AAP Learning Group Offers Continuing Ed Courses for PreK-12 Instructional Resource Professionals

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The PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has announced the fall course schedule for its Master Class Series. This series, launched in early 2013, was developed to provide continuing education opportunities for professionals in the field.

The PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has opened registration for two new courses in its Master Class Series. The courses include a webinar titled ‘Privacy in a Social, Data-Driven World’ and an on-site course titled ‘Content Development, Delivery, and Support: The Foundation for Effective Digital Resources’. Content developers from across the learning resource industry are encouraged to attend. For the on-site course, attendees can select one of two different locations: Philadelphia, PA (October 16, 1:00-5:00 pm) and Chicago (October 23, 1:00-5:00 pm).

‘Privacy in a Social, Data-Driven World’ is intended for developers involved in the creation of education assessment tools and services. This complimentary webinar will cover the regulations, both state and federal, on the collection of student data for assessment and comparison purposes. Ezra D. Church, an Associate from Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice will discuss the key laws to watch and steps developers can take to stay in compliance.

Ezra Church focuses his practice on a broad range of litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on complex commercial and class actions. He has represented clients in a variety of areas, including the retail, media, high-technology, software, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries. Recently, he defended one of the world's largest publishers in a nationwide class action and various individual matters alleging violations of the Copyright Act.

The on-site course ‘Content Development, Delivery, and Support, The Foundation for Effective Digital Resources’ will show attendees how to approach the development process with consideration to the delivery methods and customer support issues during the planning stage. Leading experts will explain why developers need to think about their products as a suite of solutions; how to build a development team that serves these key aspects; and what the customers (educators, parents, and students) expect from an educational product.

The session will feature education technology expert Scott Traylor from 360KID as one of the speakers. 360KID is a youth-focused technology company specializing in product ideation, market testing, and product development of kids’ interactive media for the consumer marketplace as well as the classroom. Formerly, Scott was a computer science instructor for 12 years at Harvard University's Extension School. He is also actively involved in research, writing, and speaking about child engagement through new technologies, social media, and various consumer-based delivery systems.

The PreK-12 Learning Group asserts that quality educational content (engaging, relevant, and up-to-date; clear objectives; and attractive and age-appropriate design) is essential to creating effective learning resources no matter the subject, grade level, or media. The 2013 Master Class Series is focused on integrating successful and innovative technology with quality content.

Registration for the webinar is free. Registration rates for the on-site course are $99 for members and $159 for nonmembers. Attendees can select one of two locations for the on-site course: The Philadelphia session will take place October 16, 2013 from 1-5 pm at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA). The Chicago session will take place October 23, 2013 from 1-5 pm at Encyclopaedia Britannica (331 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL). Read more at http://www.AEPweb.org.

About the PreK-12 Learning Group

A division within Association of American Publishers (AAP), the PreK-12 Learning Group serves its diverse membership by providing valuable resources and industry intelligence; fostering a fair, competitive and robust market; and encouraging the development of professional, quality content for teaching and learning. The Learning Group engages state, local, and federal policy leaders on such issues as funding, curriculum, testing, and literacy, and also organizes events, awards, and programs to support professionals at all levels. In 2013, the School Division of the AAP merged with the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) to form the PreK-12 Learning Group, which combines AAP's proven strengths in advocacy and legal affairs with AEP's successful programs for the benefit of its members. Read more at http://www.AEPweb.org.

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