28 episodes

The CoSN Podcast, produced in partnership with MindRocket Media Group, provides current and aspiring K-12 edtech leaders with timely insights and strategies to succeed in the ever-evolving world of school system technology. Hear from Certified Education Technology Leaders (CETL), visionary district changemakers, and instructional experts, who will discuss essential topics such as digital equity, innovation, IT leadership, cybersecurity, and more.

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The CoSN Podcast, produced in partnership with MindRocket Media Group, provides current and aspiring K-12 edtech leaders with timely insights and strategies to succeed in the ever-evolving world of school system technology. Hear from Certified Education Technology Leaders (CETL), visionary district changemakers, and instructional experts, who will discuss essential topics such as digital equity, innovation, IT leadership, cybersecurity, and more.

    Rethinking Cyber Risk and Security Investment with Doug Thompson, S3E1

    Rethinking Cyber Risk and Security Investment with Doug Thompson, S3E1

    Cybersecurity is an interesting and developing topic in the world of K12 education. Over the past several years, we have seen a massive investment in technology across schools and districts. This investment in educational tools has led to increased risk from student data to network soundness.

    In this episode of the CoSN podcast presented by Tanium, we discuss the cyber risk challenges that are unique to education, how to handle multi-device and individual device security, and an effective framework for districts, schools, and tech leaders to understand and implement cybersecurity strategies.

    Today’s guest is Doug Thompson, Chief Education Architect at Tanium. In this episode, Doug answers an important question regarding K12 education: Does your district lack the visibility to accurately gauge your cyber risk? Throughout the conversation, Doug describes the factors of visibility, what districts should be considering while building cyber security programs, and how to best implement effective cyber risk management systems and strategies.

    This episode of The CoSN Podcast is supported by Tanium. Learn more at https://www.tanium.com/education or by email at education@tanium.com

    Engage further in the discussion on Twitter. Follow: @CoSN @MindRocketMedia @Tanium @thedougthompson

    The CoSN Podcast is produced in partnership with MindRocket Media Group and published on edCircuit. To learn more about CoSN, visit www.cosn.org. Learn more about MindRocket Media Group at www.mindrocketmediagroup.com.

    • 25 min
    Examining New Caney ISD’s Data Operational Success with Gretta Rogne, S2E19

    Examining New Caney ISD’s Data Operational Success with Gretta Rogne, S2E19

    In the nearly 13,000+ school districts across the country, there are millions of data points that can help educators understand success. From student performance on standardized test scores to integration with learning tools, these data points can transform a district's approach to learning, if handled correctly. In order to effectively handle data and create data transparency with the whole district, new systems have to be independently created to meet the needs of the district.  New Caney ISD, one of the fastest-growing districts in the state of Texas provides a new model for structuring data and implementing new data-driven initiatives.

    In this episode of the CoSN podcast presented by Instructure, we discuss data organization and how the New Caney ISD revolutionized its approach to organizing and utilizing a collaborative data system to make the district’s data work for them.

    Today’s guest is Gretta O. Rogne, Director of Digital Learning Learning with New Caney Independent School District. Gretta is an experienced educational leader with 11 years of classroom experience, including campus-level leadership positions, and 6 years at the administrative technology level. In this episode, Gretta describes her background, strategies for collaboration with vendors and fellow educators, and her team’s thought processes for data organization.

    This episode of The CoSN Podcast is supported by Instructure. Learn more at https://www.instructure.com/

    Engage further in the discussion on Twitter. Follow: @CoSN @MindRocketMedia @Instructure, @newcaneyisd

    The CoSN Podcast is produced in partnership with MindRocket Media Group and published on edCircuit. To learn more about CoSN, visit www.cosn.org. Learn more about MindRocket Media Group at www.mindrocketmediagroup.com.

    • 43 min
    The District Led Self Review with Jill Brown, Robert Duke, Darrell Parks, and Matt Dascoli - S2E18

    The District Led Self Review with Jill Brown, Robert Duke, Darrell Parks, and Matt Dascoli - S2E18

    Reviewing a district’s overall technology usage is essential in the modern school. With data and cyber security concerns and the prevalence of technology in the classroom, the challenges districts are facing are incredibly unique and unprecedented. In response to the needs of these districts, the CoSN team, in partnership with Dell Technologies, expanded CoSN’s “Peer Review” process to increase resources for leadership-driven technology initiatives. The Peer Review and the District-Led Self-Review are designed around the CoSN Digital Leap Success Matrix, which outlines the practices needed to be a successful digital school system. The review processes use this Matrix to determine how districts align with best practices. Hoxie School District 46 (AR) was the first pilot district to utilize this new online resource.

    Today’s guests are Darrell Parks, Technology Coordinator for Hoxie Public Schools, and the Director of the Arkansas Conference of Technology,  Matt Dascoli, the Manager of K12 Education Strategy with Dell Technologies, and two CoSN representatives, Jill Brown, the Director of Professional Learning, and Robert Duke the Chief Operating Officer. The guests of this episode were all participants in the District Led Self Review of Hoxie School District. In this episode, they discuss the importance of District Review, how best to integrate data security, cyber security, communication with stakeholders, and some of their findings from the Hoxie District review.

    To learn more about the “District Led Review,” contact Jill Brown at jbrown@cosn.org.

