In this edWebinar a school superintendent, a district technology director and a public library director tell how address the challenges of digital equity.
In this edWebinar, learn from superintendents how they lead district efforts to align priorities, and balance choice, cost and outcomes.
In this edWebinar, examinine the challenges and opportunities that are unique to rural school districts when moving forward with technology tools.
In this edWebinar three superintendents share how they are leading the complex issues involved in ensuring accessibility for all students.
In this edWebinar, school superintendents and one state superintendent of public instruction share how they lead the drives to leverage online assessments.
In this edWebinar learn from district leaders just what it takes to successfully deploy, implement and sustain a shared commitment to mobile learning.
In this edWebinar, superintendent panelists show they are leading their school districts’ efforts to leverage the advantages of cloud computing.
In this edWebinar, Steve Bradshaw, Juan Cabrera, and Dr. Gary Lilly share their perspectives dealing with cybersecurity in a K-12 learning environment.
When Congress passed FERPA (The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) in 1974, school and district leaders could rely on once-a-year training and reviews to make sure they remained in compliance. Now, when educators could potentially add a new app with a few mouse clicks, managing student data privacy is a never-ending task. In the edWebinar “Student Data Privacy: A Priority and Essential Commitment,” presenters Dr. Charles Dumais, Superintendent and Executive Director, Cooperative Educational Services, Trumbull, CT; Dr. Quinn Kellis, Superintendent Dysart Unified School District, Surprise, AZ; and Linnette Attai, Project Director, CoSN Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment Program, explained CoSN’s Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning initiative and superintendents’ essential role in directing their districts’ efforts. Discussing CoSN’s Five Critical Guidelines for Ensuring Data Privacy in Your Use of Technology, the speakers told attendees that when it comes to data privacy, the word “done” isn’t in their vocabulary.
“If it’s edtech, it must be good,” used to be the mantra in schools. In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals. Now, recognizing the disconnect between school and district leaders, the realities of the technology infrastructure, and classroom needs, CoSN and AASA have created the Empowered Superintendent initiative, which is dedicated to helping superintendents, aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams build their knowledge, skills and confidence as technology leaders. During “The Empowered Superintendent: Leading Digital Transformation,” the first in a new edWebinar series, Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent, Township High School District 214 (IL), and Dr. Chris Gaines, Superintendent, Mehlville School District (MO), along with host Ann McMullan, Project Director, CoSN Empowered Superintendents Program, discussed the goals of the program. Overall, they implored listeners to move away from using “tech for tech’s sake” and to become intentional adopters of technology that enhances teaching and learning.