Special Events

 Solution webinars are designed to provide CoSN national sponsors a national audience to highlight examples of educators in action. Below are past webinars and their recordings. 



Returning to Normal: What "Back to School" Really Means |Lightspeed Systems | (June 10, 2021) 


Back To School & CISA – Check Out New Resources!

As school systems reopen this fall for in-person, hybrid or remote learning, it is essential to pay attention to the persistent threat of cybersecurity attacks that can impact services, threaten staff and student personally identifiable information, and deny access to learning resources.  We are also all painfully aware of the lack of in-house resources available to schools and districts to address cybersecurity, making it imperative that we leverage outside resources whenever possible.  Here is a great opportunity to do just that and raise cybersecurity awareness among teachers, staff, p

A CTO's Perspective on the Importance of Cybersecurity

Those responsible for cybersecurity in our districts spend a great deal of time empowering our users with security knowledge and awareness. Yet, we often don't allow any time for us to focus on our own learning.  As IT leaders, we oversee an incredibly complex, data-rich network that is under constant attack. To perform our jobs well, we must carve out time to learn and grow ourselves!

Fall 2021: A Fresh Approach to Data Privacy

Back to school season is in full swing. It’s a time of fresh starts and new beginnings for the entire school district. Of course, past challenges haven’t gone away, but the season serves as a reminder that we can approach old challenges with clear eyes and a new perspective. To help bring the spirit of the season to your student data privacy program in the new school year, CoSN Members are invited to take advantage of these Member Briefs, tackling some of the thorniest student data privacy challenges:

How Value of Investment Can Help Your Decision-Making

In the business sector, costs and benefits are scrutinized before purchasing occurs. As a result, investment decisions are grounded in verifiable methods with quantifiable variables. But that’s not always the case for EdTech leaders.
We make far more impactful decisions focused on providing the best education for students. These decisions are more difficult to quantify. Think about how we measure student engagement or interest in STEM? How do we assess those types of benefits?

Gotta Have Grace!

Leadership is hard. There are days that it comes with great reward, and others where it stretches you beyond what you thought were your limits . . . and sometimes, leadership helps you find yourself.

K12 Edtech Leaders Visit ASU-GSV

As with most things, the 12th annual ASU+GSV Summit was put on hold with all our worlds being turned upside down by COVID-19. After a year and a half, it was exciting to learn that the conference would happen again and in person. Participant safety, of course, was the priority. That meant COVID testing and mandatory masks unless you were eating, drinking, or outside.

You Can Do It -- How Does the Trusted Learning Environment Seal Application Process Help You Assess Your Privacy Program?

CoSN sat down with Kevin Perkins, Technology Director for TLE Seal recipient Rockingham County Public Schools to learn more about Rockingham’s journey to the TLE and how starting small, but with sustained efforts, can lead to big wins over time.
 CoSN: Kevin, please tell us a bit about yourself and your district.

Planning a Sustainable Future

Back at my day job following ASU+GSV 2021, I’ve been reflecting upon the sessions I was able to attend. This was my first time attending this conference. Originally designed for venture capitalists, developers, educational leaders, and entrepreneurs, this was a conference plentiful in big ideas, money, and networking.