TETA Becomes CoSN’s 14th State Chapter

Washington, DC
Monday, July 30, 2012

Washington, DC (July 30, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced a partnership with the Tennessee Educational Technology Association (TETA), effectively forming CoSN’s 14th state chapter. TETA, with its 19-year history of working with technology educators in Tennessee, will help advance CoSN’s mission of empowering education leaders to leverage technology to transform teaching and learning. With CoSN’s guidance, TETA will enhance its efforts to assist statewide school district leaders plan for the use and successful implementation of information technology to improve student learning.

“We are excited about our new partnership with TETA, which will help maximize our advocacy efforts both on the state and national levels,” said CoSN CEO Keith Krueger. “The efforts of organizations like TETA are proving to better meet the ever-evolving needs of America’s K-12 technology leaders. With its rich history, TETA will help to build momentum in Tennessee for the implementation of effective policies and practices that advance education technology.”

As CoSN’s newest chapter, TETA will have access to complete membership benefits, including professional development and leadership tools, and will able to share ideas, best practices and resources with other CoSN members.

“TETA’s mission statement is to lead the integration of technology in education by providing and promoting opportunities for innovation through modeling, networking and advocacy,’” said TETA Chair Beverly Miller. “It is our sincere belief that working alongside CoSN will be beneficial to helping us accomplish our vision to promote the effective use of technology in education to transform teaching and learning with the purpose of advancing student achievement and improving business practices in school districts across Tennessee. As current TETA Chairman, I am delighted to begin this new CoSN State Chapter, and I look forward to learning more about ways we might collaborate.”

CoSN launched its first state chapter – the Texas K-12 CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Council – in September of 2004, and has since established chapters in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. The association is actively working with other states and state-based organizations around the country to form additional local chapters, with the goal of using these alliances to strengthen the voice of and resources available to school technology leaders.

“We are delighted to support a State CoSN Chapter in Tennessee. Supporting and developing educational leaders is a priority in our state,” said Tennessee State CoSN Chapter Chair Joan Gray. “Our affiliation with CoSN will help us to develop well-informed leaders that are up to date with educational trends and policies that affect our districts, our schools and our classrooms. We look forward to expanded membership and collaborative learning opportunities as a result of this partnership.”

For more information about CoSN’s state chapters, please visit www.cosn.org/Chapters.

 

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.

 

About the Tennessee Educational Technology Association (TETA)

The Tennessee Educational Technology Association (TETA) is a non-profit organization whose membership primarily consists of K-12, corporate partners and higher education members who are committed to promoting the effective use of technology in education to transform teaching and learning with the purpose of advancing student achievement and improving business practices in school districts across Tennessee. TETA’s mission is to lead the integration of technology in education by providing opportunities for innovation through modeling, networking, and advocacy. The purposes of TETA include: to share and exchange ideas, materials, and procedures; to promote the effective use of information, communication, and technology; to encourage the appropriate use of technology for the improvement of educational management; to promote professional standards in the field of educational technology; and to communicate current research relating to educational technology.

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