Reflections on a Moment

I am a new CoSN Board Member.  I was the CIO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (OH). Today, I am the Director of Business Development at ENA.  I am…
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Digital Equity: You Can’t Improve What You Don’t Measure!

In Learning to Improve: How America’s Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better, the authors assert that it is not possible to make improvements at scale without first measuring the…
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Adventures In Accessibility

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to lead a 90-minute workshop on Digital Equity at the CAST’s Annual Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Symposium. In preparation for the…
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1:1 Program Designed to Create Equitable Learning

Each year, CoSN’s Withrow CTO Award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of district Chief Technology Officers whose leadership has helped to transform their system. This year’s recipient, Phil Hintz from Gurnee…
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Change Management with Rigor

About Cedarburg: Located 17 miles north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Cedarburg School District (CSD) serves approximately 3,100 students. Cedarburg schools consistently achieve one of the state’s top rankings in Math,…
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Why a Peer Review is more progressive than a Technology Audit

Ed tech leaders tend to use the terms peer review and technology audit interchangeably, but they are very distinct tools with different origin, purpose and application. Given the choice, I…
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On a Dark Desert Highway…

That first line from the Eagles hit song, “Hotel California” always comes to mind when I think about my experiences and times with CoSN.  I’ll come back to that story…
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Prioritizing the Privacy Work for the Technology-Enabled School District

In the midst of important discussions on data privacy and security taking place across the nation, school leaders can easily forget how and why we adopted the array of applications…
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“Predicting” the Future of EdTech

As 2018 starts, I get lots of questions about what are the “most important” technologies and trends that will impact learning.  As head of the Consortium for School Networking, CoSN,…
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