Stopping Plagiarism at the Source
Every teacher dreads it—the plagiarized paper, the confrontation with a student, the demise of trust and learning. As schools move toward an online future, educators are understandably concerned about increases in plagiarism. Yet while the problem is real, there are solutions beyond forcing teachers into the role of police.
In this presentation, we will reconsider our assignments with the goal of discovering how we can stop plagiarism before it happens. We’ll also touch on the role of school and classroom culture, and teacher attitudes and preparation.
We'll aim to learn strategies that help students:
- Desire to write original work
- Engage in activities that avoid the need to plagiarize
- Avoid bad decision-making by focusing on learning
This webcast will be recorded. Participants of the live session will receive a certificate of participation.
Barry Gilmore is the author of Plagiarism: Why it Happens & How to Prevent It and Plagiarism: A How-Not-To Guide for Students, as well as five other books for teachers. Dr.Gilmore is currently the head of middle school at Hutchison School in Memphis, TN.
Jason Chu, Education Director
As Education Director for Turnitin, Jason works to build resources for educators, and his personal passion is to find better ways to enhance student achievement. He will be moderating this webcast.