CoSN recently released a set of resources developed specifically for school-system leaders, providing a comprehensive and consistent review of various edtech topics that guide and empower superintendents and their leadership teams in leading a digital transformation. Launched as part of the Empowered Superintendents Initiative, the materials will help superintendents communicate to stakeholders on important edtech topics. These one-page briefs cover critical edtech issues, including Accessibility, Cloud Computing, The Importance of Cybersecurity, Leadership for Mobile Learning, Online Assessment, Student Data Privacy, Smart Network Design for Transformation & Innovation, Strategic Technology Planning and Investment, and Closing the Homework Gap. Education leaders can sign up online to access the one-page materials.
It has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic shut-down school districts nationwide. The U.S. shifted into a state of loss and then grief. Loss of what we thought was stable including income, job security, and daily routines. Loss of over a year’s worth of social plans we had for ourselves including graduation parties, family reunions, and weddings. Plans have been put on hold repeatedly and hearts have felt the heaviness of disappointment non-stop.
The Online Teaching and Learning in Actionworkshop offered by Harvard Graduate Schoolof Education serves as an action-oriented space where classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and administrators can engage in conversation, participate in a supportive community, give and receive feedback from peers, and iterate on work in a flexible environment.
For the third consecutive school year, the rhythms of our schools are being disrupted by a global pandemic that has laid bare existing inequities across almost every relevant metric. On September 22, 2021,educators can join a gathering of Harvard University education experts to surface key challenges and concerns—and concrete ideas for addressing them.