The Bridge Webinar Series: Copyright in Education

Please join Master’s in Educational Technology students for a special episode of The Bridge Webinar Series Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Eastern Time, to discuss issues of copyright in education.

Copyright is a gray area with a constantly changing definition. As culture continues to shift in a collaborative and open sourced nature, the understanding of copyright and its implications need to be at the forefront of educational conversations.

Questions addressed in this webinar include:

  • What is copyright?
  • Why do educators need to understand it?
  • What is considered fair use in the classroom?
  • What are resources teachers can use?

Joining The Bridge will be:

  • Jeremy Whiting, President of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association and secondary teacher at Ovid-Elsie High School
  • Adel DiOrio, Principal at St. Johns Middle School in Michigan
  • Kyle Dunbar, Tech Integration Specialist at Alexandria City Public Schools

together with hosts:

  • Alexis Miller, middle school history teacher at Grosse Pointe Public Schools.
  • Kate McCallum, secondary Journalism and English teacher at South Lyon Community Schools, and advisor for WSLH-TV, The Lions’ Roar newspaper, and
  • Lauren Villaluz, K-8 Spanish and Broadcasting and Media Production teacher, and Educational Technology Specialist at St. Lawrence Catholic School.
  • Renee Jorae, middle school technology teacher at St. Johns Public Schools.

The webinar will run live on

If you miss the livestream, the conversation will be archived at

Resources will also be openly shared on for you to explore.

Please join us for this exciting conversation!


Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Where: Watch the embedded livestream at

What: Learn how educators and administrators think about copyright and fair use in their work. Get a better understanding of the topic, practical tips and advice that you can use to support students’ learning and your own practice in education.

Watch #MAETBridge and #MAET on Twitter for a link to the event!

Guest Bios

Jeremy Whiting, President of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association.

Jeremy Whiting is a journalism and broadcast media teacher at Ovid-Elsie High School. He has real experience with copyright, advising several media publications for different mediums including web and broadcast. His undergraduate and graduate degrees in telecommunication from Michigan State University and work in the professional field also add to his knowledge and modern understanding of the copyright. MIPA is an organization promoting excellence in scholastic journalism that was founded in 1921 and is housed at Michigan State University.

Twitter: @MIPAMSU, @JeremyWhiting

Adel DiOrio, Principal, St. Johns Middle School (St. Johns, Michigan)

Adel DiOrio is the principal of St. Johns Middle School serving 714 students in grades 6-8 just north of Lansing, Michigan.  A Spanish, Math, Communication and Performing Arts teacher before making the transition to school leadership, Adel earned her BA in Elementary Education and endorsements in Mathematics and Spanish from Alma College. Adel studied abroad in Ecuador.  She completed her MA in Educational Administration from Michigan State University.  In her current role, she uses technology to communicate with staff, parents and the community; empower teachers to engage and support their students; and network with fellow educators around the globe. Her passions include her family, teacher and student leadership, improving school climate, curricular design for student engagement, and technology.  Follow @adeldiorio on Twitter. Connect with diorio on Edmodo. She uses Facebook too, but that’s really just a bunch of pictures of her two boys!

Kyle Dunbar, Technology Integration Specialist in Alexandria, VA

Kyle is a graduate of Georgetown University, University of Michigan and George Mason University, Kyle is passionate about the role technology can play to engage all students in learning. Kyle has presented at the Virginia Society for Technology Education conference, the International Society for Technology Education conference, the Global Education Conference and the K12 Online Conference. Read more about her ideas on technology integration at her blog: or follow her on Twitter @edtechdunny.


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