EP 09 How do school board IT departments maintain continuity during disruptive events?

By Claudiu Popa

In this exclusive 10-part series, cybersafety educator and author Claudiu Popa, founder of the KnowledgeFlow Foundation invites an exceptional group of special guests to take part in grounded discussions on the promise and myth of edtech, from the original intentions to catalyze learning through technology to the privacy-invasive practices that may impact generations of students across Canada and the United States. Packed full of cybersecurity examples, amusing anecdotes, relevant advice and intellectual ammunition, the unmissable CybersecurED series is aimed at educators, parents and administrators who truly care about maximizing the potential and safety of educational technology in the modern classroom. Truly a show for everyone!

The COVID-19 outbreak has been a challenging test for school boards globally and IT departments have been under pressure to support teachers and families with connectivity, tools and computing resources. We spoke with special guest Gord Truffen, Superintendent of Education in charge of Information Systems at the Halton District School Board about the efforts to provide support and education under pressure and often under quarantine. Tune in for a fascinating look at the selection of secure educational tools and privacy-protective measures that take place behind the scenes, to support students and protect data.