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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

COSN Releases New Toolkit for Superintendents

Last week, the Consortium for School Networking (COSN) released version 3.0 of its Empowered Superintendent toolkit that focuses on building a skilled technology leadership team at the district level. It highlights 10 skills all Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) should possess across the areas of leadership and vision, understanding the educational environment, and managing technology and support resources.

Module One lists 5 Imperatives for Technology Leadership including: 

  1. Strengthen District Leadership and Communications
  2. Raise the Bar with Rigorous, Transformative and Innovative Learning and Skills
  3. Transform Pedagogy with Compelling Learning Environments
  4. Support Professional Development and Communities of Practice
  5. Create Balanced Assessments

Module Two is due out later this month and will focus on action steps for Strengthening the Technology Leadership Team.