Leadership and Vision

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.

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 event, CAST held a presenter’s webinar to explain how to ensure that our presentations would be accessible to ALL participants. In addition to reviewing the UDL Guidelines for Expert Learners, CAST explained the myriad considerations for accessibility.

CoSN & AASA Launch Partnership to Bolster Digital Learning Environments in America's School Systems

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, have launched a partnership committed to building a community of engaged superintendents and other school system leaders who have the skills and knowledge to bolster dynamic digital learning environments on behalf of K-12 students.

CoSN Establishes Memorial Fund to Honor Education Icon, Charles Blaschke

CoSN today announced the creation of The Blaschke Fund to support emerging leaders in education technology policy and advocacy.
 
The memorial fund honors the late-industry giant Charles Blaschke, who conducted pioneering research and analysis on the ever-changing U.S. education landscape for over 50 years.
 

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.

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