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Webinar Series: Information and Digital Literacy

Letter Head: Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

April 18, 2013

Dear County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:

Free Webinar Series: Information and Digital Literacy Essentials

I am pleased to announce that the California Department of Education (CDE) has partnered with the California School Library Association (CSLA) and the California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) to create a free webinar series, Information and Digital Literacy Essentials, beginning on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.

The webinar series will feature eight 40-minute online sessions by experts from the CDE, the Attorney General’s Office, higher education, parents, and other organizations working on these issues.

The series is designed for superintendents, school board members, principals, teachers, and parent leaders. To register, please visit the Madera County Office of Education Scheduled Events Web page at External link opens in new window or tab..

The webinar series includes the following presentations:

April 25: California’s Education Vision

Craig Cheslog, Principal Advisor to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson

May 2: Privacy Protection

Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy, California Attorney General’s Office

May 9: College Readiness

Annette Marines, Instructional Librarian, University of California at Santa Barbara
Christina Cicchetti, Education Specialist, University of California at Riverside
Lesley Farmer, Media Leadership, California State University, Long Beach

May 16: Digital Citizen

Brenda Kempster, iCalifornia

May 23: Curriculum and Assessment

Tom Adams, Director, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, CDE

May 30: Intellectual Property and Copyright

Jill Lesser, Executive Director, Center for Copyright Information

June 6: Best Practices Around California

Dennis Deets, CTAP Director
Glen Warren, CSLA Vice President

June 13: Digital Citizens and Bullying Prevention

Brian Bonner, Vice President of Parent Involvement, California State PTA

For more information about this webinar series, please contact Craig Cheslog, Principal Advisor to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, by phone at 916-319-0554 or by e-mail at [Note: The original contact information is no longer correct. The current contact is Rebecca Barrett, Principal Advisor to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Phone number: 916-319-0203. E-mail:].


Tom Torlakson


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