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
Scaling, Sustaining, and Budgeting for Education Technology Innovations
The next episode of Season 4 of the EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar series airs on Monday, January 10, 2022, at 4 p.m. Central Time and is titled, “Leadership Strategies for Scaling, Sustaining, and Budgeting for Education Technology Innovations.”
One of the outcomes of leading K-12 education during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the increased reliance on technology to stay engaged with staff, students, parents, and school district communities. Technology innovations continue to be implemented in new ways and often on a much larger scale than prior to COVID-19. As we start a new calendar year, it is appropriate to look ahead and effectively plan to budget, scale, and sustain school district technology implementations. To succeed in all three areas school leaders must create both a culture and ongoing operations that support risk taking and that can also bring successful technology innovations to scale. Annual budgets must include a focus on sustaining successful technology innovations.
In the January 10, 2022, edWebinar, three inspiring superintendents will share how they are leading innovation by creating and supporting practices that allow successful technology innovations to grow and be sustained. Strategies for budgeting for technology innovation will also be discussed. Dr. Heath Morrison, superintendent of Montgomery ISD in Texas, will be one of the featured superintendent webinar panelists. He will be joined by Dr. Karen Cheser, superintendent of Durango School District 9-R, CO, and Marlon Styles, superintendent, Middletown City School District, OH. Free registration for the January 10, 2022, webinar is now available at https://home.edweb.net/supers/.
Social-Emotional Learning: Leveraging Technology to Care for All
The previous episode of the EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar series aired November 6, 2021. In this webinar, superintendents Dr. Ann Levett of Georgia’s Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, Dr. David Miyashiro from California’s Cajon Valley Union School District, and Glenn Robbins of New Jersey’s Brigantine Public Schools shared how they address the social and emotional needs of the students, staff, and families in their school districts. Strategies and practices they are leading in their districts to leverage technology tools to address the challenges of social-emotional learning were also highlighted during their conversation. Free access to webinar recording: If you missed the November 6 EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar, co-hosted by CoSN, AASA and edWeb.net, and sponsored by ClassLink, you can still access the free 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/.
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.