COVID-19 and the Unintended Consequences of Distance Learning


Mickes O’Toole Attorneys at Law, in conjunction with SlateXP, the makers of LearnSafe, are pleased to sponsor an online seminar for educators and administrators that focuses on the issues that need to be considered with respect to student safety and school liability during distance learning.

Featuring Thomas A. Mickes, a leading education law attorney representing more than 200 school districts, private schools, and institutions of higher learning, this webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 21st, at 10:00 am CST via Zoom. Tom Mickes will draw from his experience as an education law attorney and a former teacher, principal, superintendent and school board member to discuss the liability issues schools face with distance learning, including:

  1. Where does a school’s liability start and end?
  2. How can a school control liability, and why that is important?
  3. How does a school maximize its CARES Act allocation?

This online seminar will be highly beneficial for superintendents, principals, technology directors, school board members, and school board attorneys.

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MTSS for Improving Achievement Training Available

MTSS is required for all Mississippi students.  All students should receive high quality instruction that is on and above grade level in Tier I. Differentiation is used to engage all students at the appropriate levels of rigor. Three times a year, students participate in universal screening. Universal screening indicates which students are being successful at Tier I and which students need Tier II or Tier III supports to be successful. Diagnostic assessments are used to identify specific areas to target for interventions. Instruction must be focused on improving learning for all students.

In this course, teachers will learn their roles in the MTSS process and how it benefits all students. Teachers will learn which documents are needed to ensure that appropriate instruction is taking place.  Documentation is critical but must be founded on strong appropriate instruction. Teachers will learn how to use PLCs to enhance their children’s instructional experiences.

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Training can be provided via electronic platforms such as Zoom, or GoToMeeting.