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 Cybersecurity Leadership Game
CoSN’s 2022 K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report revealed that cybersecurity remains the number-one priority for school IT leaders. Even though cybersecurity is top of mind for many IT leaders, most school districts still struggle to assure that all district and school leaders have a working understanding of cybersecurity issues, including how best to respond to cybersecurity incidents when they do occur.
As part of CoSN’s ongoing work in supporting school leaders and helping all to understand the strategies and tools needed to deal with cybersecurity challenges, CoSN partnered with Dell Technologies to create the Cybersecurity Leadership Game. The game is designed to build and reinforce skills in managing cybersecurity incident response by “Building Cybersecurity Leadership Capacity, One Game at a Time!”
The Cybersecurity Leadership Game is easily and freely accessible at https://www.cosn.org/edtech-topics/cybersecurity/. To learn more about the development of the Cybersecurity Leadership Game and suggestions for using it with your leadership teams, links to both a Podcast and a Cybersecurity Leadership Game Introduction Workshop Video are also provided at https://www.cosn.org/edtech-topics/cybersecurity/.
EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar Series
The EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar Series has completed four seasons on edWeb.net. The series focuses on technology innovations as seen through the lens of the superintendent leadership. CoSN, AASA, and edWeb.net collaborate on the creation and production of the series. ClassLink sponsors the webinar series, making the webinars available to everyone at no cost.
Topics covered during the immediate past season included: Digital Equity; Data Privacy; The Trusted Learning Environment Seal; Interoperability; Scaling, Sustaining, and Budgeting for Education Technology Innovations; Social Emotional Learning; Cybersecurity; and Learning Reimagined.
You are welcome to watch individual webinar recordings, listen to podcasts and read blog posts from the EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar Series at https://home.edweb.net/supers/.
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.