Are Your Systems Ready for Fall Term 2022

Preparing for back-to-school requires careful planning and review of the systems that support in-person, remote and hybrid learning. As indicated in the COSN 2022 Student Home Connectivity Study, schools continue…
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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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Aldine ISD: Student Home Connectivity Challenges and Opportunities

The need for online remote access to K-12 instruction and learning resources is now integral to the education system. Factors identified in the 2021 CoSN Home Internet Connectivity Study include…
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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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CYBERSECURITY – OFFENSE IS YOUR BEST DEFENSE

CoSN’s 2021 IT leadership surveys found that cybersecurity remains a top concern among chief technology officers across the nation. I spoke with David, the Director of Information Services in a…
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To Infinity and Beyond

I attended and presented at the 2022 CoSN conference in Nashville. I’m eager to get back and bring what I learned and experienced to my team. In the meantime, I…
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Understanding Your Risk: How to Keep Your District Safe from Bad Actors

The pandemic has completely shifted the cybersecurity landscape that we must navigate to protect the data of our students and staff. A few years ago – when students did the…
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