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

Leading Learning in the 2022-2023 School Year: Ready, Set, Go

The EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series, co-hosted by AASA, CoSN, and and sponsored by ClassLink, launched Season 5 on August 8, 2022, with “Leading Learning in the 2022-2023 School Year: Ready, Set, Go.” Superintendent Panelists Drs. David Schuler and Carol Kelley, and Matthew J. Miller joined host/moderator Ann McMullan in looking at the new school year through the lens of strategies and innovations that engage all learners, teachers, administrators, and families in their districts. The superintendents also reviewed how they are maximizing new funding resources and their plans to sustain the projects that have been funded by access to new financial aid. If you missed the live broadcast, you can access the free recording or podcast version at:

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

The next live broadcast in the EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series, “Cybersecurity in Today’s Learning Environments: What School Leaders Must Know and Do is scheduled for Monday, September 12, 2022, at 4 p.m. Central Time. One of Texas’ own superintendents, Dr. Doug Brubaker, Texarkana ISD, will be a featured guest panelist along with Superintendent Glenn Robbins, Brigantine Public Schools, NJ, and Lorrie Owens, Chief Technology Officer, Integrated Technology Services, San Mateo County Office of Education, CA. The three panelists will join host/moderator Ann McMullan to share the strategies they use to analyze a network’s cybersecurity status and build and sustain school networks that are created to maximize security. They will also explain the processes they have established to respond to a network attack if such an event does occur. You are invited to learn more and register for this free broadcast at:

CoSN Superintendent Advisory Panel Discussion on Successes and Challenges in Leading School Districts Today

During the May 2022 virtual meeting of the CoSN Superintendent Advisory Panel, the superintendents and other panel members broke into small groups to share their ideas about what has been successful and what challenges they see as they start the 2022-2023 school year. Their group discussions revolved around the following questions:

  1. What have you learned and how are you thinking about leveraging technology as you open school in the fall of 2022?
  2. What strategies are you utilizing this summer to lead with innovation? How will you overcome the sense of inertia and desire to “return to normal”?

You are invited to read a summary of the responses and use any or all of the thoughts listed to start similar discussions in your own school or district. Access the summary report 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.