CoSN Alabama Leaders (CALL)
Technology Educational Leaders of Arkansas (TELAR)
Over the last two decades a major paradigm shift has occurred in educational technology. Technology now permeates every aspect of the educational process. The model of break-fix technology departments is no longer a viable option for the modern school district. As a result, the need for a technology leader who is knowledgeable in business management, curriculum, instruction and technology infrastructure is vital to districts. Technology Educational Leaders of Arkansas (TEL-AR) seeks to provide multiple growth opportunities for school technology leaders to create and grow engaging learning environments. TEL-AR creates a community of learning leaders through collaboration and mentorships. The Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) Program provides a robust framework that guides growth for all school leaders. Lastly TEL-AR seeks to increase the representation of technology leaders in both the district administrative cabinet and at the State level.
Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology (CALET)
CASE is the premier professional association of K-12 school leaders in the state of Colorado, representing more than 2,400 members. CALET is the department within CASE representing technology leadership. CASE membership includes the majority of superintendents, principals, school business officials, human resources managers, educational specialists, and technology leaders in Colorado. CoSN’s Board of Directors approved CALET’s request in October 2007 to become the 8th CoSN chapter.
The purpose of the Colorado Association of Leaders in Educational Technology (CALET) is:
To provide professional development opportunities that enhance the growth of educational technologists as educational leaders.
To influence decision-making concerning educational technology, including policy and funding, at local, state, and national levels.
To share knowledge of technology and its application in education to other educational leaders.
To recognize quality work and excellence in the field of educational technology.
To network with other educational leaders and groups for whom educational technology is a priority.
To be mindful of the goals, purposes, and bylaws of CASE, the umbrella organization, in all deliberations.
Connecticut Education Technology Leaders Association (CTETL)
Connecticut Education Technology Leaders Association (CTETL) was organized in the fall of 2015, and became the 23rd CoSN State Chapter. The purpose of the chapter is to empower Connecticut K-12 technology leaders with the goal of increasing leadership capacity through CETL Certification and CoSN’s suite of professional advancement opportunities. CTETL is currently working on creating an independent non-profit organization that will provide means for connecting educational technology leaders, promoting professional advancement opportunities for education technology leaders, and collaborating with other leadership and educational technology organizations in around the area to support ed tech leadership practices.
CoSN Council of Florida
The Florida Chapter was formed in 2009 to empower Florida K-12 school district technology leaders to use technology strategically to improve teaching and learning.
Georgia K-12 CTO Council
The Georgia K-12 CTO Council was formed in 2004 to assist Georgia’s K-12 school districts in understanding how to plan for the use and successful implementation of educational and administrative technology and advocate for improved student learning and administrative efficiency. Georgia K-12 CTO officially became a CoSN chapter in November 2006. The membership consists of K-12 chief technology officers (CTOs) and technology directors at the school district level.
Illinois Educational Technology Leaders (IETL)
Founded in August 2014, the Illinois Educational Technology Leaders is the premier professional association for school technology leaders in Illinois. IETL is committed to connecting members, supporting professional advancement, and promoting professionalism in school technology leadership.
IETL was created through the combination of two professional organizations: Illinois Chief Technology Officers (ILCTO) and the Education Technology Council of Illinois (ETC-IL).
Indiana Chief Technology Officer Council
Indiana CTO Council was formed in 2009 to establish a CoSN state chapter. The chapter’s purpose is to enhance the skill set for chief technology officers in Indiana school districts through professional development and effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The Indiana Chief Technology Officer Council was approved in October 2009 as CoSN’s 11th state chapter.
Louisiana Chief Technology Officers’ Association (LA-CTO)
LA-CTO became a CoSN State Chapter in 2006, as the mission of both LACRU and CoSN aligned. Our ultimate goal is to achieve significant and increasing improvement in the understanding of technology and to have available the more specific information and technical training necessary to all those who would beneficially apply technology in their endeavors:
To participate in the coordination of activities relating to the educational use of technology.
To encourage the formation of, and support of, local groups concerned with educational uses of technology.
To interact with local, state, and national agencies to establish guidelines concerning the use of technology in education.
To promote equal opportunity for all students to enjoy the potential benefits and enrichment of instruction that is afforded by technology.
To promote the development of programs and standards for the training of those involved in technology related education.
To provide for the sharing and exchanging of ideas, techniques, research, materials, and procedures for use in educational technology.
To provide representation of members’ viewpoints in the formulation of laws and regulations, and to cooperate with the State Department of Education, the state legislature and other governmental agencies in matters relating to technology in education.
Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association (METAA)
METAA’s goal is to advocate for and support the vision, policies, practices and funding for technology within the educational technology community. METAA was approved by the CoSN Board of Directors in October 2008.
