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DEAL. OR. NO DEAL. While you are waiting, test your knowledge… Read each item on the “Deal or No Deal” document on your table. For each item, decide if you think it’s true (Deal) or false (No Deal). HISD Cyber Safety Initiative. Presenter:. Richard Patton E-Rate Compliance Officer. Norms:.

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DEAL

OR

NO DEAL

While you are waiting, test your knowledge…

Read each item on the “Deal or No Deal” document on your table.

For each item, decide if you think it’s true (Deal) or false (No Deal).

hisd cyber safety initiative

HISD Cyber Safety Initiative

Presenter:

Richard PattonE-Rate Compliance Officer

norms
Norms:
  • Be constructively engaged.
  • Share your best thinking.
  • Listen actively.  Assume positive intent.
  • Model the attitude of a life-long learner.
  • Take care of your needs.
session goals
Session Goals:
  • Teachers will
    • understand the compliance requirements for E-Rate and the school’s role to achieve compliance.
    • determine how to effectively provide instruction to students in Appropriate Online Behavior, Cyber Bullying and Social Networking.
    • take a tour of the Chancery module.
background
Background
  • What is E-Rate?
    • “Education Rate” is a discount process administered by the Schools and Library Program under the Federal Communications Commission
    • Funded through universal service fees collected by telecommunications providers
    • Funds are disbursed by the FCC to schools depending on the level of poverty in the area
    • Discounts are provided to HISD for:
      • Voice and data telecommunications
      • Internet access
      • Internal connections
      • Basic maintenance
background1
Background
  • What is E-Rate? (con’t)
    • Eligible items include:
      • Cabling for a computer network
      • Routers, servers, wireless networks and data cards
      • Certain software for operating systems
    • Ineligible items include:
      • Computers
      • Telephones
      • Electrical wiring
      • Modems
      • Software such as Microsoft Office
background2
Background
  • Why is E-Rate important?
    • Discounts range from 20% to 90%
    • HISD has received over $206 million from the FCC between 1998 and 2006
    • FCC has very specific, but complex rules. Non-compliance in any area jeopardizes our funds.
    • Non-compliance can result in criminal and civil offenses (and has)
key excerpts of e rate policy
Key Excerpts of E-Rate Policy
  • E-Rate Program Employees and Board Members are prohibited from accepting:
    • Any gift, meal, entertainment, or any other thing of value from any outside entity, consultant, representative who provides or seeks to provide goods or services pursuant to the E-Rate Program
  • Exception - items of de minimus intrinsic value, such as a single greeting card, basic key chain, or basic pen
  • Appearance of a conflict is as important as a real conflict
  • Where unavoidable, return item to vendor or submit to Inspector General
  • Gifts “offered but not accepted” are logged for trends
internet safety
Internet Safety
  • Regulations
    • Children’s Internet Protection Act
    • Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act
    • Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act
  • Compliance Requirements
    • Internet filtering
    • Internet Safety Policy
    • Public hearing
internet safety1
Internet Safety
  • Compliance Requirements (con’t)
    • Annual education of minors – cyber bullying, appropriate online behavior, and social networking
      • An Internet Safety section has been developed in Chancery to document the audit trail as classes are completed by each student
      • Principal certification forms must be faxed to 713-556-6015 by November 19, 2010 once all students have been educated
      • One certification form is needed for each separate campus
      • A new certification is required for those campuses who recently submitted forms that applied to the 2009/2010 school year
      • E-Rate Compliance Office will submit a confirmation upon receipt of principal certification
  • District certification to FCC
compliance expectations
Compliance Expectations
  • All offers involving gifts, donation, etc. from a technology service providers should be communicated to the E-Rate Compliance Office for full review of any negative consequences to E-Rate funds BEFORE acceptance. WHEN IN DOUBT, PLEASE DISCUSS WITH THE E-RATE COMPLIANCE OFFICE.
  • Educate students on the required topics using one of the recommended curriculum to allow for timely certification by the principal by November 19, 2010
  • Update the Internet Safety section within Chancery to provide an audit trail that will allow each principal to make the required certification
key data and contacts
Key Data and Contacts
  • Richard Patton
  • E-Rate Compliance Officer
  • rpatton@houstonisd.org
  • 713-556-6095 (office)
  • 713-556-6015 (fax for certifications)
  • E-Rate Webpage (contains link to CAA Exhibit A, E-Rate Vendor and Key Employee Listing)
  • http://www.houstonisd.org/erate
  • E-Rate Hotline1-800-483-2757
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DEAL

OR

NO DEAL

  • Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act passed in the fall of 2008 and added a new educational requirement to the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
  • Principals must certify that students on their campuses received instruction on Internet safety
  • Each campus may select the topics for Internet safety instruction for their students
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DEAL

OR

NO DEAL

  • Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act passed in the fall of 2008 and added a new educational requirement to the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
    • TRUE (Deal)
  • Principals must certify that students on their campuses received instruction on Internet safety
    • TRUE (Deal)
  • Each campus may select the topics for Internet safety instruction for their students
    • FALSE (No Deal)
what is it we want students to learn
What is it we want students to learn?
  • Three Focus Areas
    • Appropriate Online Behavior
    • Social Networking
    • Cyber Bullying
appropriate online behavior
Appropriate Online Behavior
  • Appropriate online behavior is a broader topic which includes Cyber Bullying and Social Networking but also includes ethical behavior on the Internet as well as topics covered in the HISD Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
social networking
Social Networking
  • Use of a website designed to allow multiple users to publish content about themselves and connect to other people. Information may be public or limited to people identified as “friends”. Sites may include text, images (http://flickr.com/), video (http://youtube.com/) or other media.
cyber bullying
Cyber Bullying
  • Cyber bullying is online behavior that is intended to be hurtful and is often done repeatedly. It can occur in online gaming sites, in chat rooms, and through instant messaging and e-mail.
what is it we want students to learn1
What is it we want students to learn?
  • Recommended Resources
  • HISD Technology Applications HAPGs
    • Grades K-8: 1st grading cycle
    • High School: Computer Science and Web Mastering: 1st grading cycle
  • HISD Cyber Safety Website
  • Lessons and Materials from various sources
hisd cyber safety website
HISD Cyber Safety Website
  • www.houstonisd.org
  • Log in to the portal
  • Departments > C > Curriculum
  • Cyber Safety Teacher Resources
lessons and materials
Lessons and Materials
  • EasyTech – K-8 Interactive lessons, plus discussions, activities, and journals http://www.learning.com
  • NetSmartz – Multimedia. Good for large groups and parent presentations http://www.netsmartz.org/education/
  • CyberSmart – No computer needed, good for non-lab settings, black-line masters http://cybersmartcurriculum.org/lessonsbygrade/
  • iKeepSafe – videos and other useful resources for elementary and teens http://www.ikeepsafe.org/
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DEAL

OR

NO DEAL

  • The actual materials to use for Internet safety instruction for students are determined by district policy
  • There are no Spanish resources available for teaching Internet safety
  • Internet safety instruction must be provided by the technology teacher
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DEAL

OR

NO DEAL

  • The actual materials to use for Internet safety instruction for students are determined by district policy
    • FALSE (No Deal) This is a campus-based decision.
  • There are no Spanish resources available for teaching Internet safety
    • FALSE (No Deal) Several resources provide Spanish versions.
  • Internet safety instruction must be provided by the technology teacher
    • FALSE (No Deal) Any teacher may provide the instruction.
differentiation
Differentiation
  • Ages / Grade Levels
  • Special Populations
integration
Integration
  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Health
  • Other ideas?
  • Faux Paw from ikeepsafe.orghttp://www.ikeepsafe.org/assets/videos/fauxpaw_1.swf
  • Feathers in the Wind from netsmartz.orghttp://www.netsmartz.org/stories/feathers.htm
teaching tips
Teaching Tips
  • Stay positive – Research shows scare tactics are less effective.
  • Reinforce all year – Reinforcement makes concepts more readily accessible to students when they need them.
  • It’s everyone’s job – All teachers are responsible for cyber safety strategies.
chancery
Chancery
  • How will I document that Internet Safety has been taught?
    • Designees must complete the Program Manager for Internet Safety module FIRST.
    • Designees must fax a completed security form which has been reviewed and signed by the principal to the SIS Department.
so what
So what?
  • Who will teach this content on my campus?
  • When will this content be taught?
  • Where will this content be taught?
  • How will this content be taught?
    • Setting
    • Groupings
    • Materials
this presentation
This Presentation
  • Question: Where can I find this presentation and the resources that I have used today in this training?
  • Answer: This presentation can be found on the HISD Cyber Safety website
cyber bullying1
Cyber Bullying
  • Question: What does a school do if cyber bullying occurs?
  • Answer: HISD has excellent resources for schools dealing with cyber bullying.
    • School Support Services
      • Peter Messiah, Mgr. Safe and Drug-Free Schools
      • Karen Washington, Mgr. Character Education
parent involvement
Parent Involvement
  • Question: How can I involve parents?
  • Answer: There are lots of ways to involve parents. Reach out to your parent teacher organizations including your VIPS. Have a technology night and bring in a guest speaker from School Support Services or PDS.
no computer lab
No Computer Lab
  • Question: What do I do if my school doesn’t have access to a computer lab?
  • Answer: Many of the lesson resources can be done offline with various activities in a regular classroom. Most of the others can use one computer from the front of the room.
no computer lab1
No Computer Lab
  • Answer (continued): Refer to the Cyber Safety Resource Grid to support your instructional decisions.
pre k and kindergarten
Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Question: Do Pre-K and Kindergarten students use social networking sites?
  • Answer: Actually there are a number of early childhood game sites where students interact. Most of them are moderated by adults.
lesson resources
Lesson Resources
  • Question: Where can we access the Cyber Safety lesson resources?
  • Answer: On the HISD Cyber Safety Website.
further questions
Further Questions?
  • E-Rate  rpatton@houstonisd.org
  • Curriculum  eperrin@houstonisd.org
  • Chancery  SISNEWS@houstonisd.org
  • HISD Cyber Safety Website (must log into the portal and go to the Curriculum Department page)
  • Exit Ticket – completed evaluation