The Early Career K-12 CTO Academy application window is open. The Academy is a program to address the needs of education technology leaders who are new in their position. Participants will have the opportunity to develop edtech leadership skills, including; managing diverse teams, leading a variety of projects simultaneously, and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders. Academy participants make a positive impact on student-centered and digital learning in their school district and enhance their career trajectory.
CoSN’s Early Career K-12 CTO Academy prepares new technology directors with fewer than four full years of experience to:
-Lead the creation of a culture of innovation in their school district
-Build a Professional Learning Network (PLN) of edtech experts and other new CTOs through face-to-face and virtual meetings
-Understand best practices to build diverse teams that include under-represented populations in the edtech industry including, African Americans, Latin, and Native Americans, Pacific-Islanders, and females.
-Benefit from the experience of veteran tech and curriculum leaders in the areas of supporting student-centered learning, technology budgeting, technical support strategies, infrastructure, effective strategies for communications, and more
-Be part of discussions centered around new strategies for meeting the needs of diverse learners
-Improve the soft skills necessary to work effectively with others in the culture-specific to their school district
The program runs from October – June
Application due September 1st
Program Fee $2,599 (Possible scholarships available.)
The program fee will be invoiced upon acceptance. Fees include program, thought partner/mentor, and materials. While the registration fee for the CoSN Conference is complimentary, participants are responsible for travel to the workshop and both travel and lodging for the CoSN Conference.