Washington, DC (November 23, 2009) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that the Indiana Chief Technology Officer Council (ICTOC), which represents the state’s K-12 CTOs, has become CoSN’s 11th state chapter. In addition to Indiana, CoSN has chapters in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Texas. CoSN formally approved the Indiana chapter during a recent meeting of its Board of Directors.
"We are very pleased to announce that the ICTOC is officially affiliated with CoSN. While we are deeply focused on ensuring that education technology is a priority in Indiana’s schools, we also understand the importance of building a stronger voice for education technology leaders nationwide," said Michael Taylor, a Founding Member of the ICTOC and Director of Technology for the Avon Community School Corporation in Indiana. "Joining forces with CoSN will allow us to both assist in that effort and ensure that Indiana’s CTOs have the cutting-edge professional development resources they need for success."
"CoSN is excited to welcome the Indiana chapter and its members to the organization, many of whom have been individual members for years," said CoSN CEO Keith Krueger. "Indiana education technology leaders are some of the strongest advocates for enhancing teaching and learning through the use of technological tools, and we look forward to working with the new chapter to advance the profession and maximize the reach of our advocacy efforts."
Members of the new chapter will be able to share ideas, best practices and resources with other CoSN members from across the country. The new chapter will also have immediate access to professional development and leadership tools, along with all of the other benefits of CoSN membership.
CoSN launched its first state chapter in September of 2004, and the association is actively working with other states and state-based organizations around the country to form additional local chapters. The goal of these alliances is to strengthen the voice and resources available to district technology leaders.
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About the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
CoSN is the premier professional association for district technology leaders. The mission of CoSN is to empower K-12 district technology leaders to use technology strategically for the improvement of teaching and learning. CoSN provides leadership, community and advocacy essential for the success of these leaders.
CoSN leadership initiatives include:
Cyber Security for the Digital District (www.securedistrict.org)
Data-Driven Decision-Making (www.3d2know.org)
Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent (www.superintendentempower.org)
Green Computing (www.cosn.org/greencomputing)
IT Crisis Preparedness (www.cosn.org/ITCrisisPrep)
K-12 Open Technologies (www.k12opentech.org)
Small District Technology Leadership (http://22.214.171.124/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page)
Taking Total Cost of Ownership to the Classroom (www.classroomtco.org)
Value of Investment (www.edtechvoi.org)
Web2.0 Policy and Leadership (http://www.cosn.org/web20/).
CoSN’s membership is a unique blend of education and technology leaders and decision makers from the public and private sectors. Visit www.cosn.org or phone 866.267.8747 to find out more about CoSN’s programs, events and resources supporting and promoting leadership development, advocacy and connections to ensure that technology is used strategically for the improvement of teaching and learning in elementary and secondary schools.