Looking to Expand your Expertise? Check out CoSN’s Fall Learning Opportunities

As a lifelong learner, I am thrilled to be the newest member of the CoSN team. Our team and its members provide significant support for technology leaders K-12 institutions. In…
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Using Leasing to Support your Technology and Budget Strategies

Leasing presents an opportunity for school systems to maintain up-to-date technology equipment and build consistent upgrade and replacement cycles into their technology strategy without significant capital expenses. A fixed monthly…
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Are you a CTO that’s new to the role or know someone who is? Be sure to read this!

In CoSN’s newest Podcast, I discussed my experience with the Early Career K-12 CTO Academy. I am a graduate of the 2020-21 Academy cohort. We discussed my experience, including the…
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Home Connectivity — from a Digital Equity Lens

As we set our sights on the 2021-2022 year, many school districts are focusing on how they will carry forward new digital learning environments. Schools rethought traditional school models during…
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I’ve been thinking about… Data Systems and Our LGBTQ+ Students, Parents and Staff

As Chair of CoSN’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and a former Chief Technology and Information Officer, I’ve been thinking about school district student and staff data. In particular, how…
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If you have these initials (CETL) – what’s that really mean?

You are a Certified Education Technology Leader!  This certification is offered through CoSN (Consortium for School Networking).  Anyone who is successful in leading school technology knows “it takes a village”…
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Highland Local Schools, Medina, OH: District Continues to Earn High Marks for Protecting Student Data

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) – the premier national association for school system technology leaders – announced in March that it has renewed the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal…
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Cloud Technology Is Becoming More Popular In Schools: Here’s What You Can Do To Stay Secure Part 2

Cloud technology is fairly new to school districts, but the steps that need to be taken to secure it are relatively similar to how an online account or physical device…
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Cloud Technology Is Becoming More Popular In Schools: Here’s What You Can Do To Stay Secure Part 1

In K-12 school districts, the move to the cloud was well underway—even before COVID-19 changed the way schools operate this year. CoSN’s State of EdTech Leadership Survey, released back in…
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Tips to Plan a Successful Funding Initiative

Now is the time to start planning for voter-approved funding proposals such as bonds and levies. These funding vehicles can be leveraged to raise funds for large technology upgrades and…
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