Improving Your Chances as a School CTO Candidate (Part 1)

The 2018-2019 school CTO hiring season is upon us. Until recently, next year’s jobs often didn’t post until spring. Now, greater expectations of the CTO role and competition for candidates have triggered earlier and longer hiring processes. This is good news for selective and experienced candidates.
But the flip side is that applicants are under greater scrutiny. Traditional hardware and software administration experience, though still relevant, are sometimes secondary to broader leadership skills.

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.

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.

Reporting from the Digital Leadership Institute for NC Superintendents

CoSN's Empowered Superintendents initiative works to assess superintendents' challenges and increase their capacities to lead technology efforts. As part of our work, we partnered with several other education organizations to host a four-day Digital Leadership Institute for North Carolina superintendents. Lynn Moody, Superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System in North Carolina, shared these thoughts and photos with us after the event.


Polls Are Open — Recognize Tomorrow’s K-12 School Technology Leaders Today

Washington, DC (February 2, 2016) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) and EdScoop today opened the polls for the education community to vote for the “next generation” of school technology leaders.  

With 29 finalists from across the country, the new NextGeneration Leaders Program supports emerging K-12 leaders who are committed to advancing technology in education and taking their careers to the next level.

Going Virtual—Nationally Recognized K-12 Education Technology Leader Certification Expands Digitally

Washington, DC (January 13, 2016) – CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today launched a virtual course to prepare practicing or aspiring education technology leaders from afar for the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL®) program exam.