The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), in partnership with the Texas Association of School Administrators and CoSN’s Texas state affiliate chapter, 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

The EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar Series – Monday, April 12, 2021, 4 p.m. CT

“Looking Back and Looking Forward: Leading Teaching and Learning in Today’s World”

The upcoming episode of the monthly EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar series, co-hosted by CoSN, AASA and, and sponsored by ClassLink, airs on Monday, April 12, 2021, at 4 p.m. Central Time. The April webinar is titled Looking Back and Looking Forward: Leading Teaching and Learning in Today’s World. This edWebinar features four education leaders: Dr. Carol Kelley, Superintendent, Oak Park Elementary District 97, IL; Dr. Chris Marczak, Chief of Instructional Leadership for the US Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Center Japan; Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent Township HS District 214, IL; and Dr. Donna Wright, Director of Schools, Wilson County Schools, TN, reflect on the lessons learned for dealing with a sudden crisis as they recall the steps they took in March/April 2020 when the world was beginning to deal with the reality of a global pandemic. They will also share strategies, policies, and practices they are implementing in their school systems to assure that effective learning for all students continues today and in the future. Frankie Jackson, Independent CTO, who served on the CoSN Driving K-12 Innovation Advisory Board, will share the latest updates from CoSN’s 2021 Driving K-12 Innovation Report. Join in the conversation as together we look back and look forward. Free registration for the April 12 webinar is now available at:
Webinars in this series are also freely available as recordings at and via podcast at a day or two after the initial live broadcast.

CoSN Resources – Driving K-12 Innovation

Through the Driving K-12 Innovation series, CoSN continues its commitment to sharing high-quality trend reports that support the use of emerging technology in K-12 education to transform learning. The annual report identifies three areas that move K-12 Innovation forward: Hurdles, Accelerators, and Tech Enablers. Hurdles are obstacles that make participants slow down, evaluate, practice, and then make the leap to better support teaching and learning. Accelerators are megatrends that drive change – sometimes suddenly and sometimes so gradually that the implications are not readily apparent. Tech Enablers are tools that support smoother leaps over the hurdles and expansive changes in global K-12 education. You are invited to view the results of the most recent 2021 Driving K-12 Innovation Survey and explore the Hurdles, Accelerators and Tech Enablers topics that rose to the top in each category at

CoSN Membership & Texas K-12 CTO Council

If your school or district would like more information about joining CoSN or getting more involved with CoSN and/or Texas K-12 CTO Council, please contact Dr. Alice Owen, Executive Director, Texas K-12 CTO Council at or call 855.458.9286.