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.

EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar Series

Season 2 Wrap, Season 3 Launch

CoSN, AASA, and co-host a free monthly webinar series designed to support superintendents and school leaders in leading digital transformations in their school systems. The current season’s lineup concluded July 13, 2020, with the broadcast of Smart Education Networks by Design: The CoSN SEND Initiative, which featured a lively discussion with Dr. Mark Benigni, Superintendent, Meriden Public Schools, CT; Dr. John Marcus, Superintendent, Stoughton Public Schools, MA; and Matthew Miler, Superintendent Lakota Local Schools, OH. View the webinar.

See the complete list of recordings of all previously broadcast EmpowerED Superintendent webinars is available at The EmpowerED Superintendent webinars are now also available via podcast. You can listen with Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. Learn more at

On Monday, September 14, 2020, at 4 p.m. Central Time the EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar Series will begin its third season with a broadcast focused on Leading Learning in the 2020-2021 School Year. Guest panelists include Dan Domenech, Executive Director, AASA; Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN; and Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent Township High School District, 214, IL and Chair of the CoSN Superintendent Advisory Panel.

Driving K-12 Innovation

2020 Hurdles and Accelerators

CoSN’s Driving K-12 Innovation International Advisory Board has published a new report on the top five Hurdles hindering school innovation in 2020 along with the top five Accelerators that advance teaching and learning innovation. The CoSN Driving K-12 Innovation Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished educational technology experts who identify and rank the Hurdles (barriers) and Accelerators (megatrends) for innovation. School leaders will find the information provided in this 2020 report highly relevant to the challenges we are all facing in rethinking how best to lead learning today. Read the full report.  

Super Power of Techni-Color in IT

If you missed this session during the CoSN 2020 Virtual Conference, you can now view the recording of this wonderfully engaging and timely panel conversation about diversity in the IT sector.

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.