The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and its Texas state affiliate chapter, The Texas K-12 CTO Council, are honored to support the work of current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams in leading all aspects of digital learning transformations.
Last month we focused on how and why school district leadership teams collaborate on the implementation of online assessments within a school district system. As online assessments become routine within a variety of school settings, a coordinated leadership team effort among multiple district level departments is more essential than ever in order to successfully implement and utilize online assessments. The CoSN Critical Focus Area: Issue One Pager on Online Assessment offers nine key recommendations for school districts to use in order to leverage online assessment capability and capacity.
This month we turn our focus to the topic of accessibility for all. As learning environments continue to move toward digital learning settings, it is critical that schools assure that an equitable, effective learning ecosystem exists everywhere, at all times, for all students. CoSN is pleased to provide school leaders (and all the stakeholders they serve) with five compelling steps to take now to ensure accessibility in the CoSN Critical Focus Area: Issue One Pager on Accessibility.
CoSN, in partnership with edWeb.net, hosts The EmpowerED Superintendent monthly webinar series on topics that are essential for all educators engaged in leading digital transformations. The focus of the March 9, 2020, webinar (4 p.m. CST) is “Accessibility for All.” Three superintendents who are recognized for their effective leadership in leveraging digital tools for learning share how they assure accessibility for all learners within their school systems. You are invited to register for this free webinar, as well as access recordings of previously broadcast CoSN/edWeb webinars, at https://home.edweb.net/supers/.
If your school or district would like more information about joining CoSN or getting more involved with CoSN and/or Texas K-12 CTO Council, please contact Dr. Alice Owen, Executive Director, Texas K-12 CTO Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855.458.9286.