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 Digital Equity Dashboard
CoSN recently launched a Digital Equity Dashboard to assist school districts and communities in leveraging data to address digital equity challenges. This new tool integrates a variety of national data sets into a comprehensive dashboard that sorts the data by county, school district, and ZIP code. Through this data analytics process, the CoSN Digital Equity Dashboard provides school leaders with timely and valuable data for their critical work in addressing digital equity concerns.
“Previous research by CoSN found that although most students returned to school last year following remote learning, there was more internet traffic on the school network from outside of school hours than during school hours,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “Home access is critical to bridge the Homework Gap, especially for low-income, disproportionately Black and Hispanic students. This tool will give school leaders actionable information about where the problem exists.”
The Digital Equity Dashboard offers school districts multiple ways to maximize data when making decisions about equity. For example, school leaders can examine data to identify how many households within their district boundaries do not have internet access. The Dashboard enables users to compare internet upload and download statistics in order to address the issues involved in equitable access to high-quality broadband. Additionally, the Dashboard provides data related to health, educational attainment, income and other demographics, thereby enabling school leaders to correlate specific outcomes to levels of internet access.
Interested in learning more about how school districts and communities can effectively use the CoSN Digital Equity Dashboard? CoSN provides informative free video tutorials at cosn.org/dedashboard. And be sure to visit the CoSN Digital Equity website for more tools and information on leading for digital equity.
EmpowerED Superintendents edLeader Panel Series
The EmpowerED Superintendents edLeader Panel Series has concluded its fifth year of monthly broadcasts that look at technology innovations through the lens of superintendent leadership. Season 6 will launch in September 2023. This series is co-hosted by AASA and CoSN in partnership with edWeb.net. The EmpowerED Superintendents edLeader Panel Series is graciously sponsored by ClassLink. If you missed previous live broadcasts you are welcome to access recordings as well as podcasts of many of the broadcasts at https://home.edweb.net/supers/.
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.