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.

The Empowered Superintendent edWebinar Series – Monday, February 8, 2021, 4 p.m. CT

“Strategic Technology Planning and Investment: Priorities, Cost and Impacts in Today’s Learning Environments”

The upcoming episode of the monthly EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar series, co-hosted by CoSN, AASA, and, and sponsored by ClassLink, airs on Monday, February 8, 2021. The title and focus of the February webinar, broadcast live at 4 p.m. CT, is Strategic Technology Planning and Investment: Priorities, Cost and Impacts in Today’s Learning Environments.

In this edWebinar, TASA member Dr. Doug Brubaker, superintendent of Texarkana ISD, is joined by Dr. M. Ann Levett, superintendent of Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools in Georgia, and Dr. Kristi Wilson, superintendent of Buckeye Elementary School District in Arizona, and current president of AASA, in an interactive conversation about how they lead their districts in creating successful and impactful technology plans. Each superintendent explains the strategies they use to bring together a wide range of needs, interests, and district priorities to create technology plans that address the total cost of ownership, impacts on teaching and learning, and the value of those technology investments.

The current crises that have come out of the COVID-19 pandemic have shown the world how critical technology is to continue teaching and learning along with multiple other aspects of school operations. The three superintendents share the technology strategies they have used over the past year to assure that their schools continue to function for the benefit all students and families. Free registration for the February 8, 2021, webinar is now available at:

Webinars in this series are also freely available as recordings at and via podcast at a day or two after the initial live broadcast.

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. Additionally CoSN provides a multi-page Smart IT Guide that delves into questions school leaders need to consider around Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment.

The SMART IT webpage features a link for CoSN members to download a toolkit created in collaboration with the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO). The CoSN/ASBO resource, Working Together for Student Success: A Guide for SBOs and CTOs, describes strategies for school districts’ business and technology departments to successfully work together.

CoSN 2021

The 2021 Annual CoSN Conference, scheduled for March 2-4, features interactive breakout sessions, LIVE keynotes, unique networking opportunities, and more. Learn more and register for CoSN 2021 at:

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 or call 855.458.9286.