Digital Professionalism for Educators
Digital Professionalism for Educators

Program length

Audience

Schools / Educators

Delivery Options

Live HD Broadcast / In-Person

Digital footprints are increasingly important aspects of an individual’s identity in a technological enriched society such as Canada—and are especially important aspects of a professional’s identity. Web 2.0 & social media offer great potential as tools for educational leadership, community engagement, pedagogy & professional development, but educators need to know how to manage them professionally. Digital footprints of individuals also have ramifications for their employers and their organizations—school districts, banks, hospitals, unions/associations.  People’s digital activities leave traces—both public and private–that others can find to build individual and organizational profiles—and even sell! Many educators have had little training in developing or managing a professional digital footprint. They may be technically savvy regarding the use of social networking and web 2.0 sites, yet don’t often understand the permanence & persistence of digital data, the ways in which their personal and professional data can be aggregated, & how that data can affect them professionally. This includes an understanding of where, when, & how to separate personal and professional content. The goal of this session is to empower professional educators with the knowledge and skills to establish, grow, & manage their digital footprints, as well as the digital footprints of their schools/districts or organizations.

(Note: This session can be tailored to participant & school levels: administrators, faculty, staff, K-12, post-secondary– or a combination thereof.)

Topics Covered

  • Ground participants’ understanding of “privacy” by reviewing its status as a right under the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms, with reference to BC’s FIPPA as well as other relevant legislation;
  • Define & explore “personal information” in the context of BC’s FIPPA;
  • Define & explore key obligations for protecting privacy of students & others when using online educational tools under BC’s FIPPA, as well as best practices highlighted by OIPC BC relevant case decisions & published guideline documents;
  • Identify & explore issues of emerging best strategic procedures, policies & for privacy protection when using online tools;
  • Identify effective strategies & resources to use for managing privacy & minimizing exposure of personal information.

The White Hatter Studio

The White Hatter Broadcasting Studio is more than just a laptop webcam meeting. We use a professionally outfitted multi-media broadcasting studio with multiple (6) camera angles. Using best in industry webinar-based professional broadcasting software and hardware. We provide a safe, secure, and private online webinar experience, using industry-leading software, to provide a high-definition video and audio online learning environment that is second to none. We also have the ability to seamlessly integrate with other virtual programs such as ZOOM, TEAMS, BLUEJEANS, SKYPE or any other web-based platform if requested.

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Why The White Hatter?

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Added Value

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Digital Citizenship

Our Quailty

Our program is not just about internet safety, it’s also about digital citizenship and literacy, online ethics, online critical thinking, and the challenges surrounding privacy, cyberbullying, and what we can do now to protect their digital footprint. The goal of our programs is not to instill fear or negate opportunities, rather to enlighten, empower, and enable participants to make informed online choices.

Award-Winning

Recognized

Our work in the area of internet safety and digital literacy has been recognized by various awards.

Canadian Order Of Merit

BC Medal of Good Citizenship

BC Social Innovations Youth Award

Experience

Tried and Tested

While others in our industry seek out police endorsements or advertise that they have or do work with law enforcement, we are comprised of current or past law enforcement professionals, and bring this experience and pedigree to all of our programs.

Current

One Step Ahead

We stay current on everything we do, and we have documented evidence that our presentation positively changes internet behaviour. We are also very proud of the fact that our programs have intervened in the lives of many, especially in our grade school programs where students who were contemplating suicide or self-harm as an option because they were in crisis or being targeted by cyberbullying or sexting went wrong issues. These students heard our empathetic message, reached out to us for help, and in each and every case (often working with their school) we were able to get them the help that they needed.

Academic Rigour

Evidence-based

Our programs are designed not only from extensive experience but also academic support. Members of The White Hatter Team come from a variety of backgrounds in formal post-secondary education and bring a breadth of knowledge with how technology impacts the world from each individual and society.

About Us

Guiding Principles and Standards

The White Hatter is the brand icon of Personal Protection Systems Inc. a company established in 1993. Our mission is to provide students, teachers, parents, adults, businesses, and law enforcement with the knowledge and tools necessary in today’s world

Expertise

We don’t just teach online safety and digital literacy, we live it.

Professionalism

Our presentation and education services are backed equally by our team’s real-world experiences.

Respect

We never have and never will shame, out, or embarrass those we help

Passion

We actively remain engaged in the communities we are invited into.

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