Global Leadership

UNESCO findings illuminate the potential of mobile reading (stay tuned for a new resource!)

774 million people worldwide -- more than double the population of the United States -- cannot read and write.  

Illiteracy is rampant, but it is also highly concentrated in a few countries, where poverty, conflict, and poor health care often complicate efforts to provide education. For example, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of illiterate people has increased by 40% since 2000, despite significant gains in other global regions.

New CoSN Report Reveals How Portugal Is Reinventing Learning

Washington, DC (April 15, 2014) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a report detailing the association’s senior delegation to Portugal last October (October 18-26, 2013). Titled “Reinventing Learning in Portugal: An Ecosystem Approach,” the resource explores how the European country has transformed education and society through technology investments and provides delegates’ first-hand accounts and lessons learned throughout the weeklong trip.  

Exploring How Schools Can Apply Lessons of Informal Learning at CoSN 2014

Washington, DC (February 26, 2014) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is set to hold its 13th Annual International Symposium on Wednesday, March 19 in Washington, DC. Held in partnership with UNESCO, the global event will convene leading education technology experts and leaders from around the world for a discussion exploring the question, “Connected Learning – What Does This Mean for Formal Education?”

Register for CoSN14 Before Friday and Save $100!

Early bird registration specials for CoSN's 2014 Annual Conference end this Friday, December 13. Our 2014 Annual Conference, from March 19-22 in Washington, DC, will explore our hyper-connected work and digital learning systems with an eye on the conference theme, "Continuously Connected, Constantly Learning." Register now and save $100 -- prices go up in just 2 days! You can find full registration details at:

CoSN to Lead Senior-Level Delegation to Portugal

Washington, DC (October 21, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that it will lead a senior-level delegation to Portugal on October 18-26, 2013 – the association’s latest activity to continue exploring how other countries advance strategic educational priorities by making investments in information and communication technology (ICT).

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