The role of the CTO in school districts is evolving into one of the most important leadership positions in education, yet many who currently fill that job lack the skills and background to make the
CoSN works to improve the leadership of district administrators who believe that digitally rich learning environments are essential to improving students' 21st century learning skills. We empower district leaders with the tools they need to effectively lead and define the vision for transformative changes in how students learn.
Student access to robust digital tools is key to their success as 21st century citizens, yet many students from economically disadvantaged families have limited access to these tools both at school and at home. CoSN is working to close the access gap for learning no matter where students are.
Superintendents can make or break educational technology initiatives. CoSN collaborates with superintendents to assess their challenges and increase their capacities to lead technology efforts. This focus area is dedicated to helping superintendents, aspiring superintendents, and district leadership teams build their knowledge, skills, and confidence.
CoSN is committed to fostering a global dialogue focusing on the strategic uses of education technology. We believe that learning from other countries is an important aspect of professional development for ed tech leaders in the U.S. Learn about the ways that CoSN is involving the international community in this important conversation.
CoSN, in partnership with The New Media Consortium (NMC) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) with the support of HP, produces the Horizon Report and Toolkitannually. These resources examine the emerging technologies that will have the biggest impacts on learning over the next five years. Take a look—we're predicting the future!
CoSN's annual IT Leadership Survey paints a picture of the current trends in the ed tech field. What are the biggest challenges your peers face, and what are they most excited about? Where do you fit in the national landscape of ed tech leaders?
In partnership with AASA and NSBA, CoSN launched Leading the Digital Leap to empower K-12 superintendents, district technology leaders, and school boards to strengthen their digital advocacy and lead a digital leap.
Balancing the benefits of technology advances with the need to protect student privacy and data is a major challenge. CoSN's Protecting Student Privacy in Connected Learning initiative helps walk you through how to navigate your data in compliance with current privacy laws.