CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) will be leading an education technology delegation to Norway and Finland from September 21 to September 30. The delegation of school technology administrators and experts will make school site visits and meet with government officials, local leaders, educators and the private sector community to explore the countries’ innovative education policies and achievements.
The program continues CoSN’s long-standing commitment to international learning. Over the past 16 years, CoSN has led delegations to New Zealand (2017), Ireland (2016), India (2015), Singapore (2015), Portugal (2013), London and Paris (2011), South America (2011), Scotland and the Netherlands (2009), Scandinavia (2007), Australia (2004) and the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Germany (2002).
“Norway and Finland are incredible models of how countries are using technology to help modernize learning settings and improve educational outcomes. There is no better way to learn about the powerful efforts of these two Nordic nations than right in their classrooms,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN.
During their visit, the delegation will address the following questions:
  • How are Finland and Norway developing and implementing new policies, particularly around curriculum and information and communications technology (ICT), to enhance the learning process? 
  • What can U.S. education leaders and policymakers learn from colleagues in Finland and Norway and incorporate into their school systems?
  • How do both governments support innovation in the private sector and how do they partner with education?
  • How are the countries developing the skills students need to succeed now and in the 4th Industrial Revolution?
CoSN will share the delegation’s lessons learned and findings with the U.S. education community through webinars and a report. The CoSN delegation to Norway and Finland is made possible through the generous support of HP and 3D Bear, Inc.
You can follow the trip in real time on Twitter and on the delegation blog. Learn more about CoSN’s global leadership here.
Michael Kaplun, The Fratelli Group for CoSN, 202-822-9491,
About CoSN
CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.