Member Spotlight

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 School District 56 in Illinois, exemplifies the characteristics that the award intends to honor. His team’s successful 1:1 iPad initiative has resulted in higher test scores, a decrease in discipline issues, and declining absentee rates.

CoSN Announces New Board of Directors Ahead of Annual Conference

CoSN today announced its 2019–2020 Board of Directors. The board includes 15 school system technology and business leaders from across the country. Serving three-year terms, the board represents CoSN’s members and strengthens the organization’s core mission.
 
The new board was elected prior to the organization’s 2019 Annual Conference, Envision 2030: Leadership for Learning, which takes place April 1- 4 in Portland, OR.
 

Member/Partner Spotlight: Stephen Mirante of Filewave

Stephen Mirante is the VP of Sales and Strategic Relations for FileWave, one of CoSN’s Platinum Sponsors, where he oversees the national sales and sales engineering teams. FileWave develops multi-platform endpoint management software that provides IT Administrators with an all-inclusive suite designed to secure and manage devices, applications, and content from one easy-to-use console.

Emerging Technologies: The Houston ISD IMS Interoperability Processes

Beatriz Arnillas is the Director of IT - Education Technology at Houston ISD, a CoSN member district, and a member of CoSN's Emerging Technologies Committee. Lately we've been talking a lot about interoperability standards -- what are they? How do we shore them up in our school districts? Beatriz shared her top tips for optimizing interoperability. How do your district's processes compare?

Great Profile of CoSN Member Klein ISD

K-12 Blueprint recently published a great profile of Klein ISD, a CoSN member in Harris County, Texas. Klein is one of our biggest member districts – it currently features nearly 50,000 students spread among 45 schools, and is still growing. Each of those students is benefiting from Klein’s pursuit of 1:1 learning; its high school students all use HP or Fujitso convertible tablets and learn in classrooms equipped with additional devices.

SIHS Spotlight (Part 2 of 3): Getting our Official Internship Papers and Conducting Evaluations

Milena Streen (VP & CIO – Librarian) and Robert Barr (Director of Technology) from Saint Ignatius High School, one of our member schools, are joining us for a 3-part series on how they set up a student internship program and what they’ve learned from it. View Part 1 of the series here and stay tuned for Part 3 ("must-dos") next week!

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