ERIC Number: EJ894815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
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Building a Better CTO
Fletcher, Geoffrey H.
T.H.E. Journal, v37 n1 p17-18 Jan 2010
This article features the new Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). This latest, version 2.0 iteration of the skills framework builds upon work the organization did earlier this decade. This time CoSN, a professional association for district technology leaders, reached out to a variety of chief technology officers (CTOs) from across the country, from school districts large and small, CTOs who had migrated from business and industry to education, as well as those who had come up through teaching and learning. CoSN's CTO Certification Committee reviewed competencies necessary for a CTO to be effective today and over the next five years. In addition, it looked at other performance standards inside and outside education. The framework combines three tangible skill sets--Leadership and Vision, Understanding Educational Environment, and Managing Technology and Support Resources--with a group of Core Values and Skills, which include communicator, exhibits courage, flexible and adaptable, results-oriented, and innovative.
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Educational Environment, Computer Networks, Skill Development, Leadership, Technology, School Districts, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Professional Development, Academic Achievement, Innovation, Evaluation, Models, Information Technology
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