For this orientation, create a PowerPoint presentation informing the new teachers of critical areas which they must be made aware of and potential areas to avoid in their teaching careers in regard to school personnel and school district liability. The following are some suggested elements which should be used in the presentation:
When may a teacher be found personally liable for injury to a student?
What actions may a teacher take to prevent personal legal litigation?
What is the difference between slander and libel, how are damages assessed, and what are the potential types of damages?
What are the reporting procedures for child abuse and neglect in your state? What penalties may be imposed upon a teacher who fails to report suspected child abuse?
What are the rules for fair use for printed material? When may a teacher use copyrighted materials? What steps could a district take to avoid copyright infringements?
The presentation should share the potential risks teachers may experience from using social media sites and the possible liability of posting comments on a social media site.
The dangers of friending students through social media.
Are a teachers comments posted on their social media page private and protected by freedom of speech?
Can a teacher be held liable for comments made on a social media site?
Can a district take action against a teacher in such a situation?
Helpful hint: To enhance the presentation, you may wish to select a media article from your state which emphasizes the potential dangers of teachers interacting with students on social media sites or posting comments on such social media sites.
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Length: 20 slides using at least 3 scholarly resources listed on a separate reference slide at the end.
Notes: 50-100 words for each slide.
Use appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics. Include speaker notes with brief paragraphs and bulleted lists for each slide.
Your presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.
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