Whether you’re the head of technology for a small school district, a charter/independent school, or a building level technology leader, CoSN has created special programming to meet the needs of education leaders in your position. We understand your job is difficult. You have to be an educator, an accountant, a manager, and a technologist. One of the unique challenges facing small districts is finding collaborators who understand their situations. At the CoSN 2018 Annual Conference, you can join your colleagues from small public, private, parochial, charter, and independent schools to discuss the immediate challenges and solutions you face as you strive to be continually connected and constantly learning. You may face significant challenges, but there are resources — and a community of CoSN members — available to help!
Change is happening, and fast. While success in eLearning culture is occurring in school districts of all sizes, the transformation is uniquely challenging for EdTech leaders in large school districts who face considerations such as scale, implementation planning, funding, and professional development. To address the specific hurdles facing large school districts, CoSN is dedicating sessions around issues large school system CIO/CTOs face, and giving you an opportunity to gather and discuss your shared situations. We also host a special Large District Forum, giving you an extra opportunity to interact with your peers. Don’t re-invent a wheel has already created; join this distinguished group of technology leaders to jump-start your preparations!
The world is shrinking. With the advancement of technology, we now have easier access than ever to reach beyond our borders, and understand how countries outside the U.S. are using educational technology to best benefit their students. This track will feature a number of sessions that will take a look at the way technology in education is being used throughout the world to innovative school districts and learning.