Summer CTO Clinic 2017

June 22nd - 23rd

San Antonio, Texas

Join CoSN and the Texas K-12 CTO Council for our 12th annual CTO Clinic! The event will bring together leaders from around the state and the region to discuss pressing issues in education technology.

Hotel and Travel

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

889 E Market St.

San Antonio, TX 78205

210-224-4555

We have secured a special hotel rate of $199.00 plus tax at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk. Book online to make your reservation. Reservations must be made no later than May 26, 2017 in order to guarantee the negotiated rate. For those attending BOTH the TX CTO Clinic (COSN) and the ISTE Annual Conference, please make two separate hotel reservations at the respective websites for the Marriott San Antonio RIVERWALK (note: there are two Marriott Hotels with similar names, be sure to choose the correct one). Then, complete this form by May 26, 2017. CoSN will submit information to the hotel, thereby guaranteeing that you do not need to change rooms and your two separate reservations will exist seamlessly. CoSN is unable to make any changes to reservations through ISTE and cannot assist if or when rooms are sold out. Email mhalpert@cosn.org for any inquiries.

Online Registration closes June 16. There will be onsite registration the days of the conference. 

 

Keynote Speakers

Will Richardson - Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

A parent of two teenagers, Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He was one of a handful of original education bloggers (willrichardson.com) and his work has appeared in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines such as Ed Leadership, District Administration, Education Week, The New York Times and English Journal. He is an outspoken advocate for change in schools and classrooms in the context of the diverse new learning opportunities that the Web and other technologies now offer, and has worked with educators in over 20 countries to understand the opportunities and challenges of learning in the modern world. Read more

 

Keith Krueger - Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Keith Krueger is the CEO of CoSN (Consortium for School Networking), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice for K-12 school system technology leaders nationwide. CoSN’s mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. In 2008, Keith was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade. Read more

 

 

Featured Speakers

Melody Parrish - Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

As Chief Information Officer at the Texas Education Agency, Melody Parrish is responsible for overseeing the agency’s Information Technology Services/Statewide Education Data Systems (ITS/SEDS). Parrish oversees the large-scale information technology and project management office projects at the agency, including the current Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) legacy system as well as implementation of the Texas Student Data System (TSDS). TSDS streamlines student data, driving classroom and student success while ensuring the security and privacy of more than five million Texas students. 

Troy Bryant and Tracy Morris - Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Keeping connected to market salaries can help ensure districts are prepared to hire and retain top tech talent in today’s competitive job market. Consultants from TASB HR Services will share salary trends for key benchmark K-12 technology jobs using their latest salary survey data, including diving into market values and trends by region and district size. Presenters will discuss strategies for compensating and rewarding these employees and common career pathways to IT jobs in districts.

Tom Murray - Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, DC. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning while helping to lead Future Ready and Digital Learning Day. Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA, the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015 and “Education Thought Leader of the Year” in 2017. His latest book, Learning Transformed, is being released in May 2017 with ASCD. Connect with him at thomascmurray.com or @thomascmurray.

 

Texas CTO Clinic 2017 Schedule & Directory