“In the classrooms of today, technology is an integral part of how students
learn and are assessed, how teachers teach and are evaluated, how parents
are kept informed, and how an individual school is integrated into district and
state enterprises.”

– CoSN’s K-12 IT Leadership Survey 2013

That statement, made ten years ago on CoSN’s first national survey of EdTech
leaders, highlighted how their responsibilities expanded beyond infrastructure
management and tech troubleshooting. In the classrooms of 2023,
cybersecurity, rapid changes in technology, necessities for off-campus access,
dramatic increases in the quantity of digital resources and devices, and the
lack of interoperability between systems have expanded the scope and depth
of those responsibilities even further.

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