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

December edLeader Panel Broadcast: Planning and Sustaining Technology Innovations: Aligning Priorities, Costs, and Outcomes

The next live broadcast of the CoSN / AASA EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series, “Planning and Sustaining Technology Innovations: Aligning Priorities, Costs, and Outcomes,” airs Monday, December 12, 2022, at 4 p.m. Central Time. Dr. Chris Gaines, superintendent, Mehlville School District, MO, along with Dr. Kelly May-Vollmar, superintendent, Desert Sands Unified School District, CA, and Dr. Aaron Spence, superintendent, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA, will share the strategies they use in their school districts to evaluate, rethink, and strengthen district technology decision making. Free registration for the upcoming live broadcast is available at:

November edLeader Panel Broadcast Recording

If you missed the recent CoSN / AASA EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel broadcast, “Leadership Challenges and Solutions Regarding Data Privacy in Technology-Enriched Learning Environments,” which aired November 14, 2022, you are welcome to access the link to the recording at: In this broadcast, Casey Bertram, superintendent of Bozeman Public Schools, MT, Dr. Alex Marrero, superintendent of Denver Public Schools, CO, and Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox, superintendent of Raytown Quality Schools, MO, shared the leadership strategies they implement to assess their school districts’ privacy and compliance polices. All three superintendents represent school districts that have earned the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal, the nation’s only privacy framework designed specifically for school systems. Information about the TLE and how and why other school districts can benefit from earning the TLE Seal was also covered during the November 14 live broadcast.

CoSN Data Privacy Resources

CoSN Data Privacy Self-Assessment
Assist school leaders in learning where they need to focus to improve data privacy practices in their school systems.

Infographic: School System Jobs and Their Impact on Student Data Privacy
A snapshot of the many different roles across a school system that have an impact on student data privacy

Building a Trusted Learning Environment: Understanding the Leadership Practice
Take a deeper dive into the role of leadership in protecting student data privacy.

Trusted Learning From the Ground Up: Fundamental Data Governance Policies and Procedures
Learn fundamental data governance policies and procedures and check to see how many your district has in place.

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.