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

 
2015 Delegation to Singapore
We will continue our commitment to global dialogue with the 2015 Delegation to Singapore, January 9-17, 2015.

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Topics include:
  • Learning how strategic investments in ICT are preparing students in Singapore for success in the 21st century global economy
  • Exploring innovative uses technology
  • Understanding the key role of the National Institute of Education, Singapore’s teacher preparation institution
  • Identifying innovative policies and practices in Singapore that have implications for US education
  • Visiting schools to observe how policy has been put into practice
Thank you to Lightspeed Systems and Pearson for their generous support of this delegation.
 
Past Delegations
CoSN has led delegations to Europe (2002), Australia (2004), Scandinavia (2007), Scotland and the Netherlands (2009), London and Paris (2011), South America (2011), and Portugal (2013).
 
The official report from Portugal, 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. It is an excellent example of the work accomplished on our delegations.
 
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!
 

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.