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 Annual Report: “Onward – CoSN from 2020 to Now”
During the recent CoSN 2022 Annual Conference in Nashville, CoSN released its annual report. This very special report shares the story of CoSN over the past two years. You are invited to read how the CoSN leadership, staff, and members responded to the circumstances brought on by the pandemic. Learn how CoSN found innovative ways to stay committed to the association’s strategies and goals within the context of multiple new challenges. Access the full report.
The EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar Series
Leading for Digital Equity: Award Winning Community Engagement Strategies
The next episode of the EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar series, “Leading for Digital Equity: Award Winning Community Engagement Strategies,” will be broadcast Monday, May 9, 2022, at 4 p.m. Central Time. Digital equity has proven to be one of the most critical issues of our times. Lessons learned over the past two years have taught education leaders that they cannot solve the challenges of digital equity in their school districts without actively engaging a wide range of community groups. CoSN annually awards a school district with the association’s Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity to honor and recognize those districts that are working to eliminate inequities and narrow the digital access gap. Louisa County Public Schools in Virginia is the recipient of CoSN’s 2022 Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity.
Louisa County Public Schools Superintendent Doug Straley will be joined by David Childress, Louisa County Director of Technology, and Kenny Bouwens, District Director of STEAM and Innovation, as featured guest panelists in the May 9 edWebinar. Keith Krueger, CoSN CEO, joins in the conversation. The school district leaders will share the strategies they use to lead their work with their community in leveraging technology innovations to meet the needs of all students. The development of the district’s “Wireless on Wheels (WOW)” program to provide high speed access to previously unconnected areas is one of the innovations that will be shared. Free registration for the May 9 webinar, produced in partnership with AASA and edWeb.net and sponsored by ClassLink, is available at https://home.edweb.net/supers. If you cannot join the live broadcast you are welcome to register for the recording or podcast edition.
Defining Digital Equity 2022
Creating a shared understanding of what digital equity is and what district leaders can do to realize digital equity for the students that they serve is more important than ever. CoSN has created the “Defining Digital Equity 2022” resource to help leaders build a shared understanding of digital equity for their district. Access it here.
CoSN Student Home Internet Connectivity Study
CoSN has also published a study on students’ at-home internet connectivity. It provides guidelines on bandwidth, devices, and other remote learning needs. The study was supported by a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The findings serve as a guide for school district leaders who are working to improve online learning equity. Read an overview or download the complete report at https://cosn.org/digitalequity.
CoSN & Texas Educational Technology Leaders Membership
If your school or district would like more information about joining CoSN or getting more involved with CoSN and/or Texas Educational Technology Leaders, please contact Dr. Alice Owen, Executive Director, Texas Educational Technology Leaders, at ExDir@TETL.org or call 855.458.9286.