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The CoSN Podcast

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The CoSN Podcast, produced and distributed by edCircuit, provides current and aspiring K-12 edtech leaders with timely insights and strategies to succeed in the ever-evolving world of school system technology. Hear from Certified Education Technology Leaders (CETL), visionary district changemakers, … read more

57 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

The CoSN Webinar Series: K-12 Cybersecurity: Building Defensible and Resilient K-12 Digital Infrastructure with the U.S. Department of Education

September 12th, 2023


1,619 cyber incidents: that staggering number represents only the publicly reported cyber incidents experienced by K-12 institutions in the U.S. between 2016 and 2022. The K-12 Cybersecurity webinar with the U.S. …

The CoSN Webinar Series: Generative AI: The New School Supply?

August 18th, 2023


As the new school year approaches, we understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving educational landscape. That’s why …

Student Data Privacy in K12 Learning with Kerry Gallagher, S3E11

May 31st, 2023


Student privacy is a growing concern across K12 education. Although many digital tools and edtech providers have invested in student data privacy, …

The Necessity of Robust Cybersecurity for Sustainable K12 Learning, S3E10

April 26th, 2023


We must invest in effective cybersecurity to mitigate these risks and increase the health of our K12 schools. 

In the third part of this three-part …

Transformational IT and Cybersecurity Collaboration, S3E9

March 29th, 2023


How do you balance technological accessibility and cybersecurity? This is a question many school districts have asked over the past several years. …

The CoSN Webinar Series: Designing an Acquisition Process for Your District

March 8th, 2023


Have “ILL gotten goods” ever shown up at your doorstep with individuals expecting them to be added to the network? Join us for another IT Leadership discussion about the Value of Investment (VOI) and the Total Cost of …

The Rise of Digitization, S3E8

March 1st, 2023


As school digital ecosystems expand and rapidly become more at threat, there needs to be a transparent understanding of building and adapting …

The CoSN Webinar Series: Protecting Yourself: What Students, Parents, Teachers, and Staff Need to Know about Cybersecurity

February 22nd, 2023


Cybersecurity is not just a technology issue. It is part of everyone’s job.

What do students, parents, teachers, and staff need to know to protect …

Setting the Broad Context and Democratizing Cybersecurity, S3E7

February 15th, 2023


In an ever-growing connected world, cybersecurity is a growing issue that often gets overlooked. From financial risks to personal information risks, cybersecurity risks have changed the landscape of K12 and higher …

The CoSN Webinar Series: CoSN K12 Leadership Pre-Survey Tips

February 8th, 2023


CoSN K12 Leadership Pre-Survey Tips Webinar on January 5th, 2023.

In our professional advancement webinars, education technology experts from across …

The CoSN Webinar Series: 2022 Federal and State Cybersecurity Legislative Trends Webinar

February 6th, 2023


Today's panelists include:

  • Reg Leichty, Founding Partner Foresight Law + Policy, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Andrea Johnson, Policy and …

The CoSN Webinar Series: CoSN CETL® Certification Basics Webinar

December 22nd, 2022


What is it?

Why it's beneficial?

How to apply for recertification?

Today's panelists include:

  • Chelsea Earhart, MBA, CAE, Director of Certification, …

The CoSN Webinar Series: A Leader's Role in Supporting UDL

December 14th, 2022


In order to reduce barriers, leaders must work to develop their Universal Design for Learning mindset, knowledge, and skills to ensure that all learners have equitable access to educational materials and resources. …

The CoSN Webinar Series: Capturing the Value of Investment for Technology Spending

November 30th, 2022


Capturing the Value of Investment for Technology Spending. 

Today's panelists include: 

  • Frankie J. Jackson, CETL, Subject Matter Expert, CoSN

The CoSN Webinar Series: Key Findings from CoSN's 2022 K-12 IT Leadership Survey

November 9th, 2022


CoSN has conducted an annual survey of U.S. K-12 IT Leaders for the past nine years. The results from the 2022 survey were recently released. Come to …

Creating A Framework For Inclusive Technology (Part Two) S3E6

November 2nd, 2022


Over the past two years, we have seen technology use in the classroom skyrocket. From assessment tools to curriculum support, these technologies are …

The CoSN Webinar Series: 2022 CoSN EdTech Trends and Funding

October 25th, 2022


In a recent survey, CoSN members shared their experiences and how emergency funding has impacted purchasing decisions. This 30-minute webinar will highlight the key findings, and every attendee will receive a copy of …

