Early Career K-12 CTO Academy

Listen. Learn. Lead.
 
The Early Career K-12 CTO Academy is a new program that was developed to address the needs of education technology leaders who are new in their position. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding of edtech leadership and make a positive impact on student-centered, digital learning in their school district. 
 
The Academy was developed in collaboration with Dell Technologies - “Today, schools are looking to integrate technology with new teaching and learning practices, leading to better learning outcomes for students,” said Matt Dascoli, Education Strategist, Dell Technologies. “We are excited to collaborate with COSN to develop a program for K-12 edtech leaders that offers resources and skills that these CTOs will use today and throughout their careers.”

CoSN’s Early Career K-12 CTO Academy prepares new technology directors with fewer than four full years of experience to: 

  • Be part of discussions centered around new strategies for meeting the needs of diverse learners
  • Lead the creation of a culture of innovation in their school district  
  • Benefit from the experience of veteran tech and curriculum leaders in the areas of supporting student-centered learning, technology budgeting, technical support strategies, infrastructure, effective strategies for communications, and more
  • Improve the soft skills necessary to work effectively with others in the culture specific to their school district
  • Build a Professional Learning Network (PLN) of edtech experts and other new CTOs through face-to-face and virtual meetings
The Academy program includes: 
 
  • 2-day hybrid face-to-face and virtual workshop in Washington, DC on January 20 - 21, 2021
  • Mentor matched to meet your needs 
  • Two virtual events per month that include deep dive discussions and practical activities 
  • Capstone project (select projects will be featured at the CoSN 2021 Conference)
  • Private online community consisting of past and current cohort members and mentors
  • Second face-to-face event at the CoSN 2021 Conference that will acknowledge participants' completion of the program
 
Eligibility and Timeline

New career K-12 chief technology officers (CTOs) with fewer than 4 full years of experience are invited to apply. Program runs from September 2020 to May 2021. Apply today - due date is August 14, 2021, at Midnight Eastern Time.  
 

Apply now

 
Program Fees

Members: $2,299
Non-members $3,299

The program fee will be invoiced upon acceptance. Fees include all program materials, meals, and lodging at the two-day workshop. While the registration fee for the CoSN Conference is complimentary, participants are responsible for travel to the workshop and both travel and lodging for the CoSN Conference.