Online Communities of Practice

CoSN: E-rate Modernization Requires ‘Long-Term, Sufficient’ Funding

Washington, DC (June 20, 2014) – CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) CEO Keith Krueger today responded to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to modernize the E-rate program:

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One of the major benefits of the internet is that it allows us to connect with people who we might otherwise never meet. No matter what challenges your district is facing, odds are there's another district out there which is grappling with the same things. By working together in online communities of practice, you can share your experiences and come up with common solutions to your problems. There's strength in numbers! But online communities of practice have proven especially powerful when they're mixed with in-depth, face-to-face interaction.

Bringing Together K-12 Leaders Nationwide for Teaming for Transformation II

Earlier this week, CoSN's Teaming for Transformation II (T4T) brought more than 140 K-12 leaders together at Katy ISD to continue the discussion about how to improve student-centered learning. T4T is working to shape the ideal digital transtion for districts. What steps have to be taken before, during, and after the fact for a digital conversion to be successful? How do we use new technology to truly re-shape learning?

CoSN Releases New Report, “Online Communities of Practice: Ecosystems for Professional Growth”

Washington, DC (May 23, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released an EdTechNext Report, titled “Online Communities of Practice: Ecosystems for Professional Growth.” The latest in CoSN’s EdTechNext Report series on cutting-edge trends in education technology, the report explores how these online communities are making an impact on K-12 educators and helping to inspire innovation in teaching and learning.

CoSN Selects 19 School Districts to Join “Teaming for Transformation”

Washington, DC (July 9, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced the 19 K-12 school districts selected to join its Teaming for Transformation: Leading Digital Conversion for Student Learning. Beginning now through CoSN’s 18th Annual Conference in March 2013, this network of districts will collaborate to improve student-centered learning in classrooms nationwide.

U.S. Department of Education, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and CoSN Launch epic-ed Community

Washington, DC (August 21, 2012) – The U.S. Department of Education, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) have partnered to create a new online community of practice that supports all stakeholders going through digital transition within technology-enabled learning environments.

On August 22, 2012, the epic-ed community will officially launch.

CoSN ‘Teaming for Transformation’ Districts Collaborating in Online Community of Practice

Washington, DC (September 26, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that the association will lead 172 school district leaders from across the country on a site visit to Mooresville Graded School District (Mooresville, NC) to take a firsthand look at the district’s proven success in creating student-centered learning environments.

Closing the Gap: Using Student Data to Improve Teaching

WASHINGTON, DC (January 3, 2013) – In collaboration with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Gartner, Inc. has developed a collection of tools to help schools and districts nationwide use student data to strengthen teaching and learning in the classroom. 

CoSN Accepting Applications for Innovative ‘Teaming for Transformation II’ Blended Learning Professional Development

Washington, DC (April 2, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is inviting education technology leaders nationwide to join its exclusive network, Teaming for Transformation II. The second phase of CoSN’s Teaming for Transformation initiative, Teaming for Transformation II connects teams of K-12 district leaders who are committed to a digital conversion that supports student-centered learning in a transformative educational environment.