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.

EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series

Cybersecurity in Today’s Learning Environments: What School Leaders Must Know and Do

The most recent live broadcast in the EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series, “Cybersecurity in Today’s Learning Environments: What School Leaders Must Know and Do,” aired Monday, September 12, 2022. Texas Superintendent Dr. Doug Brubaker, Texarkana ISD, and Glenn Robbins, Brigantine Public Schools, NJ, joined Lorrie Owens, Chief Technology Officer, Integrated Technology Services, San Mateo County Office of Education, CA, and host/moderator Ann McMullan in sharing the leadership strategies they use to analyze a school district network’s cybersecurity status as well as how to build and sustain school networks that are created to maximize security. The panel also reviewed the processes they have established to respond to a network attack if such an event does occur. If you missed the live broadcast, you can watch the recording or listen to the podcast version of the panel presentation at:

Creating and Leading a Professional Team of Lifelong Learners

The next live broadcast of the EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series, “Creating and Leading a Professional Team of Lifelong Learners,” will air Monday, October 10, 2022, at 4 p.m. Central Time. Dr. Deborah Kerr, Superintendent, St. Francis School District, WI, Dr. John Malloy, Superintendent, San Ramon Valley Unified School District, CA, and Marlon Styles, Superintendent, Middletown City School District, OH, are the featured superintendent guest panelists. The three superintendents will share the strategies they use to lead in their school districts to assure that not only students, but also their entire district staffs, have opportunities to participate in ongoing, effective, and impactful technology professional learning opportunities that specifically target digital literacy and the technology capacity of their educators, administrators, students, parents, and families. Ann McMullan, Project Director for the CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) EmpowerED Superintendents Initiative, will serve as the host and moderator of the superintendents’ panel discussion. The EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series, now in its fifth season, is co-hosted by CoSN, AASA, and, and sponsored by ClassLink. Free registration for the October 10 live broadcast is available at

CoSN Cybersecurity Resources

October is Cybersecurity Awareness month. School districts are prime targets for attacks on their digital networks. CoSN is pleased to provide a number of resources to assist superintendents and school leaders in mapping out effective strategies to prevent cyberattacks on their networks as well as how to respond when such attacks do occur. One of the newest tools is the CoSN Cybersecurity Leadership Game, which was designed to build school leaders’ skills and experience in managing responses to cyberattacks. In addition to the CoSN Cybersecurity Leadership Game, additional free resources for addressing cybersecurity in K-12 organizations can be found at

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 For information about Texas Education Technology Leaders, please contact Dianne Borreson, Executive Director, Texas Education Technology Leaders at or call 855.458.9286.