Michigan CTO Council (MICTOC)
The Michigan CTO Council (MICTOC) is the premier organization for educational Chief Technology Officers (CTO) serving Michigan schools. The purpose of the chapter is to empower Michigan’s education technology decision makers with the goal of building leadership capacity through CoSN resources and certification (CETL) to support personalized learning for all stakeholders. The Chapter will assist Michigan educational and corporate entities in understanding how to plan for the use and successful implementation of academic and information technology to improve student learning, advocate for educational technology needs and to promote the development of leadership skills for educational technology professionals.
The purpose of the Minnesota CoSN Chapter will be to:
Advocate and provide for professional development opportunities for education technology coordinators, administrators, and other interested educators in Minnesota
Provide a community of practice and personal learning network for Minnesota education technology coordinators and other interested educators
Support education technology leaders in providing visionary leadership, sound research, and best practices resources to assist them in their daily work
Leverage the capacity of Minnesota education technology leaders to grow professionally, mentor others in the field, and build a cadre of expertise that can benefit all Minnesota schools
Missouri Educational Technology Leaders (METL)
In June of 2011, The Missouri Educational Technology Leaders (METL) became the 13th CoSN state chapter. The goal of METL will be to assist Missouri school districts in understanding how to plan for the use and successful implementation of information technology to improve student learning, advocate for educational technology needs, and promote the development of leadership skills for educational technology professionals.
Montana Educational Technologists Association (META)
The Montana chapter was formed in 2016 and is managed and supported by the Montana Educational Technologists Association (META), established in 2012, and the School Administrators of Montana (SAM). The association’s mission is as follows: “Educational technologists united for the purpose of advocating for and supporting the visions, policies, practices, and funding for technology within all aspects of teaching, learning, and professional productivity.”
New Hampshire CTO Council
The New Hampshire CTO Council was created by CTOs in the state of New Hampshire in 2014 and is the 17th state chapter of CoSN. The purpose of the chapter is to communicate and provide operational and educational technology resources essential to a thriving 21st-century school district by:
● Connecting tech leaders to share knowledge, ideas, and best practices
● Advocating for all learners through innovation and customization
● Providing resources for educational leaders and policymakers in NH
New Jersey – Educational Technology Leaders (NJ-ETL)
NJECC (www.njecc.org) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support the meaningful and appropriate integration of technology in K-12 education as it applies to student learning, professional development, leadership, and instructional planning by providing its more than 100 member school districts with a wide range of services to meet their technology needs.
NJECC promotes and supports integrating technology in education by providing workshops, monthly meetings, special interest groups, and coordinating the annual statewide educational technology conference. As a cooperative organization, NJECC offers opportunities for networking, group purchasing agreements, advocacy and forums for finding solutions to problems and for sharing successes.
NJECC is directed by a Board of Trustees and advised by an Advisory Board made up of educators from its member districts.
NJECC is a regional partner of the national Future Ready Schools Initiative and a COSN and ISTE Affiliate.
New Mexico Society for Technology in Education CoSN Council (NMSTE)
NMSTE Mission: To ensure the success for all students by serving as a state wide network of individuals seeking to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in education.
The New Mexico state chapter was approved by the CoSN Board in October of 2005.
New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education (NYSCATE)
New York became a CoSN State Chapter in June 2013 and is the association’s 15th state chapter nationwide. Led by the New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education (NYSCATE), the chapter is charged with advancing the role of district technology leadership and transformative learning environments across the state.
North Carolina Technology In Education Society (NCTIES)
The NCTIES CoSN Council, organized in the Fall of 2016, is a subcommittee of the North Carolina Technology in Education Society. The purposes of the chapter are to advocate for the professional development of education technology directors, administrators, and leaders of North Carolina; elevate the professional practice of education technology leaders by coordinating and providing professional development, peer networking, and collaborative opportunities for members; support education technology leaders in providing visionary leadership, sound research, and best-in-class examples and case studies; and foster collaborative teams with other professions (e.g. curriculum, finance) to coordinate strategic leadership for North Carolina Local Education Agencies. The NCTIES CoSN Council is the 25th state chapter of CoSN.
Learn 21-Ohio Chapter of CoSN
The mission and vision of Learn21-Ohio Chapter of CoSN would be to develop standards for technology leaders in Ohio school systems, advocacy for emerging trends at the local and state level and continued professional development for technology leaders and other district leaders. We believe that these goals complement CoSN’s mission of empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments for all stakeholders in school systems across the State of Ohio.
Oklahoma Council of Educational Technology Leaders (OCETL)
In March of 2018, The Oklahoma Council of Educational Technology Leaders (OCETL) became the 29th State Chapter of the National Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).
The purpose of OCETL is to develop an organized, collaborative, and focused community of school leaders to create and cultivate engaging and innovative environments for teacher instruction and student learning.
The most efficient and effective way to enhance the capacity of Oklahoma school educational and information technology leaders is to build upon the knowledge base, resources, and national network of the CoSN organization and CoSN members.
