October 21 2015

Burlington Schools to Live Stream 'Protect Yo'Self Fool!' Presentation on Internet Security


The Burlington Public Schools are offering parents a chance to learn about cyber security with an informative and entertaining live-streaming event. 


On Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. the school department will be streaming a presentation by Sarah Thomas, a nationally recognized digital citizenship expert. The presentation, titled “Protect Yo’Self Fool!” will help parents understand how to provide their children with the benefits of the Internet, while still ensuring a safe, ethical, and responsible experience, a post on BHS Principal Mark Sullivan’s blog states. She’ll also discuss privacy issues surrounding educational applications


Thomas is a Google Certified Innovator and founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connection and collaboration among teachers around the world.  She teaches technology at one of the county’s three magnet STEM high schools, the blog post states. 


Sarah holds a Masters degree from Howard University in the field of Curriculum and Instruction.  She is currently a doctoral candidate at George Mason University, with a major in Education.  Her upcoming dissertation, Using Technology to Facilitate Language Acquisition of English Language Learners, is rooted heavily in student-created artifacts through the use of project-based learning.


Sarah is a winner of the 2014 Digital Innovation in Learning Award in the “Sharing is Caring” category, and was named by the National School Board Association as one of the “20 to Watch” in 2015.  In addition, she received the honor of the Prince Georges County Public Schools Outstanding Educator Using Technology in 2015.


Protect Yo’Self Fool will begin streaming live by 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes. You can watch it here. Any parent who misses the presentation will be able to view it at a later date in the archives. 

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