Keith R. Krueger is CEO of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Technology & Learning selected him as one of the “big 10” most influential people in ed tech in 2015. In 2008 he was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade. He serves on many Advisory Boards, including eSchool News, the Education Committee of the National Park System, the Friday Institute at NC State University, and the Wireless Reach Advisory Board. He is a past Board Member/Treasurer of the National Coalition on Technology in Education & Training (NCTET).

Inventing the Future of Learning: The Role of the CIO/CTO

Engage in a interactive conversation on how visionary leaders can design the future of teaching and learning. We will start by reviewing key priorities from CoSN’s 2019 IT Leadership national survey of district technology leaders. Then we will discuss the mega-trends shaping K-12 education from the 2019 Driving K-12 Innovation series of reports. Hear what the experts say are the “hurdles” we are trying to overcome, the “accelerators” that are driving change, and what are the “tech enablers” that support smoother digital leaps. We will explore if any of these trends relate to your school district priorities, and if so, how you might begin a conversation with key stakeholders. Finally, we will explore the key role of the education technology leader, as well of tips and resources from CoSN to make your job easier.