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Superintendents can make or break educational technology initiatives. They are responsible for ensuring that their school districts embrace 21st century learning environments that enable engaging learning environments and produce positive student outcomes. CoSN collaborates with superintendents to assess their challenges and increase their capacity to lead technology efforts. This area of focus is dedicated to helping superintendents, aspiring superintendents, and district leadership teams build their knowledge, skills, and confidence as effective technology leaders.
Of all the challenges you face as a superintendent, technology leadership may be the one that leaves you feeling the most unprepared, uncertain and vulnerable. You're not alone. To better understand superintendents thoughts about using technology for learning, CoSN conducted focus groups and one-on-one interviews throughout the country. Superintendents in districts of every size and geographic region expressed similar sentiments:
CoSN's Superintendent Toolkit can help superintendents to bring 21st century learning environments to their school districts. The toolkit contains five themes for developing or enhancing technology leadership skills: