The Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) is a professional organisation for technology leaders working in school districts across the US. CoSN also brings together peak agencies from around the world to engage in dialogue on schooling in a digital age.
This year I was invited to speak at CoSN’s annual conference: Mastering the Moment: A Guide to Technology Leadership in the Ecomonic Crisis.
To put this into context, US schools are required to lobby their district boards to raise school funding so much of their time and energy is spent looking for effective ways to do this As you can imagine, it is difficult to juggle the learning and lobbying agendas. Fortunately, we don’t face that situation so our responsibility is to use government funding effectively to raise the quality of learning and teaching in all schools.
The CoSN conference was an opportunity to listen to educators and leaders from diverse school backgrounds talking about what matters most and how today’s tools can be used to deliver a relevant learning experience.
The focus of my presentation was not about the tools per se but what these tools enable in the learning environment when they are used to develop skills and deepen student learning. If we are thinking about the possibilities of schooling, then we should be in the cloud!
To hear more perspectives from the CoSN conference go to eSchool News TV.