Chief Technology Officers' (CTO) Council
The use of technology in our nation’s schools has transformed how our students learn, how our teachers teach, and how we measure and communicate these changes. Those responsible for bringing 21st century education technology to our school systems must have a deep understanding not only of the latest and emerging educational technology but also know how to apply these tools specifically to the educational environment. Whether your title is technology coordinator, director of technology or chief information officer; you are the CHIEF TECHNLOGY OFFICER (CTO) of your organization.
The Consortium for School Networking’s CTO Council is comprised of educational technology leaders from across the country who are committed to providing direction, mentoring, and professional development opportunities to help CTOs meet the needs of our nation’s school systems. The CTO Council helps education technology leaders navigate the instructional effectiveness of technologies like classroom technologies, mobile devices, and digital resources. They provide guidance in setting district-wide initiatives such as BYOT (bring your own technology), anytime/anywhere learning, broadband, cyber security, and green computing.
The CTO Council is committed to providing professional development (PD)t opportunities for the sharing and free exchange of ideas and experiences through:
- CTO Forums –Annual face-to-face meetings at the CoSN Annual Conference and ISTE annual conference.
- Virtual meetings –Regular virtual meetings in which Council members share ideas and lessons learned on hot topics in education technology. Members are encouraged to share their knowledge and expertise with peers.
- Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO – The body of knowledge CTOs must have to perform their jobs effectively. All CTO Council PD offerings are tied to the Framework. In addition, the Framework is the basis of the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) certification exam.
We encourage all education technology leaders who are dedicated to bringing 21st century tools to our nation’s children to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the CTO Council.