IT Management

Student Connectivity -- There is no one-size-fits all approach!

Reliable broadband connectivity like utilities needs to be a requirement and service that is available to each and every student in today’s world. Addressing the value of quality, broadband connectivity access to any student, educator, or administrator is a perfect example of preaching to the choir. Though the pandemic has made it one of the most important and urgent problems to solve, this has been a necessity and fundamental requirement for a decent educational experience for Pre-K to graduate students.  
 

The Courage to Be New: Thinking about the Future of Education Forecasts, Imagination and Reflection

“The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.”

William Gibson
    Novelist

No one can predict the future. We can only toggle between forecasts, imagination, and reflection as these three streams feed the ebb and flow of waves until the tide of the future rushes in.

New Back-to-School Rubric v 2.0 Provides School Leaders Critical Readiness Assessment Tool

“As school district leaders work tirelessly on back-to school plans, the ability to assess readiness for online learning and other top priorities is critical to success,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “This new rubric is a unique and highly valuable tool that will help leaders ‘kick the tires’ as they gear up for blended and fully virtual learning and returning to school in the fall.”  

CoSN Issues Statement on White House Criticism of Distance Learning

CoSN CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement on the recent criticism of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic by Trump Administration senior officials:
 
“During this COVID-19 emergency, distance learning saved school districts from having to cancel instruction altogether.
 

CoSN Welcomes Increased Funding for Federal Student Enrichment Program to Improve Digital Learning During and After Pandemic

CoSN CEO Keith Krueger today issued the following statement applauding the increase in funding for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAEG) program included in the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies’ FY 2021 spending bill :
 
 
 

New CoSN Survey: School District Technology Leaders Anticipate Funding Challenges Heading Back-to-School This Fall

New CoSN Survey: School District Technology Leaders Anticipate Funding Challenges Heading Back-to-School This Fall
 
Respondents Predict Continued Remote Learning and Highlight the Need for Federal Assistance for At-home Connectivity
 

CoSN’s EdTech Leader Certification Program Is First of Its Kind to Earn Accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies

CoSN today announced that its Certified Education Technology Leader™ (CETL®) program has earned accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), making it the first program of its kind to do so.
 

CoSN Honors the EdTech Leaders Shaping the Future of America’s Schools

CoSN has announced the winners of its annual education technology awards. They were honored during the organization’s Annual Conference, which occurred virtually May 19-21. The 2020 winners are leading edtech experts, innovators, and schools districts from across the country who are working to enhance the teaching and learning process for all students with technology.
 
CoSN’s 2020 award winners are:
 

EdTech Leaders Cite Cybersecurity as No. 1 Priority, Critical IT Infrastructure Updates Needed

CoSN today released a new report, combining the results of the organization’s long-standing IT Leadership and Infrastructure surveys, to give school districts and policymakers a holistic understanding of the K-12 IT landscape.
 

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