Policy and Advocacy

Education Technology Summit Participants Call for Renewed Federal Commitment to Ed Tech

Washington, DC – The nation’s leading education technology associations – the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) – yesterday hosted the ninth annual Washington Education Technology Summit.

CoSN’s 17th Annual Conference Brings Together Ed Tech Leaders to Reimagine the 21st Century Classroom

Washington, DC (March 12, 2012) – Last week, leading educators, education technology experts, and thought leaders from across North America and around the world convened in Washington, DC, for the Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN’s) 17th Annual Conference (March 5-7), which coincided with the association’s 20th anniversary.

CoSN and Other Leading Education Groups Release New Report Aimed at Informing New Digital Media Use Policies in Schools:

Washington, DC (April 9, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), today joined with 13 other leading education associations in releasing a new report aimed at helping inform and guide education decision makers as they revise policies related to the use of mobile technologies and social media in schools. The report, Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media, was produced by CoSN and the FrameWorks Institute.

Registration Open for 2013 Washington Ed Tech Policy Summit, April 10-11

Washington, DC (January 31, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), in conjunction with the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Ed Tech Government Forum, today announced that registration is open for the 2013 Washington Education Technology Policy Summit, which will be held April 10-11 at the Four Points by Sheraton and on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

K-12 Education Leaders Hail Introduction of the Transforming Education Through Technology Act

Washington, DC (February 5, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), in coalition with national education leadership organizations, today hailed the introduction of the Transforming Education Through Technology Act. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Representative George Miller (CA), Ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Education & the Workforce Committee.

CoSN Announces ‘Friends of Advocacy Campaign’

Washington, DC (February 22, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced a “Friends of Advocacy Campaign” to strengthen the association’s voice and impact advocating for 21st century learning enabled with technology. The campaign has a short, compelling video (2:30) and welcomes any donation amount at a contributions site, which will run until Sunday, March 31, 2013.

K-12 Education Technology Leaders and Policymakers Convene in Washington for ‘2013 Ed Tech Policy Summit’

Washington, DC (April 17, 2013) – Last week, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), in conjunction with the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), co-hosted the 2013 Washington Education Technology Policy Summit.

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