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.
CoSN Resources to Support Smart Educational Networks.
The impact of COVID-19 and the rapid move to Remote Learning have underscored the importance of school districts creating and maintaining robust reliable Internet networks. Education networks have evolved from addressing district operational and administrative needs to serving students and teachers in and beyond the classroom, anywhere and anytime. Innovative technologies, more access to the Internet, and powerful communication, creation, and collaboration tools are driving instructional transformation. Rapid change is increasing demand for greater network capacity and reliability. CoSN is pleased to provide district leaders with information resources to help them make effective and sustainable high-stakes infrastructure investment decisions. CoSN’s one-page document identifies six core characteristics of the “new” network to include in your school district’s network design and planning. The CoSN SEND Initiative website provides multiple tools and resources, including comprehensive guidelines, a checklist for School System Chief Technology Officers, an Action Toolkit, and much more.
CoSN/AASA/edWeb.net EmpowerED Superintendent Monthly Webinar
“Smart Education Networks by Design: The CoSN SEND Initiative”.
The next installment of the CoSN/AASA/edWeb.net EmpowerED Superintendent webinar series is scheduled for Monday, July 13 at 5:00 pm ET. Now, more than ever, school networks must serve students and teachers both inside and outside the classroom, anywhere and anytime. You will not want to miss this webinar when three school superintendents – including Connecticut’s own Dr. Mark Benigni, Superintendent Meriden Public Schools - share how their districts make high-stakes technology investment decisions in the midst of constantly changing technology, teaching and learning priorities, and funding. Dr. Benigni will be joined by Dr. John Marcus, Superintendent Stoughton Public Schools, MA and Matthew Miller, Superintendent Lakota Local Schools, OH. Learn more and register for this free webinar at: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/supers20200713/
COVID-19 & Reopening School Resources for School Leaders
CoSN continues to provide school leaders with updated information on the "EdTech Guidance in the age of COVID-19” web page. School leaders have ready access to current resources that not only help school systems adapt to remote learning during COVID-19 as well as help in planning how to reopen schools for the 2020-2021 school year.
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 email@example.com.