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.
The EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar Series
Interoperability: Seamlessly Sharing Data, Content, and Services Within School District Systems or Applications
The next episode of Season 4 of the EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar series airs on Monday, February 14, 2022, at 4 p.m. Central Time and is titled, “Interoperability: Seamlessly Sharing Data, Content, and Services Within School District Systems or Applications.”
Interoperability is key for the successful use of multiple sources of digital content and assorted e-learning technologies. This is especially true as schools continue to rely on technology to meet the evolving education needs and goals in their school districts. Even though technology-based products have the ability to make positive impacts on teaching and learning and school district operations, at times gaps in the integration and interfaces of the variety of applications can be problematic. At its core, interoperability is the seamless sharing of data, content, and services among a variety of technology based data, content, and services.
In the February 14 EmpowerED Superintendent webinar, three leading-edge school leaders will share leadership strategies for solving the challenges of interoperability. You are invited to join in the conversation with Texas’ own Dr. Doug Brubaker, superintendent, Texarkana ISD; Dr. Michael T. Conner, superintendent, Middletown Public Schools (CT); and Dr. Mary Wegner, assistant professor and superintendent and Educational Leadership Coordinator, School of Education at the University of Alaska Southeast. Free registration for the February 14, 2022, webinar is now available at https://home.edweb.net/supers/.
Leadership Strategies for Scaling, Sustaining, and Budgeting for Education Technology Innovations
The previous episode of the EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar series aired on January 10, 2022. In this webinar, superintendents Dr. Karen Cheser, Durango School District 9-R, Durango, CO, Dr. Heath Morrison, Montgomery ISD, TX, and Mr. Marlon Styles, Middletown City School District, OH, shared how they lead the processes in their school districts to successfully budget, scale and sustain technology innovations. If you missed the January 10 EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar, co-hosted by CoSN, AASA and edWeb.net, and sponsored by ClassLink, you can still access the free webinar recording at https://home.edweb.net/supers/. You will also be able to access free recordings and podcasts of multiple previously broadcast webinars in the EmpowerED Superintendent series at https://home.edweb.net/supers/.
Resources Referenced During the January 10 EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar
CoSN Critical Focus Area One Pager: Strategic Technology Planning and Investment, Aligning Priorities. Balancing Choice Cost & Outcomes
Financing Technology Innovations – Strategies and Tools: Links to tools to assist in calculating Total Cost of Ownership & Value of Investment are listed on the CoSN EmpowerED Superintendent webpage
CoSN 2022 Annual Conference
The CoSN 2022 Annual Conference will take place April 11-13, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference will be a hybrid experience to accommodate all who wish to meet safely in-person as well as those who elect to participate remotely. You can preview the conference program and access registration information at https://cosnconference.org/.
Texas Educational Technology Leaders Membership
If your school or district would like more information about joining CoSN or getting more involved with CoSN and/or Texas Educational Technology Leaders, please contact Dr. Alice Owen, Executive Director, Texas Educational Technology Leaders, at ExDir@TETL.org or call 855.458.9286.