Webcast Series Opens

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced the launch of its 2009-2010 Internet and Education Webcast Series. The Webcast series, now in its fifth year, is an online professional development tool for education technology leaders in schools and school districts across the country. Each 60-minute interactive presentation will feature leading education and technology experts, who will provide valuable insights and guidance on important challenges and opportunities related to education technology.

CoSN will launch the 2009-2010 series on September 29, 2009, with a Webcast themed Leveraging Technology as a Weapon Against H1N1: Do You Have A Crisis Preparedness Plan? As schools face the potential impact of the H1N1 flu, this session will focus on the role of technology in creating learning opportunities for students unable to attend school. The Webcast will explore how proper crisis preparation and identifying appropriate technologies available can help provide education for all students.

The series continues with the following topics. All of the sessions will be conducted on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (EDT).

  • Creating Educational Transformation: Input into the National Education Technology Plan - October 6, 2009
  • Using the Economic Stimulus Dollars for Education Transformation - November 3, 2009
  • All The Skills I Need to Succeed: Refreshed CoSN Framework of Essential Skills - December 1, 2009
  • The Role of Education in Rebuilding the World and What Must Change, Featuring Don Tapscott - January 19, 2009 (Exclusively for CoSN Members)
  • Innovative Technology Strategies for Drop-Out Prevention - February 2, 2010
  • Hot Emerging Technology Trends in K-12 - April 6, 2010
  • Filtering vs. Collaboration in a Web 2.0 World - May 4, 2010

Each Webcast in the series correlates with CoSN's Skills Framework for K-12 CTOs - www.cosn.org/resources/cto_council/framework.cfm. Participation in CoSN's Internet & Education Webcast series is free for CoSN members and the media, and available to non-members for $59 per Webcast.

For more information or to register, visit www.cosn.org/Events/20092010WebcastSeries/tabid/5436/Default.aspx