Resources

TLE Seal Program Handbook

The TLE Handbook explains how and why the TLE Seal Program was developed, and the benefits of participating. It also includes a roadmap for getting started with your TLE Seal application, tips for managing the application process and for communicating your TLE Seal to your community.

Before You Apply for the TLE Seal

Ready to apply, but not sure where to start? Download this Word Doc to find out more about what will be asked on the application.

TLE Practices and Examples of Evidence

Need help in applying for the TLE? Download this resource for a list of examples that could be used as evidence for each of the TLE practices.

Trusted Learning Environment Self-Assessment

Are you ready to apply for the TLE Seal?  Take this self-assessment.

TLE Seal Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the TLE Seal Program.

TLE Seal Fact Sheet

Parents and other members of school communities are growing increasingly concerned about the protection, collection and use of student data. Seventy-nine percent of parents say privacy of student records is their top concern around technology use in schools, and 76 percent express concerns about how student information is collected and used. As a result, school systems are regularly faced with questions about how they manage their compliance obligations around technology use.

TLE Webinar 2017

Follow Bob Moore, CIO Dallas ISD, and former TLE Project Lead, as he presents the Trusted Learning Environment to schools across the United States.

The Role of Leadership: Superintendents and Data Privacy

Developing a data privacy governance program is not the job of one person or one team. It is a multi-stakeholder endeavor that requires school system executive leadership support. In fact, one of the core practice areas of the TLE Seal Program deals with assurances about executive leadership involvement with and support for the school system’s student data protection efforts.

Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit

Educators and policymakers are increasingly realizing the potential in using student data to make informed decisions. But even with all that potential, balancing technology advances with the need to protect student privacy and data is a major challenge.

Student Data Principles

A collaborative effort led by CoSN & the Data Quality Campaign (DQC).

Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Online Facilitated Training

Educators and policymakers are increasingly realizing the potential in using student data to make informed decisions. But even with all that potential, balancing technology advances with the need to protect student privacy and data is a major challenge.

US ED Protecting Student Data Training Video

This U.S. Department of Education teacher training video is aimed at helping K-12 school officials to better protect student privacy while using online educational services and applications. The video, intended for use during teacher in-service days or professional development meetings, offers a short summary of the issue and provides some examples to help educators identify which online educational services and applications are privacy-friendly and protect student data from improper use and disclosure.

US ED Privacy Technical Assistance Center

The U.S. Department of Education established the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as a “one-stop” resource for education stakeholders to learn about data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices related to student-level longitudinal data systems and other uses of student data. PTAC provides timely information and updated guidance on privacy, confidentiality, and security practices through a variety of resources, including training materials and opportunities to receive direct assistance with privacy, security, and confidentiality of student data systems.

Student Privacy Pledge

A collaborative effort led by the Software & Information Industry Association and The Future of Privacy Forum