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Large District Forum at Annual Conference

While digital transformations are occurring in school districts of all sizes, large districts face specific challenges such as scaling of projects, communications, and silo departmental structures. The Large District Forum is an opportunity to share information with your colleagues, identify ways to overcome these challenges, maximize your investment in technology, and achieve success in transforming learning.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am

School Technology Makes Progress, Yet Challenges Remain—CoSN’s 2016 Infrastructure Survey

School systems in the United States are making progress in increasing broadband connectivity and Wi-Fi in classrooms. However, significant hurdles remain before all students are able to experience a digitally-enabled learning environment. These are the findings revealed today in CoSN’s 2016 Annual Infrastructure Survey, a report conducted in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and MDR.

New Report Looks At ‘Students as Digital Creators’ in Today’s Learning Cultures

Washington, DC (April 26, 2016) – From building learning apps and games to digital design and innovations, schools are increasingly becoming nerve centers for creativity.

In a new EdTechNext report issued today, Students as Digital Creators, CoSN examines this transformation in school systems nationwide – and how they are proving beneficial to students and educators.

Advancing School Leadership on Data Privacy Day – and Beyond

On January 28, we recognize Data Privacy Day for the benefit of all students and learning environments worldwide.

Led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), this international occasion is an annual commitment to growing the awareness of and strengthening student privacy practices. It is also about creating and fostering trust in all school systems.

Everyone in education plays a critical role in ensuring the protection of personal information – and CoSN is proud to be at the forefront.

Bestselling Author Daniel Pink to Kick Off CoSN 2016 Annual Conference, April 4-7 in Washington, DC

Washington, DC (January 7, 2016) – Early bird registration remains open for CoSN’s (the Consortium for School Networking’s) 2016 Annual Conference until Friday, January 8 at midnight.

Set to begin with remarks from bestselling author Daniel Pink, CoSN 2016 will convene education technology and innovation experts in Washington, DC, on accelerating educational success empowered by a digital learning environment.

Report: Strengthen Student Security with Identity and Access Management Technologies

Washington, DC (October 22, 2015) – As school districts nationwide increasingly turn to digital content, the need has never been greater for robust identity and access management technologies.

This necessity, as well as the benefits of these resources and their current uses nationwide, is the focus of CoSN’s (the Consortium for School Networking’s) EdTechNext report, Identity and Access Management: Fundamentals for Securing Student Data and Privacy.

‘Accelerating Success’ Through an eLearning Culture at 2016 Conference in Washington, DC

Registration is open for CoSN’s (the Consortium for School Networking’s) 2016 Annual Conference, April 4-7 in Washington, DC.

Themed “Accelerating Success: Powered by an eLearning Culture,” education technology and innovation experts will gather in the nation’s capital to share leading insights on how to effectively shift from traditional to digitally-based learning environments.

Emerging Technologies: The Houston ISD IMS Interoperability Processes

Beatriz Arnillas is the Director of IT - Education Technology at Houston ISD, a CoSN member district, and a member of CoSN's Emerging Technologies Committee. Lately we've been talking a lot about interoperability standards -- what are they? How do we shore them up in our school districts? Beatriz shared her top tips for optimizing interoperability. How do your district's processes compare?

Open Up Access to Federally Funded Educational Resources, School Technology Leaders Urge White House

Washington, D.C. (August 5, 2015) — CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), along with a broad coalition of more than 85 education, library, technology, public interest, and legal organizations, called on the White House to make federally funded educational materials available as Open Educational Resources (OER). The groups request that the materials be free to use, share, and improve.