The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and its Texas state affiliate chapter, The Texas K-12 CTO Council, are honored to support the work of current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams in leading all aspects of digital learning transformations.

One of the lessons learned during the spring of 2020 was the need for effective and ongoing technology professional learning opportunities for all educators. As school districts made the quick pivot to online learning in either a totally remote or a hybrid setting, it became painfully clear that many educators did not know how to maximize technology tools to assure that effective learning continued for all students. Additionally, parents, families and caretakers – many now serving as “co-teachers” or “learning facilitators” for children who are attending school remotely – find that they also benefit when technology professional learning strategies are provided for them.

EmpowerED Superintendent Monthly Webinar:
Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

The upcoming episode of the monthly EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar series, co-hosted by CoSN, AASA and and sponsored by ClassLink, airs on Monday, November 9, 2020. The title and focus of the November 9 webinar, broadcast live at 4 p.m. CT, is Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success. Truly effective educator professional learning requires a coordinated, collaborative approach by school system leaders. The November 9 webinar features three district leaders from North Carolina’s Wake County Public School System. You are invited to join the lively, interactive conversation with Cathy Moore, Superintendent of Wake County School District and the district’s Chief Technology Officer, Marlo Gaddis, along with Allison Reid, Wake County’s Senior Director of Digital Learning and Libraries. Together, these three school system leaders will share the collaborative strategies they use to provide technology professional learning experiences for educators that truly improve instructional practice, whether learning occurs remotely or in a traditional classroom setting. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to engage with the panelists and learn how to apply the strategies shared within their own school settings. Free registration for this November 9, 2020, webinar is now available at

Explore Previously Broadcast EmpowerED Superintendent Webinars

The October 12, 2020, EmpowerED Superintendent webinar focused on cybersecurity. The recording is now available along with other previously broadcast EmpowerED Superintendent webinars at In addition, podcasts of previous webinars are also now available. Learn more at

CoSN Critical Focus Areas: Issue One-Pager:
Effective Technology Professional Development: The Secret Sauce for Successful Classroom Transformation

The CoSN EmpowerED Superintendents webpage presents a series of “one-pagers” to guide and empower superintendents and their leadership teams in leading digital transformations. CoSN’s one-page document on Effective Technology Professional Development identifies three critical guidelines for professional learning that are essential to improving classroom practice. Also defined are the factors school leaders must consider when planning for and evaluating professional learning opportunities for all educators.

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.