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

Social-Emotional Learning: Leveraging Technology to Care for All

The third episode of Season 4 of the EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar series airs on Monday, November 8, 2021, at 4 p.m. Central Time and is titled, “Social-Emotional Learning: Leveraging Technology to Care for All.” The CoSN 2021 Driving K-12 Innovation Report identified Social Emotional Learning as one of the three accelerators or mega-trends in K-12 education today. The challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic heightened the need to address the social and emotional aspects of learning, not only for students and their families, but also for teachers, school leaders and administrators.

In this edWebinar, three innovative, compassionate superintendents share how they address the social and emotional needs of the students, staff, and families in their school districts. The following recommendations from the CoSN 2021 Driving K-12 Innovation Report will be highlighted along with examples for leading the implementation of each recommendation:

  1. Provide SEL and well-being support for educators and students.
  2. Integrate SEL into curriculum.
  3. Build educator and community buy-in.

Additionally, the superintendents will each review the strategies and practices they are leading in their districts to leverage technology tools to address the challenges of social-emotional learning.

You are invited to join in the conversation with Dr. Ann Levett, Superintendent, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, GA; Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District, CA; and Mr. Glenn Robbins, Superintendent, Brigantine Public Schools, NJ. Free registration for the November 8 webinar is now available at

The CoSN 2021 Driving K-12 Innovation Report, which will be referenced during the edWebinar SEL conversation, can be accessed at

Cybersecurity: School Leadership Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Cyberattacks

The October 11 EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar was titled “Cybersecurity: School Leadership Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Cyberattacks.” In this edWebinar, superintendents Matt Miller, Lakota Local Schools, OH, Dr. Michelle Reid, Northshore School District, WA, and Dr. Hank Thiele, Community High School District 99, IL, shared their knowledge and experiences in leading cybersecurity awareness in their school systems. Strategies for preventing cyberattacks and recommendations for responding effectively when they do occur were also discussed. If you missed the October 11 EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar, co-hosted by CoSN, AASA and, and sponsored by ClassLink, you can still access the free webinar recording at You will also be able to access free recordings and podcasts of multiple previously broadcast webinars in the EmpowerED Superintendent series at

CoSN & 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 or call 855.458.9286.