The Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board, in collaboration with Educational Testing Service and the Hawai’i campus of the University of Phoenix, convened an “Ethics Summit” to discuss the newly-proposed Model Code of Ethics for Educators. The summit was also designed to highlight the technological changes that contribute to ethical problems and review various tools that are being developed to help educate teachers on these various ethical issues. I was honored to be invited to talk about the research that I have done in the area of Cybertraps for Educators.
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In an email to other regional members of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board Executive Director Lynn Hammonds summarized the “Ethics Summit”:
Last Thursday the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board hosted our “Ethics Summit” where we heard from Phil Rogers, Troy Hutchings, Fred Lane and Janet Cook on the Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE), ethical issues, cybertraps and the ProEthica assessment. Hawaii preparation program and teacher union representatives joined us and even the Chairperson of the Senate Education Committee was in attendance. Everyone thought it was an awesome day and I encourage you to think about doing the same in your jurisdictions.