The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), in partnership with the Texas Association of School Administrators and CoSN’s Texas state affiliate chapter, the Texas Educational Technology Leaders (formerly The Texas K-12 CTO Council), is honored to support the work of current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams in leading all aspects of digital learning transformations.
AI and Generative AI
The arrival of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Generative AI (i.e., Chat GPT) on the K-12 education scene have generated a broad spectrum of responses, ranging from fear and anxiety to curiosity and even celebration. Amidst all of it is one underlying reality: We all need to learn more about AI and how best to leverage what it can provide for our educators, administrators, students, and families.
CoSN is pleased to share the following resources to assist school leaders in navigating their AI paths:
- EmpowerED Superintendents Critical Focus Issue One-Pager on “Artificial Intelligence & Generative AI.”
This document provides an overview of seven essential guidelines for superintendents and school district administrators to use when working with their leadership teams in creating action steps and policies dealing with AI and Generative AI.
- Artificial intelligence in K-12 Primer
The “CoSN Artificial Intelligence (AI) in K-12” report was originally released in 2020. It was recently updated to reflect today’s ecosystem.
- CoSN AI webpage provides links to the above AI open resources as well as two Member Briefs on Generative AI, titled “Chat GPT … Above the Noise” and “Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom: Privacy Considerations for New Technologies.” A link for CoSN members to Join the AI in Education CoSN Network Discussion Area is also provided.
EmpowerED Superintendents edLeader Panel Series
The EmpowerED Superintendents edLeader Panel Series just concluded its fifth year of monthly broadcasts. This series is co-hosted by AASA and CoSN in partnership with edWeb.net. ClassLink has graciously sponsored the series for all five years. If you missed any of the live broadcasts, you are welcome to access recordings as well as podcasts of many of the broadcasts at https://home.edweb.net/supers/. A few of the topics covered during the 2022-2023 edLeader Panel Series include:
- Leading and Implementing Educational Technology Innovations: Hurdles, Accelerators, and Tech Enablers
- Addressing Technology’s Diversity and Equity Through District Policies, Practices, and Personnel
- Leveraging Technology Tools to Provide Equitable Learning Opportunities for ALL Students
Introducing edWeb Voice, edWeb.net’s Online Magazine
edWeb.net recently launched “edWeb Voice.” In this publication, edWeb.net highlights “The Voices of Education Leaders on Important Topics in Education.” CoSN and AASA were honored to have two of our recent edLeader Panel broadcasts featured in the June-July issue of edWeb Voice.
CoSN & Texas Educational Technology Leaders (TETL) Membership
If your school or district would like more information about joining CoSN or getting more involved with CoSN, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about Texas Education Technology Leaders, please contact Dianne Borreson, Executive Director, Texas Education Technology Leaders at email@example.com or call 855.458.9286.