The most recent live broadcast of the EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series, Creating and Leading a Professional Team of Lifelong Learners, aired on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Dr. Deborah Kerr, Superintendent, St. Francis School District, WI, Dr. John Malloy, Superintendent, San Ramon Valley Unified School District, CA and Mr. Marlon Styles, Superintendent, Middletown City School District, OH shared the strategies they lead in their school districts to assure that not only students, but also the entire district staff, have the opportunities to participate in ongoing, effective, and impactful technology professional learning opportunities that specifically target digital literacy and the technology capacity of their educators, administrators, students, parents and families. . If you missed the live broadcast, you can watch the recording or listen to the podcast version of the panel presentation at: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/supers20221010/
The next live broadcast of the EmpowerED Superintendent edLeader Panel Series, Leadership Challenges and Solutions Regarding Data Privacy in Technology-Enriched Learning Environments, will air on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Casey Bertram, Superintendent of Bozeman Public Schools, MT joins Dr. Alex Marrero, Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, CO and Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox, Superintendent of Raytown Quality Schools, MO will share the leadership strategies they implement to assess their school districts’ privacy and compliance polices. The superintendents will address specific critical guidelines including how to stay current with state and federal laws while also keeping instructional impacts in mind and share effective training strategies for staff and students. All three superintendents represent school districts that have earned the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) Seal, the nation’s only privacy framework designed specifically for school systems. Attendees will learn how their own school districts can earn the TLE Seal. Free registration for the upcoming November 14, 2022 live broadcast is available at: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/supers20221114/
New CoSN Resources
Making the Case for Increased Investment in Cybersecurity: A Primer for K12 School Districts Just Getting Started with Cybersecurity
This new primer identifies five actions a school system IT staff can take to better defend IT infrastructure. It is focused on low-cost solutions for districts with minimal resources. Learn more at:
Schools and Social Media: The Critical Need for Verification and Dedicated Reporting Processes
CoSN and NSPRA (National School Public Relations Association) recently released this collaborative report on the critical need for verification and dedicated reporting processes for schools and districts in order to prevent harm to students and staff caused by malicious and fraudulent accounts. Access the Executive Summary and other information at:
Challenges and Opportunities of Cybersecurity Positions in K-12 Organizations
CoSN released a new resource for K-12 schools and districts seeking to address the need for advanced cybersecurity skill sets within their technology teams. This report was commissioned by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) as part of the work of its Cybersecurity & Privacy Collaborative and was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Access to the full report can be found at: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/cybersecurity-staffing-resource-for-k-12
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 MSheffield@cosn.org.
For information about Texas Education Technology Leaders, please contact Dianne Borreson, Executive Director, Texas Education Technology Leaders at email@example.com or call 855-458-9286.