Parent Orientation: Virtual Open Houses

Parent orientation is not an easy process, as it requires constant communication, a great deal of transparency, and a willingness to meet families where they are. There are additional challenges…
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Advisory Board Members Share 6 Trends & Surprises from the Driving K-12 Innovation Initiative

Education and technology have changed drastically over the past four years. The global pandemic has caused major disruption in education and devastating learning loss for more than half that time,…
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10 Tips & Recommendations to Attracting & Retaining Educators and IT Professionals

Lack of support, low pay, minimal flexibility, burnout, work/life imbalance, better career opportunities – there are a lot of reasons why teachers and IT professionals are leaving education. According to…
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Dear Superintendents: What I wish school leaders knew about cybersecurity

Welcome to National Cybersecurity Awareness month! Every October, The National Cybersecurity Alliance collaborates with government and private industry to raise awareness about digital security and empower everyone to protect their…
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Back to School Blog

This year finally feels more like the typical beginning of school. Breathe, smile, and get ready to focus on your needs! To prepare yourselves and your teams for the ongoing…
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From the Banking Industry to K-12 Division Leader

We asked Wesley D. Williams, M.Ed., Executive Director of Technology, “What are three things you were able to apply to your job right away after participating in CoSN’s PD offering?” Here…
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Ector County ISD: Creating a Connected Community

Ector County Independent School District is an economically challenged district in Odessa, Texas. The primary source of income for families in this rural district is oil field work. Hence, the…
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CoSN TLE SPOTLIGHT: Community High School District 99

Meet Rod Russeau, CoSN Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), and Director of Technology…
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A Little Standardization Can Be a Big Help

When I hear the term standardization, I immediately think of my dad’s work as a lifelong UAW member in Flint, Michigan. As a line worker in an automotive factory, everything…
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UP YOUR PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS GAME & MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

The “P” in project management should be interchangeable with the “P” in people. That’s because project management is just as much about the people as it is about the project.…
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