CoSN Opens New State Chapters
11.21.2006—The Consortium for School Networking has opened three new chapters in New Mexico, Louisiana and Georgia. The consortium, also known as CoSN, is an organization for technology professionals at K-12 institutions. The latest three state chapters were each founded by local CTOs involved in education.
According to CoSN, the state chapters are designed to "meet the needs of school district education technology leaders in a more local and immediate way." CoSN provides broad resources for technology professionals, such as research and professional development services, while the state chapters provide more localized resources.
"We are thrilled to launch these three new chapters and look forward to expanding our support for CTOs at the state level around the [United States]," said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN, in a prepared statement. "Nationally CoSN is building a community for CTOs and other education technology leaders around leadership, advocacy and information-sharing networks, and these new CoSN state chapters will support all these activities."
Aside from the new chapters in New Mexico, Louisiana and Georgia, CoSN also has state chapters in Texas, Maryland and California. Membership in the organization is made up of technology and education professionals, as well as interested parties in the public and private sectors. CoSN's initiatives to date have included Accessible Technologies for All Students, Cyber Security for the Digital District, Data-Driven Decision Making, K-12 Open Technologies, Taking Total Cost of Ownership to the Classroom and others. More information and links can be found on CoSN's Web site.
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