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CoSN Conference Wrap Up

T here were so many good sessions at the CoSN Conference , along with lots of noteworthy connections that I made, that I could write many more entries about it, probably too many. Instead, I want to tell you why CoSN is so valuable to school technology administrators (Technology Directors, CTOs, CIOs, etc). CoSN provides […]

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CTO Leadership Forum: CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills

C oSN Conference 2009 Session name: CTO Leadership Forum: CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills: A Certification Pathway for the Future Technology Leaders CoSN has been working for several years creating and disseminating the Framework for Essential Skills for CTOs. In this session, we presented a work in progress – a pathway for a nationally recognized […]

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CoSN 2009 Conference – Visionary IT

I attended a breakout session, Building a Visionary IT Organization: Best Practices. The presenters were Fran McTigrit (Katy, TX) and Curtis Cearley (Fayette County, NC). They addressed competing priorities, and how to balance their time, efforts, and resources. This was a good session. Ms. McTigrit shared her foundation goals: Technology must be cost effective Technology […]

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CoSN 2009 Conference – CTO Winner

G ary Utecht of Lakeville, MN won the CoSN Withrow CTO award. The award is based on five criteria: Leadership, Building Community, Innovation, Impact, and Public and Private Partnerships. In Gary’s brief thank you, he said several things worth noting, a few of which I was fast enough to write down. OHIO: O nly H […]

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CoSN 2009 Conference – Don Tapscott

Attending the CoSN conference in Austin, I will post a few blog entries about the conference. This is the first of the series. T he CoSN 2009 conference is titled, leadership, policy & innovation in a collaborative world . The first event of the morning, after the welcome and presentation of awards, was keynote speaker […]

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