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CoSN Launches New Academy for Early Career K-12 EdTech Leaders

CoSN today launched the Early Career K-12 CTO Academy – a program to help new chief technology officers enhance their leadership skills.  
 
Designed for education technology directors with fewer than four years of experience, the first-of-its-kind program will provide new career CTOs with practical strategies to use in their school systems and carry throughout their professional careers. The program is developed in collaboration with DellEMC.
 

CoSN Issues Updated Toolkit to Tackle Nation’s “Homework Gap”

 
CoSN today released an updated version of its digital equity toolkit, titled “Supporting Students & Families in Out-of-School Learning.” The resource, which provides school leaders with strategies to help students and families who do not have adequate Internet access at home, includes a new section on how districts can partner with their local governments and communities to improve digital equity.
 

CoSN: E-rate Modernization Requires ‘Long-Term, Sufficient’ Funding

Washington, DC (June 20, 2014) – CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger today responded to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to modernize the E-rate program:

Outcomes from the 2013 CTO Forums

Take advantage of your CoSN membership to access our 2013 CTO Forum Reports for free! The reports offer high-level summaries and analyses of our CTO Forums. CTO Forums, held twice a year, provide opportunities for tech leaders to share information and keep up-to-date with all of the challenges and solutions of ed tech. Accessing forum reports is the next-best thing to being there!

CoSN Releases Outcomes of 2013 K-12 Technology Leadership Forums

Washington, DC (November 14, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released two follow-up reports on the association’s 2013 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Leadership Forums held in March and June 2013. The first CTO forum report, titled “The ‘Undiscussables’ of Technology Leadership: Engaging in Challenging Conversations,” examines the primary district-level leadership challenges facing CTOs from elevating their districts’ learning environments.

What Do Districts Need in a CTO? Learn in a Webinar!

CTOs' job descriptions in 2013 would have been unthinkable twenty years ago. As technology transforms education and the world, leaders have had to evolve along with it. Keith Krueger, CoSN's CEO, says "In 1992 Price Waterhouse [assessed] that 80 percent of the job of any CIO was technical. In schools, that was 'wires in the boxes.' Today, that's about 20 percent of the job. The other 80 percent is providing leadership, vision, and an understanding of the educational environment."

Explore the CoSN 2014 Website and Register Today!

We just opened registration for our 2014 Annual Conference here in Washington, DC. With its theme of Continuously Connected...Constantly Learning, the Conference how K-12 leaders can create digital learning ecosystems in today's hyper-connected world. Be sure to register here before early specials end on December 13. You will find all you need to know on www.cosnconference.org

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