Reaching 20 – CoSN State Chapter Network Hits Milestone

Additions of New Hampshire and Minnesota Strengthen Professional Ed Tech Association’s National Advocacy Presence
Washington, DC
Monday, November 10, 2014

Washington, DC (November 7, 2014) – CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) today welcomed New Hampshire and Minnesota as the 19th and 20th state chapter members, respectively. The New Hampshire CTO Council and the Minnesota CoSN Chapter expand CoSN’s growth in all major regions across America, amplifying the association’s advocacy efforts at the district level and its collaboration with state organizations to build exceptional education technology leadership.

“The NH CTO Council is so excited to be officially affiliated with CoSN,” said Pam McLeod, NH CTO Council Chair. “Joining forces with CoSN will allow us to deliver enhanced networking and professional development opportunities, to provide a stronger voice for New Hampshire ed tech leaders, and to distribute technology planning and other high quality resources to our members.”

“Minnesota is pleased to join the family of CoSN Chapters in the United States,” said Mary Mehsikomer, CETL, Technology Integration Development & Outreach Facilitator, TIES. “We look forward to the professional development, networking, and leadership opportunities that the Minnesota CoSN Chapter will deliver to technology directors, coordinators, and staff in our state. We also are excited to use our chapter to provide a framework to take advantage of CoSN’s invaluable resources for technology leaders.”

As new members, both chapters will take a lead in:

  • Advocating and providing professional development opportunities, research, and best practices for district technology leaders and educators;
  • Establishing a community of practice and personal learning network for state-based education technology coordinators and educators; and
  • Managing and leveraging the capacity of each state’s education technology leaders through professional networking and the building of a cadre of expertise.

“Twenty state chapters is a remarkable milestone and a testament to CoSN’s powerful impact in U.S. districts,” said Jean Tower, CoSN Chair, Director of Technology, Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough in Massachusetts. “The local leadership, support, and professional development through our state chapters provide school system leaders with an opportunity to leverage CoSN’s resources and work to empower learning through technology. We proudly welcome New Hampshire and Minnesota, and we look forward to touching school leaders in those states in the weeks and months to come.”

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

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

About 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 cosn.org or call 866-267-08747 to find out more about CoSN’s focus areas, annual conference and events, advocacy and policy, membership and the CETL certification exam.

Learn about CoSN’s 2015 Annual Conference in Atlanta, March 16-19 at: cosnconference.org.

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