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 2022 Driving K-12 Innovation Reports

CoSN recently released the final installment of the 2022 Driving K-12 Innovation Reports, which are created and published to support the use of emerging technology in K-12 education to transform learning.

The CoSN 2022 Driving K-12 Innovation Reports are divided into three areas of focus:

  1. Hurdles – obstacles that make participants slow down, evaluate, practice, and then make the leap to better support teaching and learning
  2. Accelerators – megatrends that drive change – sometimes suddenly and sometimes so gradually the implications aren’t readily apparent
  3. Tech Enablers – tools that support smoother leaps over the hurdles and expansive changes in global K-12 education

Learn more and check out access to the complete CoSN 2022 Driving K-12 Innovation Reports and other aligned free resources at:

The EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar Series

Leadership Strategies to Assure Student Data Privacy: The Trusted Learning Environment Seal

The most recent EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar aired on March 14, 2022, and was titled, “Leadership Strategies to Assure Student Data Privacy: The Trusted Learning Environment Seal.” The concerns and challenges involved in protecting student data privacy have always been critically important to school operations. However, as schools today increasingly rely on digital tools for teaching, learning, and school administration, assuring student data privacy is now more urgent than ever. One strategy many school districts have used is successfully completing the process of earning The Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) seal. The TLE program is the nation’s only privacy framework designed specifically for school systems.

In the March 14 EmpowerED Superintendent webinar, two leading-edge school superintendents shared their recommended leadership strategies to assure student data privacy. The superintendents related the processes their districts employed to earn the TLE seal. Webinar participants were able to listen and learn from the insights provided by Texas’ own Dr. Lori Rapp, superintendent, Lewisville ISD, and Dr. Oskar Scheikl, superintendent, Rockingham County Public Schools, Virginia. Linnette Attai, project director for CoSN’s Privacy Initiative and the TLE program served as the panel moderator.

If you missed the March 14 EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar, co-hosted by CoSN, AASA and, and sponsored by ClassLink, you can still access the free webinar recording at You will also be able to access free recordings and podcasts of multiple previously broadcast webinars in the EmpowerED Superintendent series at

CoSN Annual Conference

The CoSN 2022 Annual Conference will take place April 11-13, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference will be a hybrid experience to accommodate all who wish to meet safely in-person as well as those who elect to participate remotely. You can preview the conference program and access registration information at

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 or call 855.458.9286.