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 Superintendents Initiative – Resources for School Leaders
With the start of the new school year we are pleased to remind school leaders of the EmpowerED Superintendents Initiative, graciously sponsored by ClassLink, edWeb.net, and jamf. This initiative exists through a dedicated and ongoing partnership between AASA and CoSN to support technology innovations through the lens of Superintendent leadership.
Below are highlights of a few of the EmpowerED Superintendents Initiative Resources:
- EmpowerED Superintendents Toolkit: The toolkit includes guidance, specific action steps, and practical tools for navigating leadership in the ever-changing landscape of educational technology.
- Critical Focus Area One-Pagers: When school leaders get questions from their board, staff or community members about issues related to educational technology practices and challenges their responses often need to be both clear and brief. The EmpowerED Superintendents “one-pagers” are the perfect guide for responding to those questions in “non-techy talk.”
- Creating Effective Responsible Use Policies for Schools: This new report was created in partnership with the Digital Citizenship Coalition, ISTE, ATLIS and CoSN. In this report readers receive guidance on creating the conditions (technical and behavioral) for both safe and effective use of technology in schools.
- Self-Assessments: Designed to help school leaders analyze their own leadership skills, three different self-assessments are provided: Superintendent Self-Assessment, CTO Self-Assessment, and a District Leadership Team Self-Assessment.
- Financing Technology Innovations, Strategies and Tools: Multiple tools to assist school leaders when analyzing educational technology through the lens of Total Cost of Ownership and Value of Investment.
All of the above resources are readily available at: https://www.cosn.org/superintendents/.
AASA/CoSN EmpowerED Superintendents edLeader Panel Series
The upcoming broadcast on October 9 at 5 p.m. ET is titled, “Artificial Intelligence and Generative AI: Empowering a Deeper Conversation.” Featured guest panelists include: Dr. Matthew Friedman, Superintendent of Schools, Quakertown Community School District, PA; Dr. Kelly May-Vollmar, Superintendent, Desert Sands Unified School District, CA; Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District, CA; and Pete Just, CETL, Executive Director, Indiana CTO Council. The series is co-hosted by AASA and CoSN in partnership with edWeb.net and is sponsored by ClassLink. Free registration for the October 9 broadcast – as well as access to previous broadcasts – is available at https://home.edweb.net/supers/.
CoSN 2024 Annual Conference, “Leading for Innovation: At Warp Speed”
Registration is now open for the CoSN 2024 Annual Conference, scheduled for April 8-10, 2024, in Miami, Florida. For conference and hotel information and registration links, see https://www.cosn.org/cosn2024/.
CoSN & Texas Educational Technology Leaders (TETL) Membership
If your school or district would like more information about joining CoSN or getting more involved with CoSN, please contact email@example.com. For information about Texas Education Technology Leaders, please contact Dianne Borreson, Executive Director, Texas Education Technology Leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855.458.9286.