2020-21 Award Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the CTO Council's Annual Award Winners--Dr. Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent of Dallas ISD; Bryon Kolbeck, Chief Technology Officer at Lewisville ISD; and Hutto ISD, led by David Oestreicher, Director of Technology and Digital Learning. Read more.
Cybersecurity Planning Workshop (Virtual), February 10, 17, 24, 2021, 10:00 A.M.-12:00 Noon.
The Texas K-12 CTO Council will be hosting another workshop for Cybersecurity Planning to help you and your team members understand the new laws around cybersecurity and get you started on your cybersecurity plan. The workshop will be held over three session on February 10, 17, and 24, from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon. This will be a working session to provide you time to begin developing your plan and stay in compliance with the new legislation (SB 820 and HB 3834). We encourage you to sign up a team so you can work on these items together. Register here.
LINKS TO COVID-19 RESOURCES
- Operation Connectivity
- COVID-19 Public School Case Reporting (TEA)
- TEA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance
- Federal Communications Commission Order RE: Schools and Libraries Universal Service Support Mechanism
- U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel
- TASA's COVID-19 Information and Resource Page
COVID-19 EDTECH GUIDANCE & REMOTE LEARNING RESOURCES
CoSN has a new resource on virtual learning for TX K-12 CTO and CoSN members, EdTech Guidance in the Age of COVID-19. This pandemic affects us all – so please feel free to share it with others who need it to serve their students and teachers. Our community is grateful for all the behind-the-scenes work that’s getting done for the greater good of learning.
Digital Bridge K-12 Helps Districts Address Home Learning Gaps
EducationSuperHighway, a national organization with the mission to upgrade internet access for all public schools, has recently launched Digital Bridge K-12: an initiative dedicated to helping school districts address the home learning gap. EducationSuperHighway has developed a number of resources to support states, as well as initial toolkit for school districts. The resource guide sets out best practices how to address the learning gap locally and examples for school districts to partner with their local telecommunications carrier or wireless provider to help connect students WiFi hotspots.