Leadership and Vision

New CoSN Survey: School District Technology Leaders Anticipate Funding Challenges Heading Back-to-School This Fall

New CoSN Survey: School District Technology Leaders Anticipate Funding Challenges Heading Back-to-School This Fall
 
Respondents Predict Continued Remote Learning and Highlight the Need for Federal Assistance for At-home Connectivity
 

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 African-American.
 
We, African Americans are energetic, determined, intelligent, beautiful, and peace-loving. I write this as a personal reflection of who we are during this very pivotal time history. We, as a community, must set forth new values, new goals and organize around these covenants as a PEOPLE. The time is long overdue for the community to redefine itself. 
 

CoSN Honors the EdTech Leaders Shaping the Future of America’s Schools

CoSN has announced the winners of its annual education technology awards. They were honored during the organization’s Annual Conference, which occurred virtually May 19-21. The 2020 winners are leading edtech experts, innovators, and schools districts from across the country who are working to enhance the teaching and learning process for all students with technology.
 
CoSN’s 2020 award winners are:
 

CoSN Welcomes COVID-19 Stimulus Package’s E-Learning Down Payment

CoSN CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement in support of the Education Stabilization Fund provision of the U.S. COVID-19 stimulus package released by Congress:
 
 
“CoSN applauds Congress for recognizing the need to provide general emergency assistance to school districts across the country, as they work to ensure health and safety, while also supporting teaching and learning, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The K-12 Emergency Fund’s allowable investment in online learning is a helpful first step.

EdTech Community Educates Congress on Policy Priorities in COVID-19 Era

Today more than 60 of the nation’s education technology leaders will virtually meet with Congress, the Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to discuss actionable policy priorities that will enable America’s K-12 digital learning transformation. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been timelier for policymakers to understand the requirements for utilizing online learning in an equitable way.
 

CoSN Introduces New Board of Directors Ahead of Annual Conference

The board includes 15 education technology leaders from around the country dedicated to bolstering CoSN’s mission. Board members serve a three-year term.
 
“CoSN’s Board of Directors connects many of our nation’s brightest minds to grow CoSN’s commitment to K-12 education,” said CoSN Board Chair Pete Just, CETL and CTO, MSD of Wayne Township (IN). “With our new strategic plan, I am excited to see our progress in advancing district and student success through personalized learning, innovation and increased diversity and inclusion.”

CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) and MindRocket Media Group Launch New Podcast Series to Support K-12 EdTech Leaders in the Digital Age

CoSN and MindRocket Media Group today launched The CoSN Podcast, designed to digitally support K-12 school district technology leaders with timely insights from recognized experts in the field. The first episode is available now on all major platforms and features an interview with Beth Holland, CoSN Project Director — Digital Equity and Rural Initiatives.
 

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 outcomes of smaller changes. In other words, without embedded measures in programs, it is not possible to intervene, anticipate, or understand if a change ultimately leads to systemic improvement.

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