10-Year Cheer—Texas School System Leaders Celebrate Decade of Harnessing Technology in Learning

Washington, DC
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Washington, DC (June 23, 2015) – Last week in Austin, the Texas K-12 CTO Council celebrated 10 years of serving and advancing the K-12 education technology community.

Founded as CoSN’s (the Consortium for School Networking’s) first state chapter – and now largest – the council celebrated the milestone during its 10th CTO Clinic, a nationwide event featuring in-depth discussions and workshops on today’s pressing technology challenges.

“Our chapter’s growing reach and efforts have enhanced the learning experience in Texas K-12 school districts,” said Dr. Alice Owen, CETL, Executive Director of the Texas K12 CTO Council. “The continued educational success stories in the past decade are made possible through our team, past chairs and partners – the people who drive our mission.” 

During the CTO clinic last week, leaders from across Texas and the country discussed developments in education technology and shared instructional technology practices. The event featured expert and pioneering insight, including from Mark Strama, former member of the Texas House of Representatives who was recently named head of Google Fiber in Austin.

“There are 2,700 hundred miles of fiber in Austin. This is a complex system that allows us to imagine new opportunities,” remarked Strama. “With an abundance of bandwidth, immersive online educational experiences that level the playing field will be possible.”

To learn or see more from the event, please visit: #TXCTOClinic15

Discover more about the Texas K-12 CTO Council at: www.texask12ctocouncil.org.

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