Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops are three-hour learning sessions that take place prior to the CoSN Annual Conference. Join colleagues and experts for an opportunity to discuss important and timely topics in depth. 

Most of these sessions cost an additional registration fee, and are not included in the Annual Conference registration. You must be registered for the CoSN2022 in order to register for a pre-conference workshop. Workshops can be added to your existing registration at any time using the instructions in your confirmation email. If you need assistance, contact

All workshops are on-site and take place on Monday, April 11, 2022.

Attacker 101: Cybersecurity from the attacker’s perspective

7:45am – 10:45am ET

An innovation that PTAC developed for K-12 IT and technical staff that is a simulated school data system, which contains vulnerabilities common in the K-12 environment. Attendees are encouraged to take on the role of a cyber attacker and to exploit these vulnerabilities live in a virtual environment. Presented by: Ross Lemke and Mike Tassey.

CoSN Trusted Learning Environment Seal: Privacy Solutions for Today’s Districts

7:45am – 10:45am ET

Leverage CoSN’s Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal privacy framework to identify strengths and areas for improvement in your student data privacy program. Partner with colleagues, including TLE Seal recipients, to develop solutions for common privacy challenges, and create your action plan to build or improve your student data privacy program. Presented by: Linnette Attai.

Interoperability 101

11:30am – 2:30pm ET

Is your data seamlessly exchanged between applications? Do you strive to better inform instruction and drive student-centered learning? Join Project Unicorn for a workshop on Interoperability 101 and learn how your school district or ed tech company can take your first steps towards supporting students growth and enhancing data privacy. Presented by: Elise Hawthorne, Susan Bearden & Paula Maylahn.

Cybersecurity Incident Response: The Game

11:30am – 2:30pm ET

CoSN and Dell have partnered together to develop an incident response game designed to build skills and experience in managing incident response. This facilitated workshop will give you the opportunity to be the first to use the new cybersecurity incident response game to build skills for leadership and technical teams. Presented by: Amy McLaughlin.

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