IT Management

Designing a Rollout and Selecting Devices

As two leaders in the field who work to support districts with digital conversions, we are often asked, “What type of devices should we buy?” The problem with this question is that it is often their leading question; the initial area that the district is investigating. Districts that are working to purchase devices must not do so to follow the latest fad or because another district across the highway just implemented a particular type of device.

Small and Large School Systems Recognized for Commitment to Student Data Privacy

 CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today announced two new recipients of the national Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal: Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools and Alabama’s Satsuma City Schools. Both schools were awarded the Seal for committing to rigorous practices and policies to protect student data.
 

School Infrastructure Report: Strong Gains in Broadband Connectivity, But Challenges Persist

Majority of school districts today (85 percent) fully meet the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) short-term goal for broadband connectivity of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students. However, recurring costs remain the most significant barrier for schools in their efforts to increase connectivity, CoSN revealed today in its 2017 Annual Infrastructure Survey Report.
 

Why We Applied for the TLE Seal: Baltimore County Public Schools

CoSN sat down with the latest recipients of the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal to find out more about what they learned by going through the Program.  In this first in a monthly series of interviews, we bring you insight into how Jim Corns and the team at Baltimore County Public Schools approached the application process, and provide you with their advice for TLE Seal applicants.

Personalized Learning with Micro-credentials

CoSN supports edtech leaders who are dedicated to continued growth in their capacity to improve students’ learning with innovative, digital environments. We work to improve the human capacity of school systems by providing robust, thoughtful, and relevant professional advancement opportunities. This range from face-to-face events such as the Annual Conference to online courses to CoSN’s Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL®) program.

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