Privacy

Kimberley Ishmael: Vignette 1

Social Media and Privacy with Nadya Tymochenko


In these vignettes, Nadya Tymochenko, Partner and Chair of the Education Law Group at Miller Thomson LLP, discusses the current social media landscape, privacy issues raised by the use of social media in an educational setting, and relevant legislation.

Nadya Tymochenko: Vignette 1 provides an overview of the key privacy issues raised by using social media in an educational context.

Nadya Tymochenko: Vignette 2 presents a Q&A in which Nadya discusses the following topics:


  • codes of conduct and legislation regarding the use of social media by students, teachers and school boards

  • relevant examples of case law, such as Pridgen v. University of Calgary [2010] ABQB 644 (CanLII)


Nadya Tymochenko: Vignette 3 presents strategies that school boards can use to encourage the appropriate use of social media among students and staff.

Examining Privacy Breaches with Kimberley Ishmael


Kimberley Ishmael is an associate at the law firm of Keel Cottrelle LLP. In these vignettes, she examines the legal obligations that school boards have to protect personal information, what measures school boards can take upon discovering a privacy breach, and how such breaches can be avoided.

Kimberley Ishmael: Vignette 1 discusses common privacy breaches within school boards and what obligations school boards have to protect personal information.

Kimberley Ishmael: Vignette 2 examines what school boards can do when a privacy breach occurs.

Kimberley Ishmael: Vignette 3 discusses the benefits of a Privacy Breach Protocol within school boards and other proactive measures to avoid privacy breaches.

Emerging Issues and Practical Considerations with Gina Coish


Gina Coish, Corporate Risk Officer, Privacy, Records and Information Management for the Simcoe County District School Board, identifies issues and strategies for school boards to consider regarding privacy, confidentiality and security.

Gina Coish: Vignette 1 introduces and defines privacy, confidentiality and security and explains their importance to school boards.

Gina Coish: Vignette 2 provides an overview of the Education Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information Act in Ontario and takes a closer look at the collection of personal information and the protection of privacy and confidentiality.

Gina Coish: Vignette 3 focuses on relevant issues regarding use, disclosure/consent, and access to personal information.

Collaborative Inquiry Vignettes with David Cameron


David Cameron is a Senior Researcher for the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat (LNS), Ministry of Education. In these vignettes, he explores the model of Collaborative Inquiry across three perspectives: theoretically, pedagogically, and institutionally.

David Cameron: Vignette 1 looks at Collaborative Inquiry from a theoretical perspective.

David Cameron: Vignette 2 offers a Q&A in which David discusses how to use Collaborative Inquiry in the classroom.

David Cameron: Vignette 3 discusses the impact of Collaborative Inquiry on an institutional level.

21st-century Teaching & Learning Vignettes: Marci Duncan, Marie Swift, and Ann McClure


These vignettes present three journeys of discovery about how to integrate technology effectively into classroom practice and how to use technology for productive board-wide inquiries.

Marci Duncan: Vignette 1: Marci Duncan, a Technology Instructional Resource Teacher with the Simcoe County District School Board, presents a personal reflection about how to put learning first when integrating technology in classrooms.

Marie Swift: Vignette 2: Marie Swift, a Technology Instructional Resource Teacher with the Simcoe County District School Board, presents a case study that explores how to “put the how in front of the wow” when using technology in classrooms.

Ann McClure: Vignette 3: Ann McClure, Principal of Program K – 12 for the Simcoe County District School Board, shares the experience of participating in a board-wide inquiry about implementing technology-enabled learning environments.


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