Copyright and Content Use in K-12: Incorporating High-Quality Published Content in Curriculum and Instruction

02/22/2022 - 11:00am

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: Professional Development

District/Organization: edWeb

Easy access to information, along with the increased use of OER (Open Educational Resources), has driven curriculum leaders to create their own classroom materials to enrich instruction and engage learners. But creating, curating, and delivering various types of content in the classroom through educational platforms and software presents rights and licensing challenges that intersect with copyright law.

Quite often, curriculum developers and others who want to include published content in instruction and education technology aren’t familiar with how copyright protection applies to the materials they compile, which can lead to inadvertent violations that not only jeopardize the curricula built upon them, but in some cases, may have legal ramifications. The good news is this risk can be averted with a cursory understanding of U.S. copyright law and the implications of using and sharing copyrighted information in the classroom.

In this edWebinar, attendees will learn how to avoid potential infringement as they develop curriculum materials, and will also:
Learn the purpose of copyright and the types of works it protects, as well as myths vs. facts
Gain an understanding of the exclusive rights that copyright holders are granted
Get clarification on the types of works that are in the public domain
Explore the limitations and exceptions in the U.S. Copyright Act, including the First Sale Doctrine, fair use, and performance and display in the classroom

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians and library media specialists, school and district leaders, general counsel, curriculum directors and coordinators, curriculum developers, chief academic officers, directors of content strategy, curriculum and instruction managers, product managers of curriculum and instruction, and content managers at educational technology companies that have an ELA offering(s). There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.