Creating A Framework For Inclusive Technology, S3E5

October 12th, 2022


Over the past two years, we have seen technology use in the classroom skyrocket. From assessment tools to curriculum support, these technologies are …

K-12 Cyber Data – Best Practices for School Systems, S3E4

October 5th, 2022


A common phrase in the cybersecurity world is “cybersecurity is not a priority until it has to be.” Security measures are essential to schools, and …

The CoSN Webinar Series: Driving K-12 Innovation: Tech Enablers #2 (February 16, 2022)

September 28th, 2022


The pandemic has shifted education as we know it and now is our chance to move forward into a world where innovation is central to catalyzing change needed more than ever before.

During CoSN’s two Driving K-12 …

K-12 Cyber Data – Exposing Hacker Ecosystems, S3E3

September 21st, 2022


What is a hacker, and what threats do they present to K12 school districts? As we begin the school year, we want to ensure that K12 districts are …

The CoSN Webinar Series: Student Data Privacy Webinar (August 17, 2022)

September 16th, 2022


Building a data privacy governance program is a significant undertaking, requiring leadership support, knowledgeable technology leadership empowered …

The CoSN Webinar Series: Driving K-12 Innovation: Hurdles & Accelerators Summit #1 (February 2, 2022)

September 13th, 2022


The pandemic has shifted education as we know it and now is our chance to move forward into a world where innovation is central to catalyzing change needed more than ever before.

During CoSN’s two Driving K-12 …

K-12 Cyber Data - New Dangers from New Sources, S3E2

September 7th, 2022


As schools return for the 2022-2023 school year, students will bring hundreds of devices with thousands of applications into district ecosystems. …

The CoSN Webinar Series: Stepping Up Every Day – Leadership in K12 Education (November 3, 2021)

September 6th, 2022


Join us to share your story and hear from a panel of professionals, just like you, in various stages of their careers. Explore how leadership looks …

The CoSN Webinar Series: Cybersecurity Insurance and Risk Assessments (October 6, 2021)

August 30th, 2022


The Cybersecurity Insurance landscape is rapidly changing.  Premiums and deductibles are increasing and insurance companies are demanding that K12 …

The CoSN Webinar Series: Solving Broadband Equity Disparities All Hands On Deck - A Demonstrated Approach (September 8, 2021)

August 23rd, 2022


As students moved to virtual learning, it quickly became clear that the broadband equity issues plaguing students were more significant and more …

The CoSN Webinar Series: 2021 CoSN EdTech Trends (July 20, 2021)

August 16th, 2022


Hear about the CoSN 2021 Member Survey and survey results, and get the latest perspective from school districts like your own.

In our professional …

The CoSN Webinar Series: Recruit and Retain People of Color in IT (June 16, 2021)

August 9th, 2022


Organizations often focus on gender diversity, and while this does improve school system's performance, ethnic diversity has an even larger impact on …

Rethinking Cyber Risk and Security Investment with Doug Thompson, S3E1

July 27th, 2022


Cybersecurity is an interesting and developing topic in the world of K12 education. Over the past several years, we have seen a massive investment in …

Examining New Caney ISD’s Data Operational Success with Gretta Rogne, S2E19

July 6th, 2022


In the nearly 13,000+ school districts across the country, there are millions of data points that can help educators understand success. From student …

The District Led Self Review with Jill Brown, Robert Duke, Darrell Parks, and Matt Dascoli - S2E18

June 8th, 2022


Reviewing a district’s overall technology usage is essential in the modern school. With data and cyber security concerns and the prevalence of …

The Cybersecurity Leadership Game with Amy McLaughlin, Matt Dascoli, and Frankie Jackson - S2E17

May 25th, 2022


The education world is constantly changing and growing, and technology is consistently a factor in that change. In our new technology-forward …

Bridging the Digital Divide with Dr. Patrick Gittisriboongul - S2E16

May 11th, 2022


Digital Equity – was an often discussed topic during the pandemic and was a subject that many rural, urban, and suburban communities faced when going …

Inclusive Design Made Practical - S2E15

February 8th, 2022


Technology – when used thoughtfully – can have a tremendous impact in supporting districts’ goals around inclusive learning environments. What are …

How Do We Ensure Impact on Student Learning? - S2E14

February 1st, 2022


In the third and final episode of this Large Districts Great Minds mini-series, we’re discussing strategies for balancing the technology landscape to …

