Leadership and Vision

CoSN Honors 2014 Technology Leadership Awardees

Washington, DC (March 24, 2014) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) bestowed the association’s 2014 Withrow National Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Award on Keith Bockwoldt, CETL, Director of Technology Services for Township High School District 214 in Illinois, and its 2014 Team Award on Kent School District in Washington. Both honorees received the awards at CoSN’s 2014 Annual Conference for their exceptional, transformative K-12 education technology efforts and achievements.

What Do Districts Need in a CTO? Learn in a Webinar!

CTOs' job descriptions in 2013 would have been unthinkable twenty years ago. As technology transforms education and the world, leaders have had to evolve along with it. Keith Krueger, CoSN's CEO, says "In 1992 Price Waterhouse [assessed] that 80 percent of the job of any CIO was technical. In schools, that was 'wires in the boxes.' Today, that's about 20 percent of the job. The other 80 percent is providing leadership, vision, and an understanding of the educational environment."

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?

Nominate Exceptional District Technology Leadership for #CoSN14 Awards

Washington, DC (September 25, 2013) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that it is accepting nominations for the association’s 2014 Withrow Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Award and Team Award. Scheduled to be presented at the CoSN 2014 Annual Conference, March 19-22 in Washington, DC, the awards recognize exemplary, visionary leadership by a CTO and a school system team, respectively. CoSN welcomes all nominations, including self-nominations, and will accept submissions through November 22.

CoSN Announces 2012-2013 Board of Directors

Washington, DC (March 5, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced its 2012-2013 Board of Directors. The Board comprises 18 education technology leaders from school districts and the private sector.

“CoSN’s continued success would not be possible without the leadership and advocacy of thought leaders from across the country who are transforming teaching and learning with technology every day,” said CoSN CEO Keith Krueger.

2012-2013 Board Officers

CoSN Announces Call for Presentations for 2013 Annual Conference: “Audacious Leadership”

Washington, DC (June 18, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that it is accepting presentations for its 18th Annual Conference, themed “Audacious Leadership.” CoSN is accepting submissions related to the conference’s theme now until the July 16, 2012, deadline. CoSN’s 2013 Annual Conference will take place March 11-13, 2012, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel in San Diego, CA.