Leadership and Vision

Scoping the Digital Equity Problem (or the Homework Gap)

This blog is the second in a series on digital equity from CoSN CEO Keith Krueger. Read Keith's introduction to the series here.

In my first post I framed the challenge of digital equity in education: strategies that extend learning beyond the classroom in an era of growing digital content. In this post, I will highlight data on the scope of the digital equity problem in the U.S. 

Introducing Digital Equity & Schools Series

This blog post is the first in a series from CoSN CEO Keith Krueger.

Over the coming weeks on this space, I will explore digital equity and its implications for education. Specifically, I would like to share the strategies that extend learning beyond the classroom.

This series and focus arrive at an exciting moment for the CoSN team. The CoSN Board authorized me to do a Work Study this fall at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, under the sponsorship of Professor Chris Dede. I will study: 

NMC and CoSN Release the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition

Philadelphia, PA (June 29, 2015) — The New Media Consortium (NMC) and CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition in a special session at the annual ISTE Conference. This edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in K-12 education.

Subscribe to the Leading the Digital Leap Newsletter

This fall, we teamed with AASA and NSBA to launch Leading the Digital Leap, a joint campaign bringing together superintentendents, district tech leaders, and school boards to strengthen digital learning. Lots of people need to be involved in a district's digital conversion, so we figured we should put resources for all of them under one umbrella. Leading the Digital Leap provides a collection of resources that can be used by not only the entire district leadership team, but also educators in different departments.

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.

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:

May 8th Event to Explore the Impact of K-12 District Technology Leaders

Washington, DC (May 2, 2014) – On Thursday, May 8, in Lincolnshire, IL, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the Educational Technology Council of Illinois (ETC-IL), and Tech & Learning will hold a chief technology officer (CTO) clinic on the development of district technology leaders and the critical importance of technology programs.

CoSN Honors 2014 Technology Leadership Awardees

Washington, DC (March 24, 2014) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) bestowed the association’s 2014 Withrow National Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Award on Keith Bockwoldt, CETL, Director of Technology Services for Township High School District 214 in Illinois, and its 2014 Team Award on Kent School District in Washington. Both honorees received the awards at CoSN’s 2014 Annual Conference for their exceptional, transformative K-12 education technology efforts and achievements.