Global Leadership

CoSN is committed to a global dialogue focused on the strategic uses of technology in education. We fundamentally believe that effective use of technology requires a global understanding and perspective, and we accomplish this through meetings, delegations, and collaborative efforts with global thought-leaders.

International Delegations

Join Us: CoSN is leading an International Delegation to Singapore from January 9-17, 2015. Singapore presents a unique opportunity to learn about the use of ICT in education globally and its impact on the learning process. Our delegates will receive an outstanding professional development experience. Please contact Irene Spero, ispero@cosn.org, with any questions, to see an agenda, or to register for the trip.

Past Delegations

In October 2013, CoSN led a delegation to Portugal to learn about their ICT programs. The official report, Reinventing Learning in Portugal: An Ecosystem Approach, highlights the observations and experiences of the delegation and includes some questions for policymakers in the US to consider.

Our group in Portugal, October 2013
 
International delegations are key parts of CoSN’s efforts to promote deeper understanding of global initiatives for ICT in education. The delegations inform American education and policy leaders about key strategic priorities and investments being implemented around the world. Senior education leaders on the delegations see innovative education efforts first-hand and are able to engage in meaningful dialogue. The delegation members blog and create podcasts during the event, and a delegation report is provided at the conclusion so the entire CoSN community can "travel along" with us!

Past trips have taken us to South America (Argentina & Uruguay) (Download the report - Opening Doors With ICT: Abriendo Puertas Con ICT), London and Paris (2011), Scotland and the Netherlands (2009), Scandinavia (2007), and Australia (2004).

Annual International Symposium

For over a decade, CoSN has been convening education technology leaders from around the world to work together during the International Symposium at our Annual Conference. Each year’s Symposium focuses on a different theme, but the goal is to create systemic conversations and share best practices around use of technology to transform learning. This year's CoSN/UNESCO International Symposium, "Connected Learning: Implications for Schooling from Informal Learning," explored the connections between formal learning in school systems and informal learning outside of the classroom.