Saturday, March 31, 2018

Michigan starts a CoSN Chapter to help build future Technology Leadership.

Michigan starts a CoSN Chapter to help build future Technology Leadership.

 CoSN Builds State Work—Utah and Michigan Named New Chapters
Washington, DC (January 30, 2018) – CoSN today announced the launch of two new
state chapters, Utah and Michigan.
Led by the Utah Technology Coordinator Council and the Michigan Chief Technology Officers
(CTO) Council, the state chapters expand CoSN’s education technology advocacy and
service to school technology leaders in communities nationwide. Utah and Michigan increase
CoSN’s state chapter reach to 29 across America.

“The positive impact of our work is made possible through the close
partnerships we forge on the local level. CoSN warmly welcomes Utah and
Michigan as our newest chapters, and we look forward to working closely
with them to advance modern learning environments,” said Irene Spero,
Chief Strategy Officer, CoSN.
About the Utah State Chapter
The Utah Technology Coordinator Council is an organization of K-12 education technology
leaders representing every district and charter school in the state. The chapter will advocate
for the development of education technology leaders in Utah; lead ongoing professional
development opportunities; help ensure that education technology supports teaching and
learning; as well as learn from a broader community of leaders represented by CoSN.

“We appreciate the opportunity to have worked with CoSN over these last
few years, from professional development programs to peer-to-peer events.
We stand ready to expand our relationship in the months ahead,” said Rick
Gaisford, Education Technology Specialist, Utah State Board of Education.
About the Michigan State Chapter
The Michigan CTO Council is a premier organization for educational Chief Technology
Officers serving Michigan schools. This chapter will work with CoSN to build the
leadership capacity and skills of current and aspiring education technology leaders
throughout the state.

“The Michigan CTO Council values the long-standing work of CoSN and its
members across the United States. We are excited to now join in and

contribute to CoSN’s meaningful efforts and expand Ed Tech leadership
opportunities across the state of Michigan,” said Dr. Beverly Knox-Pipes,
Secretary, Michigan CTO Council.
Learn more about CoSN’s state chapters at: cosn.org/about/state-chapters.
About CoSN
CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for
school system technology leaders. For 25 years, CoSN has provided leaders with the
management, community building and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Today, CoSN
represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a
powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. Visit CoSN.org to find out more about
CoSN’s focus areas, annual conference and events, advocacy and policy, membership, and
the CETL certification exam.

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