Ohio and Vermont Expand CoSN’s Reach in the United States

New State Chapters Will Help Promote Education Technology
Washington, DC
Friday, April 28, 2017
CoSN today announced the additions of Ohio and Vermont as new state chapters for the organization.
 
The state chapters will help deliver professional development offerings, build capacity among members, provide leadership and policy recommendations, as well as strengthen CoSN’s local advocacy on behalf of technology leaders and students. The additions of Ohio and Vermont bring CoSN’s state reach to 27 nationwide.  
 
“CoSN’s mission can only succeed through the commitment of education technology champions and leaders in our communities. Ohio and Vermont are the latest to stand up for our national cause and help advance modern learning settings for every student in America,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN.
 
The Learn21 (Ohio) Chapter of CoSN will work to develop standards for technology leaders in Ohio school systems, advocate for emerging trends at the local and state levels, and provide continued professional development for technology and district leaders. Learn more at: learn21.org.
 
“Learn21 is excited to partner with CoSN to advocate for the next generation educational technology leaders of Ohio. We now have a dedicated voice that provides advocacy, community, and professional development,” said William D. Fritz, Executive Director, Learn21.
 
The VITA-Learn (Vermont) Chapter of CoSN will support in providing and increasing professional development opportunities for education leaders. Chartered in 1992, VITA-Learn is a non-profit organization of school and industry leaders that promotes the use of information technology across Vermont’s educational system. Learn more at: vita-learn.org.
 
“Since our inception, VITA-Learn has been working to prepare today’s learners for the demands of tomorrow, to promote and support the use of information technology to transform Vermont education. We consider our partnership with CoSN a critical step in meeting our goals: leading and supporting educators in improving educational practices, creating consortia and information sharing across Vermont’s educational landscape, and developing and sustaining partnerships and advocacy for technology for schools,” said L. Paul Irish, Executive Director, VITA-Learn.
 
To learn more about CoSN’s State Chapters and their efforts, please visit: cosn.org/about/state-chapters.