‘North by Northwest’ – Oregon and Washington Form 21st State Chapter

Washington, DC
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Washington, DC (April 8, 2015) – CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) today announced that the Association for Computer Professionals in Education (ACPE) Northwest CoSN Chapter is the association’s 21st state chapter nationwide. 

Formed under ACPE – a Pacific Northwest nonprofit education technology association – the Northwest CoSN Chapter will provide K-12 technology leaders in Oregon and Washington with valuable resources in leadership, technology planning and community planning. 

“For more than 45 years, ACPE has connected Washington and Oregon K-12 IT professionals, allowing them to share ideas and practices to enhance learning through technology,” said Steve Langford, 2014-15 President, ACPE, and Chief Information Officer, Beaverton School District (OR). “This new partnership with CoSN allows Washington and Oregon educational technology leaders to further engage, learn, and collaborate with peers nationally. We are excited to contribute to the conversation.”

As the newest CoSN chapter, the ACPE Northwest CoSN Chapter establishes an interactive forum for education IT professionals to share best practices as well as emerging trends and technologies to support learning. Specifically, the Council will: 

  • Advocate for professional development of education technology directors, CTOs, administrators and leaders in the region;
  • Elevate the professional practice of education technology by coordinating and providing peer networking and collaborative opportunities for members; and
  • Support education technology leaders in providing visionary leadership, sound research and examples of best practices.

The state chapter joins the following CoSN state members: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. 

"North, South, East, and West – the voice, skills, and accomplishments of ed tech leaders comprising CoSN’s state chapter base now touches all major regions in the continental United States,” said Mike Jamerson, Chair, CoSN Board, and Director of Technology, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (IN). “Oregon and Washington bring incredible knowledge and experiences that will inform our work and help to transform learning in all classrooms. We warmly welcome both.” 

To learn more about CoSN’s state chapters, please visit: cosn.org/about/membership/state-chapters.

 

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