Legal And Safety Responsibilities In Education

An important aspect of classroom management is keeping students safe.   Student safety concerns include the use of technology and other   classroom resources, maintaining students’ privacy, bullying,   trauma, and child abuse. Teachers need to be aware of their legal and   ethical responsibilities when it comes to protecting students in their classrooms.

For this assignment, prepare a 10-12 slide digital   presentation  for an upcoming professional development for fellow   teachers. Explain applicable federal/state/local laws and the current   school and district policies related to teachers’ responsibilities to   protect students’ rights and safety.

The presentation should include specific examples related to four of   the following topics:

  • Digital citizenship (e.g., communication, literacy, etiquette,     law, rights and responsibilities, and security)

Two additional topics from the list below:

  • Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation/Violence, on and off   campus
  • Searches of students (e.g., drugs, weapons,   cellphones)
  • Reporting requirements for suspected child   abuse
  • FERPA and students’ privacy rights
  • Trauma or traumatic events (e.g., fire, bomb threat,   evacuation)

One additional topic from the list below:

  • Extracurricular teacher assignments and responsibilities     (e.g., playground supervision, coaching, club sponsoring)
  • Maintaining inclusion classrooms and compliance with IEPs for     students with exceptionalities
  • Managing a classroom when     1:1 technology is present
  • Teachers’ professional     behavior on and off campus, and online when communicating with the     community, colleagues, and stakeholders

In addition, create a title slide, reference slide, and presenter’s notes.

Support your presentation with a minimum of three resources.

While GCU style format is not required for the body of this   assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations   and references should be presented using documentation guidelines,   which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student   Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning   the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.