Founded in 1992, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is the premier professional association for school district technology leaders. CoSN is committed to providing the leadership, community and advocacy tools essential for the success of these leaders.
Empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.
CoSN’s core beliefs are shared by our members, drive our strategies, and determine our goals and priorities.
CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders.
CoSN is unique blend of education and technology leaders, policy makers, and decision makers from the public and private sectors. We are
Read about CoSN's latest accomplishments and strategies for the coming year in the 2010-11 Annual Report.
- Key technology leaders (Chief Technology Officers [CTOs], Chief Information Officers [CIOs], Technology Directors, etc.) from school districts, state/regional education agencies and independent, parochial and charter schools.
- Technology decision makers who see the power of technology as a means to improve teaching and learning as well as the administrative processes in their districts or states.
- Policy makers committed to providing students with 21st century skills necessary for success.
- Private sector leaders who seek a deeper understanding of the K-12 market and the use of technology in the learning and administrative process.
Our Core Beliefs
- The primary challenge we face in using technology effectively is human.
- Technology is a critical tool to personalize learning and overcome barriers of time and space for each learner.
- Equitable and ubiquitous access to technology is a necessity.
- The effective use of technology for the systemic transformation of learning cannot occur without strong organization, leadership, and vision.
- Technological fluency allows our children to be prepared for the world of today and tomorrow.
- Technology enables innovation in our educational systems, resulting in greater efficiencies and productivity.
- To maximize the benefits of technology solutions the district technology leader should be part of the executive leadership team (CTO, CIO, etc.) of the education organization.
- Global connections are vital to transforming the education process and improving learning.