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EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar Series -1

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and its Connecticut State Chapter, Connecticut Education Technology Leaders Association (CTETL), are pleased to collaborate with the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) to support the work of current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams in leading all aspects of digital learning transformations.

“School Leadership 2020-2021: Unprecedented Challenges in a COVID-19 World”
On Monday, September 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time the EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar Series, co-hosted by CoSN, AASA and and sponsored by ClassLink begins its third season. The initial broadcast for Season 3 is titled “School Leadership 2020-2021: Unprecedented Challenges in a COVID-19 World”. Guest panelists include Dr. Dan Domenech, Executive Director, AASA, Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN and Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent Township High School District 214, IL and Chair of the CoSN Superintendent Advisory Panel. Ann McMullan, CoSN EmpowerED Superintendent Initiative Project Director, returns as the host/moderator for the series. Free registration for the September 14 webinar is available at:

“Cybersecurity: Keeping Everyone Safe in Today’s Learning Environments”
The second episode of Season 3 of the EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar series airs on Monday, October 12, 2020 in conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The title of the October 12, 2020 webinar that airs at 5:00 pm ET is Cybersecurity: Keeping Everyone Safe in Today’s Learning Environments. In this edWebinar, Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City School District, NY, Dr. Susan Enfield, Superintendent, Highline Public Schools, WA, Dr. Chris Gaines, Superintendent, Mehlville School District, MO; and Amy McLaughlin, Project Director, CoSN Cybersecurity Initiative share their perspectives and experiences in dealing with the complexities of managing and assuring cybersecurity in today’s K-12 learning environments. They will examine the liability concerns that arise when schools experience network security incidents and the impact those events can have on a district’s professional reputation as well as the effects cyber-attacks have on teaching and learning. Strategies for effectively preventing, managing and communicating cybersecurity threats will be reviewed. Free registration for the October 12, 2020 webinar is now available at

The complete list of free recordings of all previously broadcast EmpowerED Superintendent webinars is also available at In addition to the free access to live and recorded webinars, the EmpowerED Superintendent webinars are now accessible via podcast. Learn more at

If your school or district would like more information about joining CoSN or getting more involved with CoSN, please contact Brian Calvary, CAE, CoSN Director of Membership and Chapters, at