CTO Council Trainings

We hope everyone is safe and healthy! During these times when we have to conduct most of our work remotely, we have been developing a series of webinar trainings for you in addition to our regular events. The series will be FREE to all CTOs and their Team members. Once you register, you will receive the Zoom link to login. The webinars will provide time to join in dialogue and interact with the presenters.

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:

Sponsored by: 

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CETL Cohort Spring 2021

Join the Spring 2021 CETL Study Group by February 3! The Texas K-12 CTO Council is hosting a Spring 2021 study group for the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) program. The group will start in February. Members of the group will take a deep dive into the knowledge and skills outlined in the Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO, the foundation of the CETL Certification program. 

• The study group will meet in an online conference for 1 hour for 10 weeks, covering one skill area each week. 

• Each week, a member from the study group will facilitate a class, rotating through the group so the work of studying the materials is shared.

• The study group will decide on a day and time of the week to conduct the class, once the study group members are identified. We will strive to accommodate everyone’s schedule.

Join your peers to learn about the body of knowledge required to be a successful CTO and work in a team with others to help prepare yourself for the exam! Whether you are a veteran technology leader or an aspiring CTO, this group will be a great professional learning experience.   

The study group is a benefit for being a member of the Texas K-12 CTO Council and is at no charge. You will need to purchase access to the online study materials from COSN here before the study group begins. 

Sign up now for the Spring 2021 CETL study group! 


Leadership Development Book Study: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

Join an interactive team of leaders that will engage in a leadership development book study. There are many leadership skills that CTOs and education technology leaders need to be successful. It requires hard skills which are the nuts and bolts of technology management. It demands the practical skills which includes applying the essential knowledge and skills of the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) program. But the skill that is most often overlooked are the leadership human skills. This book study will use John Maxwell’s book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, as a guide. We will examine the interpersonal skills of the technology leader, such as negotiating, building morale, developing relationships, effective communication and influencing others.

All meetings will be virtual and held on Wednesdays from 12:15 – 1:15 PM over a 10-week period between February 17th and June 17th, 2021. Please join us by completing this registration form by Monday, February 8, 2021.


Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, February 5, 12:00 Noon.

Register now to attend this panel discussion on the new Emergency Broadband Benefit Program relief bill released by the FCC to subsidize the purchase of remote devices and home internet services during Covid-19.

View the webinar here:

Download the PowerPoint presentation here:

Comments Regarding Emergency Broadband Fund COSN_SETDA PDF:

Submit Comments to the FCC about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program PDF: