CoSN Announces Wisconsin State Chapter

Wisconsin Education Technology Leaders Is Association’s 17th State Chapter Nationwide, Fourth in the Midwest
Washington, DC
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Washington, DC (August 15, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced its newest state chapter – the Wisconsin Education Technology Leaders (WETL). Wisconsin is CoSN’s 17th state chapter nationwide and the third state to join CoSN this year, following New York and Illinois.

“School districts in Wisconsin count on their educational technology leaders to support a community of learners that includes the right technologies for the right purpose,” said Vicki Lyons, Technology, Data and Media Services Director, School District of La Crosse, and Chair, WETL. “Our goals attest to our commitment to lead and support the educational technology needs of our organizations – teaching and learning, professional development, communication with parents and community, information access and data security and storage. We are ready to work cooperatively with all leadership organizations in the state and with other state CoSN chapters in our collective efforts to create learning environments that meet our students' current and future needs.”

WETL will address the following key questions faced by district technology leaders in today’s changing educational landscape: How does education look different; how does infrastructure support the evolving needs of educators and students; and how does systems effectiveness support the school environment? Exploring these questions will better allow Wisconsin school leaders and CoSN partners across the United States to leverage resources and practices that strengthen:

  • Embedded professional development;
  • Leadership needs and skills;
  • Educator effectiveness;
  • Broadband expansion;
  • Mobile device use and policies;
  • Human infrastructures;
  • Funding; and
  • Organization employee structure, among others.

“Wisconsin’s membership provides CoSN and our partners with an opportunity to better reach K-12 technology leaders on the ground across the state,” said Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN. “Chief technology officers and other administrators who participate in all of our state chapters actively share their professional insights and best practices, bolstering our advocacy efforts on education technology and establishing a more unified voice coast-to-coast. We welcome Wisconsin and look forward to further building our efforts in the Midwest to help local school leaders harness the power of technology to advance teaching and learning.”

In addition to Wisconsin, CoSN state chapters include Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. To learn more about the Wisconsin state chapter, please click here. To learn more about CoSN state chapters, please click here.

About the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. The mission of CoSN is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Visit www.cosn.org or phone 866.267.8747 to find out more about CoSN’s Leadership Initiatives, annual conference and events, policy and advocacy, membership, and resources.

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