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Cyber Security: A Critical School District Priority

With the increasing concerns about security among individuals, families, districts and legislators, and increased teacher and student reliance on internet accessibility, school cybersecurity is subject to more scrutiny and questions than ever. It is now more critical than ever that school districts know how to take appropriate actions to be sufficiently aggressive in getting ahead of cybersecurity threats and problems.

In this edWebinar, superintendents Steve Bradshaw, Juan Cabrera, and Dr. Gary Lilly share their perspectives and experiences in dealing with the multiple issues that contribute to the complexity of managing and assuring cybersecurity in a K-12 learning environment. They examine the liability concerns when schools experience network security incidents and the impact those events can have on a district’s professional reputation and on teaching and learning. They also review the legal requirements that school leaders need to know and how those rules change over time, and the impact of any kind of breach on student digital records.

Each of the superintendents share their own stories about how they have worked with their districts and other groups to map out plans for cybersecurity and the impact that a security breach can have. This edWebinar is of special value for school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

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Click here to learn more about the CoSN Empowered Superintendent Program and the edWebinar series that focuses on helping current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams build on their knowledge, skills, and confidence in leading digital transformations.


Student Data Privacy: A Priority and Essential Commitment

As citizens, students, educators, parents, employees, and consumers, we all have concerns about maintaining the privacy of our personal data.

For school districts, data privacy is a multi-stakeholder priority, and it touches every aspect of operations—from student transportation to instruction, assessment to athletics, and counseling to community initiatives.

Today and going forward, student data privacy policies and their implementation are hard-wired to governance, discipline, purchasing, and communications practices. Assessing privacy and compliance policies and practices related to your system-wide use of technology is a continual priority.

In this edWebinar, the presenters cover five critical guidelines for ensuring data privacy in any school system’s use of technology.

Superintendents and district leaders will learn how to make student data privacy a district wide priority.

Strategies for communicating their district’s commitment to assuring student data privacy is shared by Dr. Charles Dumais and Dr. Quinn Kellis, the superintendents on the edWebinar panel.

Additionally, Linnette Attai, the Project Director for CoSN’s Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment Program, shares information about how school districts can earn CoSN’s Trusted Learning Environment Seal and why that process benefits stakeholders across a district.

Ann McMullan moderates this recorded edWebinar is of special value for school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders. Other educators interested in the most important edtech issues facing schools and districts will find this session very informative.

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Click here to learn more about the CoSN Empowered Superintendent Program and the edWebinar series that focuses on helping current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams build on their knowledge, skills, and confidence in leading digital transformations.


The Empowered Superintendent: Leading Digital Transformation

In the first webinar in edWebinar series, co-hosted by CoSN and edWeb.net, Ann McMullan moderates this webinar with Dr. David Schuler and Dr. Chris Gaines, both active leaders in CoSN and AASA, as they share their best practices and recommended strategies for leading technology transformations within a school district setting.

They focus on specific strategies outlined in The Empowered Superintendents Toolkit. Dr. Schuler and Dr. Gaines share examples from their own experiences in working with their boards, school leaders, and their communities in leading teaching and learning to meet the needs of today’s students.

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Click here to learn more about the CoSN Empowered Superintendent Program and the edWebinar series that focuses on helping current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams build on their knowledge, skills, and confidence in leading digital transformations.


Looking to the Future: How EdTech Vendors Can Lead Schools to Be Future Ready

We know personalized, research-based digital learning helps all students achieve, but making the transition to this type of instruction is no easy task for districts and schools. Infrastructure, processes, people, and technology must shift and change. And we all know change is hard.

As developers of curriculum, technology tools, data tools, and more, the education business community is uniquely positioned to help educators implement innovative changes. But how? Former Executive Director for Educational Technology for the Klein Independent School District, Ann McMullan, and Tom Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, will tell you how during this hour-long webinar.

These dynamic education leaders have seen and experienced firsthand what is required for districts to implement sustainable change. They’ll share:

  • The Future Ready Framework – It Starts with Leadership
  •  Seven Critical Gears for Success
  •  Future Ready 5 Step Process
  •  Making the Connections – ESSA & Future Ready
  •  What’s Next? Moving Forward with Future Ready Resources & Strands

This webinar will provide you with insight into how to be a valuable partner to school districts as you prepare for the summer sales season and back-to-school in the fall.

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A Roadmap for Women’s Leadership

Ann McMullan interviews Dr. Darline Robles, Professor at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. The two explore issues around women’s leadership in education through the lens of Dr. Robles’ career, which includes serving as the first Latina Superintendent of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (the nation’s largest regional service agency) and as Superintendent of school districts in California and Utah.

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Life Lessons in Leadership

In the fast-changing world of the 21st century, it is a given that at some point in your life – as a child, young adult or professional – the opportunity or responsibility of leading others will fall on your shoulders.

Whatever leadership role you find yourself in, there are basic principles of leadership that will strengthen your abilities and help assure your success. Those principles, and how to cultivate them will be shared in this webinar. This webinar will be of interest to anyone at any age who is serving as a leader or hopes to serve in a leadership position in the future.

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Tech in Today’s Schools: What EdTech Vendors Need to Know

A 2015 survey of district IT leaders by the Consortium for School Networking found that over half believe that their districts’ instructional materials would transition to digital to a “substantial” extent over the next three years*. How can curriculum, software and hardware developers help districts with the digital transition and what do districts expect from their vendors?

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Ed Chat Interactive

Leading Change in Challenging Times – Life Lessons in Leadership


Leading Change in Challenging Times – Larry Jacobs Show on Education Talk Radio

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