Additionally, the organization will work to foster innovative and engaging 21st century educational environments whereby students can better understand and fulfill their positive potential. The organization will accomplish this goal through best practices to support student technology initiatives, data governance, cybersecurity, network infrastructure, industry standard professional development, data driven decision making, maximizing return on investment, asset disposal, and sustainability of information and instructional technology.
You can follow OCETL on twitter at @OCETL_OK
Northwest CoSN Chapter – ACPE (Oregon/Washington)
The purpose of the ACPE CTO Council is to:
Provide an interactive and engaging forum for educational IT professionals in Oregon and Washington to share knowledge and skills on best practices, emerging trends, and technologies pertinent to serving and supporting the K-12 environment.
Advocate for professional development of education technology directors, CTOs, administrators, and leaders in Oregon and Washington.
Elevate the professional practice of education technology by coordinating and providing peer networking and collaborative opportunities for members.
Support education technology leaders in providing visionary leadership, sound research, and examples of best practices.
Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT)
The PAECT CoSN Council, is a sub-committee of the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT). The purpose of the chapter continues to grow and evolve with the ever-changing use and governance of educational and information technologies in education. Across the Commonwealth, technology leaders increasingly work with District teams to power and accelerate innovative teaching and learning initiatives in tandem with robust infrastructure, privacy, security and data quality systems. From flexible classrooms, e-sports, STEAM and 1:1 learning, to app selection, cybersecurity and seamless authentication, there are many demands for tech leaders. The chapter supports technology leaders’ knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build digital-age learning environments.
Tennessee Educational Technology Association (TETA)
The Tennessee Educational Technology Association was formed in 1993 by educators who saw a need for a focus on educational technology from the three grand divisions of East, Middle, and West Tennessee. TETA created Chapters in those regions, ETETA (East), MTETA (Middle), & WTETA (West) to build the statewide organization. TETA strives to provide an environment in which educational technology professionals can share and exchange ideas, materials, and procedures while promoting professional standards in the field of educational technology and communicating current research relating to educational technology. TETA became a CoSN State Chapter in 2012.
Texas Educational Technology Leaders (Formerly the Texas K-12 CTO Council)
The Texas K-12 CTO Council, a self-standing organization created by CTOs in the state of Texas in 2003, was CoSN’s first chapter. It was officially incorporated as a non-profit in August 2005. Their petition to the CoSN Board launched the process of creating state chapters. Its purpose is to assist Texas K-12 School districts in understanding how to plan for the use and successful implementation of information technology in Texas schools and advocate for districts’ technology needs to improve student learning. The organization officially rebranded in July 2021 and change the name to Texas Education Technology Leaders. The purpose, mission and vision remain the same.
Utah Technology Coordinator Council
The TCC will assist Utah school districts in understanding how to plan for the use and successful implementation of information technology in Utah school districts and advocate for district technology needs to improve student learning.
Our purpose for forming this organization is fourfold:
1. To advocate for the development of educational technology leaders within the State of Utah.
2. To provide for ongoing professional development of educational technology leaders
3. To ensure that educational technology is fully integrated into the educational process and supports
effective teaching and learning.
4. To learn from a broader community of educational technology leaders represented by CoSN.
VITA-Learn has a long history of providing leadership and professional development in technology through two major conferences, regional workshops, and collaborations with the Vermont Agency of Education, the Vermont Superintendents Association, and the Vermont Principals Association. Our premier conference, Vermont Fest, recently held its 31st annual meeting, and our spring conference, a collaboration with the Vermont School Library Association, will reach its twentieth year in 2018. The affiliation of CoSN is in direct alignment with our mission and will expand the staff development opportunities for educational leaders across our state.The Vermont Information Technology Association for the Advancement of Learning (dba VITA-Learn) is a domestic non-profit corporation chartered in the State of Vermont in 1992.
VSTE CoSN Council
The VSTE CoSN Council, organized in the Spring of 2014, is a subcommittee of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. The purposes of the chapter are to advocate for the professional development of education technology directors, administrators, and leaders of Virginia; elevate the professional practice of education technology leaders by coordinating and providing professional development, peer networking, and collaborative opportunities for members; support education technology leaders in providing visionary leadership, sound research, and best-in-class examples and case studies; and foster collaborative teams with other professions (e.g. curriculum, finance) to coordinate strategic leadership for Virginia school divisions. The VSTE CoSN Council is the 18th state chapter of CoSN.
Wisconsin Educational Technology Leaders (WETL)
Wisconsin became a CoSN State Chapter in June 2013 and is the association’s 17th state chapter nationwide. The chapter represents leaders from 14 school districts across the state. They are committed to advancing the role of district technology leadership and transformative learning environments across the state.
Wisconsin chapter members are involved in all aspects of the education technology profession through committees including the Membership Committee, Influence Committee, Public Relations Committee, and Professional Learning and Leadership Committee.
WyTels goals are:
1. Advocate for the development of leadership skills for educational technology
2. Provide technology education for school leaders throughout the state.
3. Ensure that educational technology is fully integrated into the educational process
and becomes a crucial element of classroom instruction throughout the state.