are coming soon, and requests for election documents under the Public Information Act are coming even sooner. Elect to keep yourself up-to date with this 30-minute essentials training! Your ballot applications, campaign finance reports, voter records and other election documents have loads of confidential information, and during this webcast you’ll learn about the PIA and Election Code requirements you need to know when dealing with requests for those documents.

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$75.00
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PIA Essentials: Third-Party Privacy & Notifications
Learn how and when you need to notify third parties, why you might want to keep their information confidential, and how to navigate a PIA request involving confidential third-party information. Details

Two’s company and three’s a crowd, especially under the Public Information Act. Everything gets more complicated when a third party’s information has been requested under the PIA, but this 30-minute essentials training will teach you how to deal with that unwanted third wheel. Learn how and when you need to notify third parties, why you might want to keep their information confidential, and how to navigate a PIA request involving confidential third-party information.

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$75.00
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Personnel
I-9 Documentation and Visas for Schools
This webinar will refresh you regarding what needs to be documented and how to self-audit and correct errors. Details

This is the hiring time of year. With all your new employees, do you have your ducks in a row regarding the required Form I-9 and work authorization? I-9 audits are on the rise, and financial penalties for improper documentation can be significant. And if a pattern of violation is uncovered, criminal penalties are possible. This webinar will refresh you regarding what needs to be documented and how to self-audit and correct errors.

Available Formats: Webcast
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$150.00
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Legal Issues for Bus Drivers
Arm your employees who enjoy the least immunity - your bus drivers. Details

Your district's bus drivers confront potential legal problems every day. They face student discipline scenarios, special education requirements, and liability issues every time they pull away from the curb. Of course, as District employees, there are also concerns regarding workplace harassment. Arm your employees who enjoy the least immunity with legal information that can save the district from enormous potential litigation exposure.

This is a recorded webcast.

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$400.00
Understanding the New DOL Overtime Rule
The final DOL Overtime Rule is out and will become effective December 1, 2016. Details

The final DOL Overtime Rule is out! The Rule will become effective December 1, 2016, but because of the budgetary implications, the time to plan for implementation is now. In this webinar, we explain the new Rule, how it affects school districts, and steps to take to implement the Rule.

Available Formats: Webcast
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$150.00
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