Special Events

CoSN’s 2018-2019 IT Leadership Survey indicated that cybersecurity-related concerns are the #1 reason keeping IT leaders up at night. We’ve listened. NEW for 2019-2020, CoSN will be hosting a number of day-long workshops around the country called CoSN Live: Deep Dive into Cybersecurity. The day will be organized around three key items:
  1. Prevention
  2. Intervention
  3. Incident Response Strategies

Upcoming Events: 

Driving K-12 Innovation

Hurdles are obstacles that make participants slow down, evaluate, practice and then make the leap to better support teaching and learning. 

Accelerators are megatrends that drive change – sometimes suddenly and sometimes so gradually the implications aren’t readily apparent. 

CoSN Joint Membership FAQs

What happens when I sign up?
If you are a current CoSN member, your contact information will be sent to the Cybersecurity Collaborative who will schedule an onboarding call. During the call, a representative of the Cybersecurity Collaborative member services team will give you access to the private member portal and provide you with a personalized tour of member services. You will then begin receiving the daily Morning Security Report, the weekly Monday morning newsletter and meeting invites for all the upcoming events.


It can be difficult for IT Leaders to explain the importance of interoperability to education leaders who don’t have a technology background. Yet, interoperability has an enormous impact on teaching and learning effectiveness as well as costs. Improving interoperability can help districts make improvements across their entire digital ecosystem. IT departments could spend a lot less time and money connecting the systems that need to work together.

Digital Equity: You Can't Improve What You Don't Measure!

In Learning to Improve: How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better, the authors assert that it is not possible to make improvements at scale without first measuring the outcomes of smaller changes. In other words, without embedded measures in programs, it is not possible to intervene, anticipate, or understand if a change ultimately leads to systemic improvement.

CoSN + Cybersecurity Collaborative

The Cybersecurity Collaborative is singularly focused on one thing: the facilitation of a collaborative forum that allows like-minded individuals to openly share information that will collectively make us stronger, and better equipped to protect our enterprises from those seeking to damage them. Created purposely without a larger “corporate” partnership or agenda, we offer complete independence from any “corporate” priorities like data use or product development.