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.
CoSN has created a special webpage with resources for school leaders as they deal with our current national health emergency. “CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) EDTECH GUIDANCE” is available at https://www.cosn.org/coronavirus. Under the “CoSN Resources” tab you are able to access the following documents: “Video Conferencing Tools in the Age of Remote Learning: Privacy Considerations for New Technologies”; “Preparing to Take Your Schools Online”; “Cybersecurity Consideration in a COVID-19 World.” You can also access a recent webinar presented in partnership with AASA titled, “Virtual Collaboration and Learning Continuity.” Resources will continue to be added in the weeks and months ahead.
COSN 2020 – Going Virtual
The 2020 CoSN Annual Conference that was originally scheduled to be held in mid-March in Washington D.C. is now going forward as a lively interactive virtual conference scheduled for May 17-21. Learn more and join CoSN 2020: A Breakthrough Virtual Experience by accessing this webpage: https://cosnconference.org/cosn2020-is-going-virtual/
Strategic Technology Planning & Investment – CoSN Resources
A one-page document, Strategic Technology Planning and Investment, provides leaders with three essential focal points for SmartIT decisions. The SMART IT webpage features a new resource created in collaboration with the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) along with additional information on total cost of ownership, value of investment and more.
The Empowered Superintendent edWebinar Series
“Strategic Technology Planning: Aligning Priorities, Costs, Outcomes and Sustainability”
Monday, May 11, 2020, 4 p.m. CT
CoSN, in partnership with edWeb.net, hosts The Empowered Superintendent monthly edWebinar series on topics that are essential for all educators engaged in leading digital transformations. Technology has never played a more crucial role than today in schools being able to continue teaching and learning for all students. Join superintendents Jeanne Barker, Chris Gaines, and Randy Ziegenfuss in a lively interactive conversation as they share their strategies for technology planning and sustainability. Each will also update webinar participants on how they are leading learning in their school districts during the COVID-19 health crisis. Their stories and expertise have great value for all school leaders. You are invited to register for this free webinar, as well as access recordings of previously broadcast CoSN/edWeb webinars, at https://home.edweb.net/supers/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855.458.9286.