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.

CoSN K-12 Generative AI Readiness Checklist Questionnaire & K-12 Generative AI Maturity Tool

CoSN, working in partnership with the Council of Great City Schools and Amazon Web Services (AWS), is pleased to provide school leaders with two tools to assist in their planning, preparation, and evaluation of integrating Artificial Intelligence resources across multiple functions of school district operations.

K-12 Generative AI Readiness Checklist Questionnaire

The K-12 Generative AI (Gen AI) Readiness Checklist was initially released in October 2023 and provides school leaders with a guide to help them understand the important concepts that must be considered prior to implementing Generative AI technology. The tool is designed to assist school leaders as they analyze and evaluate the multiple aspects involved in deploying Generative AI tools, including safety, privacy, security and the ethical use of Gen AI.

The AI Readiness Checklist Questionnaire includes questions covering the areas listed below:

  • Executive Leadership Readiness
  • Operational Readiness
  • Data Readiness
  • Technical Readiness
  • Security Readiness
  • Legal/Risk Management

The K-12 Generative AI Readiness Checklist Questionnaire can be accessed at

K-12 Generative AI Maturity Tool

CoSN, once again working in partnership with the Council of Great City Schools and Amazon Web Services (AWS), developed the K-12 Generative AI Maturity Tool. This tool builds on the K-12 Generative AI Readiness Checklist. The primary focus of the K-12 Generative AI Maturity Tool is on the responsible integration of Generative AI tools when it comes to both instructional objectives as well as general operational processes.

The K-12 Generative AI Maturity Tool is freely accessible at:

Additional Information regarding the effective and strategic use of AI in K-12 education, including links to an overview of the K-12 Generative AI Maturity Tool, AI Blogs and AI Resources, may be found at

EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series

The EmpowerED Superintendents edLeader Panel monthly broadcast series, co-hosted by CoSN, AASA, and and sponsored by ClassLink, just wrapped up its sixth season with the March 11, 2024, edLeader Panel broadcast, “Leading Effective Data Privacy Processes Within a School District Setting.” Superintendents Bill Barr, Wrangell Public Schools, AK; Scott Elder, Albuquerque Public Schools, NM; and Dr. Mary Templeton, Washougal School District, WA, were joined by Linnette Attai, CoSN Project Director for Data Privacy, in an engaging conversation focused on the strategies that should be implemented in order to assess school districts’ privacy and compliance policies. Five critical guidelines for making data privacy an essential commitment within any school system were reviewed.

You are welcome to register to view the recording and/or podcast version of this and other previous edLeader Panel broadcasts at

The CoSN Experience: The Ultimate Virtual Collaboration Series

The CoSN 2024 Annual Conference in Miami wrapped up on Thursday, April 11. However, in order to keep the learning and collaboration going beyond the conference, CoSN is offering “The CoSN Experience.” This virtual collaboration series features monthly conversations and knowledge sharing. This initial series includes six monthly live conversations starting on April 24, 2024, and runs through November 2024. You are welcome to participate individually or as a team. For more details and access to registration information please visit

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 For information about Texas Education Technology Leaders, please contact Dianne Borreson, Executive Director, Texas Education Technology Leaders at or call 855.458.9286.