There is no easier way to find the best professional development opportunities for school technologists then right here at CoSN.   

INTERNET & EDUCATION WEBINAR SERIES
There are still four webinars this school year.  If you haven’t signed up to attend one or all of these online seminars, do so today!

The Role of Education in Rebuilding the World and What Must Change
Featuring Don Tapscott, author of Grown Up Digital, Wikinomics and other best sellers.
January 10, 2010, 1:00pm2:00pm EST
This Webinar is a BONUS Event for CoSN Members Only.

The 2009 global economic crisis was a wakeup call to the world.  We need to rethink and rebuild many of the organizations and institutions that have served us well for decades, even centuries, but are no longer able.  The pillars of economic and social life that grew from the industrial economy have come to the end of their life cycle.  Hear Don Tapscott outline about these topics from his forthcoming book, “Rebuilding the World,” and the implications for education.  No one is better than Don at defining how kids have changed, and articulating how schools must also change.   CoSN Members Register Now

Innovative Technology Strategies for Drop-Out Prevention
February 2, 2010, 1:00pm2:00pm EST
One of the greatest challenges facing US education is the high school dropout rate.  Hear how leading districts are using technology to make data-driven decisions to pin-point strategies for drop-out prevention and credit recovery. Register Now

Hot Emerging Technology Trends in K-12
April 13, 2010, 1:00pm2:00pm EST
What are the most important technology trends in K-12 education?  Hear the latest from the 2010 K-12 Horizon’s report, as well as other work by CoSN’s Emerging Technologies Committee.  Register Now

Web 2.0: Balancing Protecting Kids with Providing Opportunities
May 4, 2010, 1:00pm2:00pm EST
School districts are required by law to provide safe environments for kids. So schools ban weapons and drugs. Yet in the case of Web 2.0 participatory and collaborative applications the situation is more complicated. A totally open campus with regard to the Web is not an option. Banning Web 2.0 applications deprives kids of the rich and ever expanding resources that can energize learning. Hear from experts who are developing policies and practices that provide reasonable protection without jeopardizing the best learning opportunities that Web 2.0 applications enable.  Register Now

CoSN ANNUAL CONFERENCE
February 28-March 3, 2010 in Washington, DC

If you have not already done so, Register Now for the CoSN Annual Conference and save money before the early bird registration ends on January 22!  This is the ultimate form of professional development that CoSN offers and you won’t want to miss it or the Auction for Advocacy – “A Night at the Movies.”

From Hollywood to Bollywood, CoSN is reaching for the stars for this year’s auction event.  Please help us roll out the red carpet for educational technology by making a donation to the annual Advocacy Auction!   Download the donation form, send in your items, and then attend the event on Monday evening, March 1, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.   Have fun with the theme – from something as simple as a gift card for movie tickets (popcorn included, of course) to an all-expense trip to see the Hollywood Walk of Stars!  OR pick your favorite movie and put a gift basket together – how about some crackers, cheese, and a bottle of Napa Valley wine to recreate Sideways!  Or go all out with a little blue box of something special along with toast and OJ for Breakfast at Tiffany’s!!  

Help support CoSN’s federal advocacy work and have a great time with your friends and colleagues!

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.