Washington, DC – November 30, 2007 The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) invites you to join top educators and school technology leaders for the third installment of the 2007-2008 Internet & Education Webcast series. The Webcast, themed “Ignorance of Data Retention Law is No Defense,” will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET). Learn about current federal rules regarding data retention – including the December 1, 2006 changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). Two districts will be on hand to share their specific strategies for compliance with federal rules.

WHAT:

Webcast entitled, “Ignorance of Data Retention Law is No Defense”

WHO:

– Ed Zaiontz, Executive Director, Information Services, Round Rock ISD (Moderator)
– Jon Bernstein, President, Bernstein Strategy Group
– Donna Boivin, Chief Information Officer, Information and Instructional Technology Solutions Department, Springfield Public Schools , MA
– Sue Derison, Director of Information Systems and Support, Forsyth County Schools, GA

WHEN:

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

FORMAT:

The Webcast will be an hour-long interactive presentation conducted over the Internet. Participants are encouraged to join from their home or office and will have the ability to listen and submit text questions to the presenters. Webcasts will be captioned for the deaf and hearing impaired. For more information on system requirements and technological compliance, visit www.cosn.org/events/webcasts/index.cfm.

REGISTRATION:

Participation in CoSN’s Internet & Education Webcast series is free for CoSN members and the media. For more information or to register, visit http://www.cosn.org/events/webcasts/index.cfm or contact Sharon Butler at 866.267.8747 x115 or sharonb@cosn.org. CoSN’s 2007-2008 Internet & Education Webcast series is co-produced by Wimba, Inc. The series is sponsored by our Platinum, Gold and Silver Partners which are listed in full on the CoSN Web site – www.cosn.org. Our media partner is Distance-Educator.com.

About the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

CoSN is the country’s premier voice in education technology leadership, serving K-12 technology leaders who through their strategic use of technology improve teaching and learning. CoSN provides products and services to support and nurture leadership development, advocacy, coalition building, and awareness of emerging technologies.

CoSN leadership initiatives include: Using Technology to Raise the Achievement of ALL Students (www.accessibletech4all.org); Cyber Security for the Digital District (www.securedistrict.org); Data-Driven Decision-Making (www.3d2know.org); K-12 Open Technologies (www.k12opentech.org); Taking Total Cost of Ownership to the Classroom (www.classroomtco.org); Value of Investment (www.edtechvoi.org); and the development of the Council of School District Chief Technology Officers (CTO Council).

CoSN’s membership includes a unique blend of education and technology leaders, policy makers, and influencers from the public and private sectors. Our audience includes key technology leaders (often called Chief Technology Officers–CTOs) in leading-edge states and districts, policy makers, private sector leaders, as well as those technology leaders who wish to accelerate their districts’ or states’ systemic technology use. Visit www.cosn.org or phone 866.267.8747 to find out more about CoSN’s programs and activities supporting leadership development to ensure that information technology has a direct and positive impact on student learning in elementary and secondary schools.

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