    This episode of The CoSN Podcast is supported by Dell Technologies. Learn more at https://www.dell.com/en-us.

    Engage further in the discussion on Twitter. Follow: @CoSN @MindRocketMedia @DellTech @HoxieSchools

    The CoSN Podcast is produced in partnership with MindRocket Media Group and published on edCircuit. To learn more about CoSN, visit www.cosn.org. Learn more about MindRocket Media Group at www.mindrocketmediagroup.com.

    • 38 min
    The Cybersecurity Leadership Game with Amy McLaughlin, Matt Dascoli, and Frankie Jackson - S2E17

    The Cybersecurity Leadership Game with Amy McLaughlin, Matt Dascoli, and Frankie Jackson - S2E17

    The education world is constantly changing and growing, and technology is consistently a factor in that change. In our new technology-forward education industry, cybersecurity is a major factor in protecting students, educators, and communities. In this episode of the CoSN podcast presented by Dell Technologies, we discuss current cybersecurity industry standards and the exciting CoSN “CyberSecurity Leadership Game” with Amy McLaughlin, Frankie Jackson, and Matt Dascoli.

    Amy McLaughlin is the Executive Director, Technical and Solutions Architecture at Oregon State University and Cyber Security & Network Consultant & Project Lead at CoSN. Frankie Jackson is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Texas K-12 Chief Technology Officer Council and project director for the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools at CoSN. Matthew Dascoli is the Senior Manager of K12 Education Strategy at Dell Technologies. Amy, Frankie, and Matt serve the larger education community in their respective work on the “Cybersecurity Leadership Game.” In aspiring collaboration and evolving school leadership, Amy, Matt, and Frankie are all actively involved in revolutionizing the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape.

    Building Cybersecurity Leadership Capacity, One Game at a Time!

    Learn more about the “CyberSecurity Leadership Game” by visiting: https://www.cosn.org/edtech-topics/cybersecurity/cybersecurity-game/

    This episode of The CoSN Podcast is supported by Dell Technologies. Learn more at https://www.dell.com/en-us.

    Engage further in the discussion on Twitter. Follow: @CoSN @MindRocketMedia @DellTech

    The CoSN Podcast is produced in partnership with MindRocket Media Group and published on edCircuit. To learn more about CoSN, visit www.cosn.org. Learn more about MindRocket Media Group at www.mindrocketmediagroup.com.

    • 31 min
    Bridging the Digital Divide with Dr. Patrick Gittisriboongul - S2E16

    Bridging the Digital Divide with Dr. Patrick Gittisriboongul - S2E16

    Digital Equity – was an often discussed topic during the pandemic and was a subject that many rural, urban, and suburban communities faced when going to online learning. Providing students with technology and internet access was a long and arduous process for many districts, and it led to some amazing infrastructure initiatives and changes. In this episode of the CoSN podcast presented by Discovery Education, we discuss the factors of digital equity and strategies to address inequities.

    Today’s guest is Patrick Gittisriboongul, Ed.D, Assistant Superintendent of Technology and Innovation at Lynwood Unified School District in California.  In 2020, the Linwood Unified District had to address the digital divide for students to access online learning. Unlike many districts, Dr. G created a resolution to solve digital equity and specifically provide secure internet access and fiber to the city of Lynwood. Dr. G’s efforts are truly inspiring and set a precedent for digital equity and distance learning across the country.

    This episode of The CoSN Podcast is supported by Discovery Education. Learn more at https://www.discoveryeducation.com/

    Engage further in the discussion on Twitter  Follow: @pgittis @CoSN @MindRocketMedia @DiscoveryEd 

    The CoSN Podcast is produced in partnership with MindRocket Media Group and published on edCircuit. To learn more about CoSN, visit www.cosn.org. Learn more about MindRocket at www.mindrocketmediagroup.com.

    • 35 min
    Inclusive Design Made Practical - S2E15

    Inclusive Design Made Practical - S2E15

    Technology – when used thoughtfully – can have a tremendous impact in supporting districts’ goals around inclusive learning environments. What are the biggest challenges and what are some proven, practical strategies to make learning more inclusive? We’re tackling those questions today with a panel of expert practitioners:


    Karen Janowski - inclusive technology consultant and former adjunct professor at Simmons College in Boston
    Beth Poss - educational and technology consultant, accessibility and inclusion advocate, speech/language pathologist, and former assistant principal
    Chris Bugaj - inclusive technology facilitator, speech language pathologist, and founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia

    Each of the guests, along with Mike Marotta, are co-authors of the book Inclusive Learning 365: EdTech Strategies for Every Day of the Year. Listeners who want to pick up more strategies can find information at https://inclusive365.com

    The guests speak about developing an inclusive mindset and the importance of continuous learning and reflection, the most challenging aspects of promoting inclusion and how the challenges have shifted during the pandemic, why options that promote learner agency are critical, perspective shifts that have taken place in districts as a result of the pandemic, and more.

    This episode of The CoSN Podcast is supported by Microsoft. Learn more at www.microsoft.com/education

    Engage further in the discussion on Twitter. Follow: @attipscast @possbeth @KarenJan @CoSN @MindRocketMedia @MicrosoftEDU

    The CoSN Podcast is produced in partnership with Mind Rocket Media Group. To learn more about CoSN, visit www.cosn.org. 

    • 50 min

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