IT Management

‘Small Screens, Big Plans’ for K-12 Districts

Washington, DC (March 5, 2014) – With ever-increasing “anytime, anywhere” use of mobile devices, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a report charging schools to build mobile into their content and application strategies. Titled “Small Screens, Big Plans,” the resource – CoSN’s spring 2014 EdTechNext Report – explains that the mobile shift in U.S.

Creating Scalable, Affordable and Reliable Education Networks

Washington, DC (March 3, 2014) – As part of its Smart Education Networks by Design (SEND) initiative, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released the first phase of comprehensive guidelines to support K-12 chief technology officers (CTOs) in building, strengthening, and maintaining durable education networks. These networks support technology-rich 24/7 learning.

Can We Transform Special Education with Tech?

We know that education technology has the power to transform learning for all students, but it may prove particularly powerful for special education students, argues a recent feature in the Huffington Post. A recent surge in online and blended learning opportunities has critically altered the options available for students with special needs, a population which is often left behind by education reform.

6 Tips for Smart IT in 2014

This column was originally printed in T.H.E. Journal, and is excerpted below. 

From building robust networks to collaborating with other departments to fund new projects, here's what you need to do to start innovating in the new year.

As 2013 draws to an end, it's time for the savvy district technology leader to look forward. We asked some smart leaders for their best ideas (and will share some of our own) to get 2014 off to a great start. Here are six actions you can take to ensure that IT is doing all it can to support the mission of your district.

Outcomes from the 2013 CTO Forums

Take advantage of your CoSN membership to access our 2013 CTO Forum Reports for free! The reports offer high-level summaries and analyses of our CTO Forums. CTO Forums, held twice a year, provide opportunities for tech leaders to share information and keep up-to-date with all of the challenges and solutions of ed tech. Accessing forum reports is the next-best thing to being there!

CoSN Releases Outcomes of 2013 K-12 Technology Leadership Forums

Washington, DC (November 14, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released two follow-up reports on the association’s 2013 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Leadership Forums held in March and June 2013. The first CTO forum report, titled “The ‘Undiscussables’ of Technology Leadership: Engaging in Challenging Conversations,” examines the primary district-level leadership challenges facing CTOs from elevating their districts’ learning environments.

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