CoSN Privacy Champions


During this year's Data Privacy Week (January 21-27), we chose EdTech leaders to share their thoughts on Student Data Privacy. Several CoSN Data Privacy Champions are sharing their thoughts with you on the importance of Student Data Privacy. Our Champions include:

Karyn Dobda, Director of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, Quaker Valley School District

Louis McDonald, Director of Technology Services, Fauquier County Public Schools

Derrick Johnson, Director of IT Security, Fulton County Public Schools

Dr. Karla Burkholder, Director of Technology, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District

Eugene Baker, CIO, Miami-Dade County Public Schools 

We will reveal more Champions down the road—hear what they have to say.

Protecting student data privacy is a critical and fundamental school system requirement. But addressing legal requirements and community expectations for student data privacy while encouraging data-driven decision-making and technology use is a significant challenge.

CoSN’s Student Data Privacy initiative provides the guidance you need to create and improve your student data privacy program while building confidence and trust in your technology program across your community.

CoSN Student Data Privacy Project Director: Linnette Attai,

CoSN staff contact: Jill Brown, MA, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning,

CoSN Year-Round Catalog

CoSN Courses and Workshops Catalog


Privacy Fundamentals

Beyond the Basics
CoSN's Trusted Learning Environment Seal (TLE Seal)

Developed for K-12 school systems of all governance structures, the TLE Seal privacy framework was formed as a result of a collaborative effort from 28 school system leaders nationwide, as well as the TLE Program’s lead partners: AASA, The School Superintendents Association; the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO); and ASCD.

Privacy Resources

Some resources are member exclusive.

CoSN Student Data Privacy Professional Development Opportunities:

Laying the Foundation Student Data Privacy Facilitated Online Course
Protecting Privacy: Improving Your Practice Facilitated Online Course
Making the Case for Data Privacy Workshop
Why Data Privacy is more than IT? Creating a Culture of Student Data: Privacy Workshop
Deep Dive into Federal Data Privacy Laws Privacy Workshop
Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Application Online Workshop

CoSN also offers affordable customized courses & in-house professional development programs for schools or districts.
We can provide nationally recognized subject matter expert instructors or fully developed courses for you to facilitate with in-house experts in our LMS.

Read More: Course Details, Syllabi & Self-Study Options
Register:  CoSN Calendar* or Courses/Workshop Catalog *Subscribe to the CoSN Calendar at the bottom of the page.

Student Data Privacy Committee
This committee is member exclusive.

Transparency and Trust

Our Commitment to You: Clear Privacy Practices

Help your community better understand the steps you take to protect student data privacy with this infographic from CoSN and the National Public Relations Association (NSPRA). Answer key questions, such as “What student data is collected and why,” “How does education data support student success and school improvement,” and “How is education data protected?” Customizable, and available for download in English and Spanish.

Build a Trusted Learning Environment with Parents

Download these quick tips for talking with parents about your privacy program and see how transparency will help change the privacy conversation from one of fear to trust.

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