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Cybertraps for Educators 3.0: Topics and Trends for 2022
Presented by Fred Lane, J.D.

Session Description
This presentation is a preview of Cybertraps 3.0 for Educators, the third edition of the book (to be released in June). In addition to providing updates of new and emerging hardware and software, Cybertraps for Educators 3.0 reorganizes digital risks for teachers into three distinct categories: personal, professional, and criminal. Educators will receive an in-depth overview of current cybertraps, the applicable provisions of the Model Code of Ethics for Educators, and practical steps that they can take to minimize their personal and professional risks. Learn more about Cybertraps in Fred's TikTok education session!

About the Presenter
Fred Lane is an author, attorney, expert witness, and professional speaker on the legal and cultural implications of emerging technology. After graduating from Amherst College and Boston College Law School, he clerked for
 two years for the Honorable Frank H. Freedman, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. After practicing law for five years he launched a computer consulting business that in time led to his current work as a computer forensics expert and author.  Mr. Lane has also appeared as a guest on a variety of  national television programs, including ABC’s “Good Morning America Weekend,” NBC’s “Weekend Today,” ABC’s “Nightline,” CBS’s “60 Minutes,” and assorted BBC documentaries.



In Their Own Words: Everyday Decisions, Unintended Consequences and Administrative Heartburn!
Troy Hutchings, Ed.D., NASDTEC

Session Description
Based on hundreds of ethical dilemmas as described by paraprofessionals, teachers and school administrators – gathered through qualitative research – themes and patterns have emerged regarding the daily complexities encountered by educational practitioners. This general session will explore various authentic decision-making scenarios and use them as a lens by which to better understand the ethical implications for school administrators.

About the Presenter
Troy Hutchings researches, writes and speaks in the areas of professional ethics, educator misconduct, and frameworks for an ethical teaching practice. He presents to various state and national policy and practitioner audiences across the United States and Canada. Hutchings also provides expert witness testimony in judicial hearings; collaborates on policy initiatives with state, federal and provincial agencies; and has been the subject matter expert for numerous national resources, projects and initiatives.

Dr. Hutchings is the Senior Policy Advisor for the National Association for the State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). He has a record of full-time teaching, research and administrative responsibilities at the university level spanning 15 years, and has also served as a high school teacher, administrator and coach in public and private schooling environments for an additional 16 years. In addition, he spent four years conducting research, creating resources and developing thought-leadership capacity in educator ethics for a non-profit educational research and assessment organization.

Honoring Kentucky’s Constitutional Obligation to Public Education 
Derek Black, Author of School House Burning and Professor of Law, Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law, University of South Carolina

Session Description
Professor Black will discuss current policy developments in light of Kentucky's original constitutional commitment to a thorough and efficient system of public schools, as well as the Kentucky Supreme Court's groundbreaking decision in Rose v. Council for Better Education. He will seek to answer whether current levels of school funding and the creation of publicly funded private school alternatives move the state closer to or further away from its constitutional obligations to students.

About the Presenter

Derek Black is a Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. His areas of expertise include education law and policy, constitutional law, civil rights, evidence, and torts. The focus of his current 
scholarship is the intersection of constitutional law and public education, particularly as it pertains to educational equality and fairness for disadvantaged students. His articles have been published and are forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Boston University Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Boston College Law Review, and North Carolina Law Review, among various others. His work has also been cited in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and by several briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to teaching, he litigated issues relating to school desegregation, diversity, school finance equity, student discipline, and special education at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He left the Lawyers’ Committee to teach at Howard University School of Law, where he also founded and directed the Education Rights Center.

Legislative Update
Representative Killian Timoney, District 45

Session Description
House Representative Killian Timoney will give an update on what's happening in Frankfort. Come for updated on the status of the state budget, tax reform proposals, and where lawmakers aim to spend the millions in ARP dollars from border to border. This presentation by one of KASA's strongest education allies is one you won't want to miss.