CoSN (The Consortium for School Networking) invites you to submit an educator proposal for the CoSN2021 Conference professional development program.
The CoSN annual conference is the largest gathering in North America for education and education technology leaders in the K-12 education sector. It’s the place where school district/system education leaders reconnect, meet new colleagues, get introduced to new ideas, and is THE place for the best and the brightest in the field to show their stuff.
CoSN2021: Brave and Bold
Now is our moment to lead. This requires a new vision for what learning looks like going forward – one where technology is embedded by design and accessible for all. This moment requires brave and bold leaders that take courageous actions. It is time to rethink assumptions about learning and leadership ecosystems. Join us at CoSN2021 as we pivot forward.
Proposal Design and Guidelines
CoSN’s professional development educator sessions provide learning opportunities that are curated to provide attendees with tools and knowledge to strengthen their professional practices.
Educational leaders are invited to submit up to TWO (2) proposals to lead educator sessions. Session proposals should include complete details and focus on strategies for effective learning with technology, sharing tools/resources and insights into trends and practice for scaling innovation and improving the enterprise of education.
Sessions that meet all criteria listed below will be given full consideration. If elements of a proposal are missing, the proposal will not be considered.
If you have any questions, please contact the conference programming team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: This form is for educator sessions ONLY. If our corporate partners are submitting a proposed educator session, all speakers must be current, active educators. If you would like to explore presenting a session as a vendor, please email Caroline Rinker at email@example.com to discuss options.
The CoSN2021 conference will include high quality breakout sessions by practicing educational leaders. Our goal is to provide high quality professional development sessions that explores and discusses critical education/edtech issues, best practices, trends and insights.
We value equity, diversity, inclusion and access for all people as core principles in our work. Conference sessions will reflect and model these values in subject matter, speakers and panels.
We encourage sessions that highlight more than one school district/initiative.
We value sessions that are interactive and stimulate peer learning in a variety of forums.
We encourage session submissions that:
Educator sessions that are structured to encourage these principles will be given priority.
What our attendees expect:
What our attendees do NOT appreciate:
Areas of particular interest include
|Accessibility||Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity||Global Trends and Leadership|
|Cybersecurity||Emerging Technologies||Innovative Strategies|
|Data Privacy||E-Rate and State/National EdTech Policy||Interoperability|
|Digital Equity/Closing the Homework Gap||Game-Based Learning||Online and Blended Learning|
We will be looking for session type that fall into one of these four formats
Panel Discussion: 2-4 presenters share case studies or expertise on a topic before opening to discussion and Q&A
Roundtable Conversation: Moderated group conversation on a theme or topic. Highly participatory.
Solo Presentation: An expert on a topic shares findings, case studies, practices or methodologies before opening to Q&A. NOTE: We may ask you to co-present with a complimentary presenter to enable more than one example.
Workshop: Longer, participatory session in which participants are guided through engaged activities presented during the CoSN2021 pre-conference
Due to the significant number of education session submissions we receive each year, not every submission can be selected. Strong submissions feature:
Key Dates and Deadlines