How EdTech Data Helps Schools Personalize and Prepare - S2E13

January 25th, 2022


Data is a key element that supports school districts in the journey from sight to vision. When used correctly, data increases our understanding of …

Building and Supporting a Diverse Technology Team - S2E12

January 6th, 2022


In our previous episode, we discussed the changes taking place within school districts in response to, and also to embrace, trends regarding remote …

The Future of Hybrid Work in School Districts - S2E11

December 15th, 2021


Remote and hybrid work environments have grown in popularity over a number of years, and this trend, like so many others, has been accelerated by the …

Helping Students Understand Cybersecurity and Digital Citizenship - S2E10

December 1st, 2021


In the past two episodes, we’ve discussed digital security and cybersecurity, and the fact that each stakeholder group within a school district plays …

Cybersecurity in Remote and Hybrid School Environments - S2E9

November 17th, 2021


What are some of the specific cybersecurity challenges school districts are facing and addressing? How have the past two years changed the …

Choosing the Right Digital Security Tools - S2E8

November 10th, 2021


Digital safety and cybersecurity are among the most critical responsibilities of school districts. Technology leaders nationwide are constantly …

S2E7 - Implementing High-ROI Technology at Scale

September 23rd, 2021


Billions of dollars are spent annually on promising education technology solutions, but how many are delivering an ROI in the form of improved …

S2E6 - EdTech Innovation to Drive K-12 Equity

September 9th, 2021


“Innovative” may be an overused buzzword in some corners of the education technology marketplace, but that doesn’t contradict the reality that …

S2E5 - Closing the Gap

August 24th, 2021


Marcia Kish, Chief Innovation Officer with DSD Professional Development, joins this episode of the podcast to discuss one of the pressing issues …

S2E4 - Discussing the Early Career K-12 CTO Academy

June 29th, 2021


In this episode, Jeremy Wickham, Director of Technology for North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park, Illinois, joins us to discuss his …

S2E3 - Breakthrough Findings on Student Home Connectivity

June 1st, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Tom Ryan, Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer for the Santa Fe Public Schools, joins the podcast to discuss findings from …

S2E2 - EdTech Data Trends in 2020-21

May 18th, 2021


In the second part of our mini-series on education technology data, Mark Finstrom, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Highline Public Schools, a …

S2E1 - Using Data to Address Digital Equity

May 11th, 2021


On the Season 2 premiere of The CoSN Podcast, host MindRocket Media Group speaks with a pair of leaders from Oak Park Elementary School District 97 …

CoSN Podcast: S1E8, Vendor Perspectives During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 17th, 2020


In this episode, hear interviews with Caroline Rinker, CoSN’s Director of External Relations; Rod Houpe, Director of Business Development at …

CoSN Podcast: S1E7, Cybersecurity Considerations During COVID-19

March 27th, 2020


In this episode, hear interviews with Amy McLaughlin, CoSN’s cybersecurity project director and Tom Ashley, CTO and Director of Technology at …

CoSN Podcast: S1E6, Remote Collaborating and Planning

March 19th, 2020


In this special CoSN podcast delivered in partnership with AASA (The School Superintendents Association) and Digital Promise, the participants …

CoSN Podcast: S1E5, The Superintendent’s Role in Technology Leadership

March 13th, 2020


This episode features interviews with Dr. Donna Wright, Director of Schools, Wilson County Schools in Tennessee, and Dr. David Schuler, the …

CoSN Podcast: S1E4, Improving Alignment Between IT Leaders and Business Partners

March 6th, 2020


In this episode, MindRocket Media Group interviews CoSN board member Steve Langford, the Chief Information Officer for Oregon’s Beaverton School …

CoSN Podcast: S1E3, The Rise of Esports in K-12 Education

February 28th, 2020


In this episode, MindRocker Media Group speaks with Kyle Berger and Pete Just about the rise of esports within K-12 education. Kyle, who was TCEA’s …

CoSN Podcast: S1E2, What New K-12 CTOs Need to Know

February 20th, 2020


In this episode, MindRocket Media Group interviews Donna Williamson, facilitator for CoSN’s Early Career K-12 CTO Academy, along with two members of the current Academy cohort: Karyn Dobda, Director of Innovation and …

CoSN Podcast: S1E1, Digital Equity with Beth Holland

January 30th, 2020


In the debut episode of the podcast, MindRocket Media Group interviews Beth Holland, CoSN’s Digital Equity & Rural Project Director.

Holland …

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