The EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar Series
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), in partnership with the Texas Association of School Administratorsand CoSN’s Texas state affiliate chapter, Texas Education Technology Leaders, is honored to support the work of current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams in leading all aspects of digital learning transformations.
Interoperability: Seamlessly Sharing Data, Content, and Services Within School District Systems or Applications
The next episode of Season 4 of the EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar series airs on Monday, February 14, 2022, at 5:00 pm Eastern Time and is titled, “Interoperability: Seamlessly Sharing Data, Content, and Services Within School District Systems or Applications”. Interoperability is key for the successful use of multiple sources of digital content and assorted e-learning technologies. This is especially true as schools continue to rely on technology to meet the evolving education needs and goals in their school districts. Even though technology-based products have the ability to make positive impacts on teaching and learning and school district operations, at times gaps in the integration and interfaces of the variety of applications can be problematic. At its core, interoperability is the seamless sharing of data, content and services among a variety of technology based data, content and services.
In the upcoming February 14, 2022, EmpowerED Superintendent webinar, three leading-edge school leaders share leadership strategies for solving the challenges of interoperability. You are invited to join in the conversation with Texas’s own Dr. Doug Brubaker, Superintendent, Texarkana Independent School District (TX); Dr. Michael T. Conner, Superintendent, Middletown Public Schools (CT); and Dr. Mary Wegner, Assistant Professor and Superintendent and Educational Leadership Coordinator, School of Education at the University of Alaska Southeast. Free registration for the February 14, 2022, webinar is now available at https://home.edweb.net/supers/.
Leadership Strategies for Scaling, Sustaining, and Budgeting for Education Technology Innovations
The previous episode of the EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar series aired on January 10, 2022. In this webinar broadcast Superintendents Dr. Karen Cheser, Superintendent, Durango School District 9-R, Durango, CO, Texas Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison, Montgomery ISD, TX, and Mr. Marlon Styles, Superintendent, Middletown City School District, OH, shared how they lead the processes in their school districts to successfully budget, scale and sustain technology innovations.
Free access to webinar recording: If you missed the Monday, January 10, 2022, EmpowerED Superintendent Webinar, co-hosted by CoSN, AASA and edWeb.net, and sponsored by ClassLink, you can still access the free webinar recording at https://home.edweb.net/supers/. You will also be able to access free recordings and podcasts of multiple previously broadcast webinars in the EmpowerED Superintendent series at https://home.edweb.net/supers/.
Resources Referenced During the January 10, 2022, EmpowerED Superintendent edWebinar:
CoSN Critical Focus Area One Pager: Strategic Technology Planning and Investment, Aligning Priorities. Balancing Choice Cost & Outcomes: (https://www.cosn.org/wpcontent/uploads/2022/01/EmpSupStrategicPlanningInvestment.pdf)
Financing Technology Innovations - Strategies and Tools:
Links to tools to assist in calculating Total Cost of Ownership & Value of Investment are listed on the CoSN EmpowerED Superintendent web page at https://www.cosn.org/edtech-topics/empowered-superintendents/
CoSN 2022 Annual Conference:
The CoSN 2022 Annual Conference will take place on April 11-13, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference will be a hybrid experience to accommodate all who wish to meet safely in-person as well as those who elect to participate remotely. You can preview the conference program and access registration information at https://cosnconference.org/.
CoSN & Texas Education Technology Leaders (TETL) Membership:
If your school or district would like more information about joining CoSN or getting more involved with CoSN please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about Texas Education Technology Leaders, please contact Dr. Alice Owen, Executive Director, Texas Education Technology Leaders at ExDir@TETL.org or call 855-458-9286.