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.
Data Privacy Week – January 21-27, 2024
As we continue our journey into 2024, CoSN is placing a special emphasis on the critical need to ensure that data privacy is a priority in all K-12 schools across the nation. Data Privacy Week, January 21-27, 2024, provides an opportunity for school leaders to turn their attention to the issue of protecting students’ personal information. CoSN is pleased to offer multiple resources including blogs, toolkits, workshops, courses, and a special webinar to support school districts’ efforts regarding data privacy, not only during Data Privacy Week but throughout the year. You are invited to access these free resources on student data privacy at https://www.cosn.org/student-data-privacy/. Some specific examples of the resources found on the CoSN Student Data Privacy website include:
Student Data Privacy Video Series: Why Privacy Matters
Updated Data Privacy Toolkit, focused on Transparency & Trust
Resource: Making the Case for Privacy
Trusted Learning Environment Seal
The CoSN Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal program is a unique privacy framework designed to support school system leaders in building effective privacy policies and programs within a culture of trust and transparency.
The TLE website can be accessed at https://www.cosn.org/trusted-learning-environment/ and provides school leaders with a wide variety of materials to support their leadership work regarding student data privacy including:
Preview the CoSN TLE Seal Application
Building a Trusted Learning Environment: Understanding the Leadership Practice
Webinar Recording: Leadership Strategies to Assure Student Data Privacy
EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series
CoSN, AASA, and edWeb.net co-host an online edLeader Panel broadcast series, sponsored by ClassLink, to help superintendents connect and collaborate. Registration is free and participants can join the live event or view recordings and podcast versions starting a day or two after the live broadcast.
The upcoming February 12, 2024, (4 p.m. Central) edLeader Panel broadcast on the topic of “Leading Learning That Truly Meets the Needs of Each Student.” In this edLeader Panel, Dr. Jill Louters, superintendent, New Rockford-Sheyenne School District, ND; Randy Squier, superintendent, Coxsackie-Athens Central School District, NY; and Dr. Jason Van Heukelum, superintendent, Winchester Public Schools, VA, share the strategies their districts implement to assure that the teachers and staff have the knowledge and skills to leverage what technology can provide to enable each student to be a successful learner. Learn more about the upcoming broadcast and access the free registration link at: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/supers20240212/
If you missed the January 8, 2024, edLeader Panel broadcast on “Proactive Leadership Regarding Cybersecurity in School Systems,” which featured Dr. Peter Aiken, superintendent, Central York School District; Dr. Gustavo Balderas, superintendent of Schools, Beaverton, Oregon; and Dr. Mark Benigni, superintendent, Meriden Public Schools, Connecticut, you are welcome to access the video recording and/or the podcast version at https://home.edweb.net/webinar/supers20240108/.
CoSN 2024 Annual Conference, “Leading for Innovation: At Warp Speed”
Registration is now open for the CoSN 2024 Annual Conference, scheduled for April 8-10, 2024, in Miami, Florida. For conference and hotel information and registration links, see https://www.cosn.org/cosn2024/.
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 email@example.com. For information about Texas Education Technology Leaders, please contact Dianne Borreson, Executive Director, Texas Education Technology Leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855.458.9286.