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.
Texas leads the nation in the number of school districts that have earned the CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal. Corpus Christi ISD recently became the sixth Texas school district to earn the TLE Seal. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Goose Creek CISD, Leander ISD, Lewisville ISD, and Round Rock ISD are the other Texas districts that have completed the process of earning the TLE Seal, building strong, effective privacy programs, and a culture of trust and transparency for their school districts.
The CoSN TLE Seal program is the nation’s only privacy framework designed specifically for school systems. Earning the TLE Seal is a mark of distinction, signaling that the recipient has taken strong, measurable steps to help protect the privacy of student data. To learn more about the CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal, including how to apply for the TLE Seal, the CoSN TLE and Framework of Essential Skills Crosswalk, and other data privacy resources see https://www.cosn.org/edtech-topics/trusted-learning-environment/ or contact Linnette Attai (email@example.com), subject matter expert for CoSN’s Data Privacy initiatives.
EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Broadcast Series
The EmpowerED Superintendents edLeader Panel broadcast series — sponsored by ClassLink — is now in its fifth season. Each monthly broadcast is co-hosted by CoSN, AASA, and edWeb.net. Participants can earn continuing education (CE) credits after viewing the live or recorded broadcasts. To learn more about CE credits please visit https://home.edweb.net/edweb-tips/
Upcoming February edLeader Panel Broadcast
The next installment of the EmpowerED Superintendents edLeader Panel Broadcast airs Monday, February 13, 2023, at 4 p.m. Central Time. The focus in February is on “Addressing Technology’s Diversity and Equity Through District Policies, Practices, and Personnel.” In this edLeader Panel broadcast, Dr. Nick Polyak, superintendent, Leyden High School District 212 (IL); Dr. Avis Williams, superintendent, NOLA Public Schools (LA); Dr. Kristi Wilson, superintendent, Buckeye Elementary School District (AZ); and Diane W. Doersch, senior director of Information Technology at Digital Promise and incoming chair of the CoSN Board, engage in a discussion around how best to not only ensure equitable access and effective uses of technology for all the students and families in their school districts, but also how to promote diversity within district technology teams to better represent all the communities they serve. Free registration for the February 13 edLeader Panel Broadcast is available at https://home.edweb.net/webinar/supers20230109/
Upcoming National Conferences: Two for Texas!
AASA NCE 2023 Conference
CoSN is looking forward to participating in the AASA NCE 2023 Conference in San Antonio, Texas, February 16-18, 2023 (https://nce.aasa.org/). Members of the CoSN team and superintendents who serve on the CoSN/AASA EmpowerED Superintendents Advisory Panel will be presenting workshops and panel presentations throughout AASA NCE 2023. We look forward to seeing many of you in San Antonio.
CoSN 2023 Conference
CoSN’s 2023 Annual Conference is taking place in Austin, Texas, on March 20-23, 2023 (https://www.cosn.org/cosn2023/). The theme of this year’s CoSN Conference is “Reimagine. Redesign. Renew.” Multiple sessions for school leaders are included in the program, including panel presentation sessions by members of the CoSN/AASA EmpowerED Superintendents Advisory Panel. Hope to see you in Austin in March.
CoSN & Texas Educational Technology Leaders 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.