CoSN Toolkit and White Paper
Strategies and tactics for school CTOs for effective management of IT planning and operations for CoSN members.in MyCoSN.
Other CoSN Resources
Mastering the Moment: Reimagining Learning in Times of Economic Crisis.
Watch his presentation on YouTube.
Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN, gave a TEDxDenverEd presentation on June 28, 2010
A two-page brief describing CoSN's Mastering the Moment initiative.
CoSN MTM Presentation (from 2010 CoSN conference)
Listen to Interview with Keith Krueger, CEO CoSN
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Weathering the Storm - CoSN 2010 Compendium Monograph
District and regional leaders share advice on
responding to the economic downturn without cutting vital services. The
monograph details eight approaches for dealing with the economic crisis,
as shared by ten chief technology officers (CTOs) and superintendents
from school districts across the nation.
View the Executive summary . The full monograph is available in the MyCoSN member area of the CoSN website.
Visit MyCoSN for reports on
Computing – A Billowing Virtual Infrastructure for Services and
“Making the Most of Computing Performance Virtualization”
“Green Computing – A Smart Educational Strategy”
Sign on to MyCoSN to access this resource:
Member-only webinar on MtM toolkit (60 min)
Visit the Initiatives and Certification areas of www.cosn.org to access these resources:
Budgeting with Total Cost of Ownership (TCO); CoSN-Gartner TCO tool
Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL)sm Certification Program
Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent
IT Crisis Preparedness
Open Technologies in K-12 Schools
Value of Investment (VOI)
American Association of School Administrators - Research on school funding levels
Weathering the Storm: How the Economic Recession Continues to Impact School Districts
Most of these Gartner resources require a paid subscription:
Cost Cutting in IT to Cope With Economic Slowdown
Economic Downturn Will Test Leadership Skills: Focus on People
Five More Places to Look for Easy Cost Savings
Gartner Total Value of Opportunity
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Stimulus Package for Educational Technology in the United States
Look for Cost-Cutting Projects That Don’t Require Additional Cash
Managing IT Risks During Cost-Cutting Periods
Opportunity in the Challenge of Tight Budget Times for K–12 Technology Leaders
A TVO Approach Can Support IT Projects
Web resource page for states and LEAs on the best ideas on school modernization
Arne Duncan Speech on the "New Normal: Doing More with Less"
Digital Wish Report on Sustainability
The A. D. Henderson Foundation commissioned Digital Wish to study how schools are sustaining their technology initiatives, and develop free resources that would model best practices.
Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner and Nancy Kober
Published: February 7, 2012
This report, which is based on a fall 2011 survey of state education
agency officials, finds that state spending cuts for K-12 education
seemed to have bottomed out in many states, although some states are
still strapped for funds. The report also examines states’ efforts to
implement the four school reforms they promised to address in their
applications for federal stimulus funds.
Stimulating Ed-Tech Investments: How to Maximize Stimulus Dollars Free archived webinar from Education Week with Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN and others.
Smart Options: Investing the Recovery Funds for Student Success from the Coalition for Student Achievement
MindShift - Top 10 IT Strategies During the Downturn
This brief white paper is directed towards small business, but applies well to K-12. 10 strategies are discussed.APQC Education white paper: What Lies Beneath: Waste
There is an amazing amount of waste - time consuming processes that add no value - in school operations. K-12 institutions try to affect outcomes by focusing on outcomes, rather than the processes that produce outcomes. APQC's Northstar project focuses on Process and Performance Management (PPM) to map processes then re-map to cut waste.
“Cloud Computing: The Economic Imperative” in eCampus News
The Efficient Agency Report
2012 survey results from Center of Digital Government and CDW-G on efforts to enhance IT efficiencies, including savings numbers.