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.
EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar
Monday, July 13, 4 p.m. CT
“Smart Education Networks by Design: The CoSN SEND Initiative”
CoSN, AASA, and edWeb join together in co-hosting the monthly EmpowerED Superintendent webinar series. The next EmpowerED Superintendent webinar broadcast, “Smart Education Networks by Design: The CoSN SEND Initiative,” is scheduled for Monday, July 13, at 4 p.m. CT. Now, more than ever, school networks must serve students and teachers both inside and outside the classroom, anywhere and anytime. Rapid change in the way teaching and learning is delivered is increasing the demand for greater network capacity and reliability. You will not want to miss this webinar when three school superintendents share how their districts make high-stakes infrastructure investment decisions in the midst of constantly changing technology, teaching and learning priorities, and funding. Join the discussion with Dr. Mark Benigni, superintendent of Meriden Public Schools in Connecticut; Dr. John Marcus, superintendent of Stoughton Public Schools in Massachusetts; and Matthew Miller, superintendent of Lakota Local Schools in Ohio. Learn more and register for this free webinar at: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/supers20200713/. If you are not able to attend the live broadcast you can view the recording starting the next day once you have completed the free registration process.
Smart Education Network Design – AASA/CoSN Partner Resources
The one-page document, Smart Network Design for Transformation & Innovation, SMART EDUCATION NETWORKS BY DESIGN (SEND), provides education leaders with six core characteristics of what should be included in today’s network design and architecture. CoSN’s SEND Initiative webpage has a vast array of resources including a set of guidelines, a toolkit, a white paper, an infographic and much more.
COVID-19 Resources for School Leaders
CoSN continues to provide school leaders with updated information on the “EdTech Guidance in the age of COVID-19” webpage. School leaders have ready access to current resources that not only help school systems adapt to remote learning during COVID-19 but also ensure positive outcomes for all stakeholders.
“Digital Equity Strategies for Learning Beyond the Classroom” Webinar Recording Now Available
On Monday, June 8, CoSN, AASA, and edWeb cohosted their monthly EmpowerED Superintendent webinar that was focused on the critically timely topic of “Digital Equity Strategies for Learning Beyond the Classroom.” Dr. David Miyashiro, superintendent of Cajon Valley School District in California; Dr. Steven Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools in Washington; and Dr. Donna Wright, director of schools for Wilson County Schools in Tennessee were the featured guest panelists. The webinar participants responded enthusiastically to the effective strategies these three nationally recognized superintendents shared regarding their school districts’ approaches to solving the challenges around equity in general and digital inequity specifically. If you were not able to attend the live webinar broadcast, you can access the recording of this and other previously broadcast EmpowerED Superintendent webinars for no charge at https://home.edweb.net/supers/.
Digital Equity – AASA/CoSN Partner Resources
The one-page document, Creating Equitable Opportunities for ALL Learners, provides education leaders with five essential strategies for achieving digital equity. CoSN’s Digital Equity Initiative webpage has a number of additional resources, including access to the Digital Equity Toolkit, to support the work of school leaders in building meaningful community partnerships and creating tools to help district leaders achieve digital equity for all learners.
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.