The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is the country’s premier voice in education technology leadership with a mission to serve as the national organization for K-12 technology leaders who use technology strategically to ultimately improve teaching and learning. CoSN provides products and services to support and nurture leadership development, advocacy, coalition building, and awareness of emerging technologies.
California’s education and research communities leverage their networking resources under CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, in order to obtain cost-effective, high-bandwidth networking to support their missions and answer the needs of their faculty, staff, and students. CENIC designs, implements, and operates CalREN, the California Research and Education Network, a high-bandwidth, high-capacity Internet network specially designed to meet the unique requirements of these communities, and to which the vast majority of the state’s K-20 educational institutions are connected.
CUE (Computer-Using Educators, Inc.)
CUE is a nonprofit California corporation founded in 1978. CUE’s goal is to advance student achievement through technology in all disciplines from preschool through college. With an active current membership of thousands of educational professionals, CUE supports many regional affiliates and Special Interest Groups. CUE Conferences are California¹s premier educational technology events. CUE is the largest organization of its type in the west and one of the largest in the United States.
High Speed Network (HSN)
The mission of the California K-12 High Speed Network is to enable educators, students and staff across the state to have access to a reliable high speed network which has the capacity to deliver high quality online resources to support teaching and learning and promote academic achievement. To manage and support a network infrastructure that adequately serves K-12 needs today, tomorrow, and into the future. To provide an open, inclusive process to nurture a culture of effective collaboration among all stakeholders. To effectively and efficiently administer the California K-12 High Speed Network using good stewardship and responsive management. To promote effective use of the California K-12 High Speed Network to improve teaching and learning.
Cal-PASS is a vital resource to help educators improve student achievement by identifying and reducing barriers to successful student transition in all levels of education: from kindergarten through college. The power of Cal-PASS rests in two aspects:
the data the system collects
bringing K-16 groups and faculty together from different educational segments to use the data to identify barriers, empower educators to make changes and build best practices.
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) is comprised of the county superintendents of each of the 58 counties in California and their associated county offices. The Association is organized into 11 service regions. The county superintendent in California serves as an intermediary between the state and local school districts within each county. County superintendents and their offices help with implementation of programs, provide fiscal oversight, monitor teacher credentialing, supply curriculum support and training and help in other areas of interest to local districts.
TechSETS is focused on providing technical professionals in California schools improved access to training, support and other resources. With the explosive growth in school technology, the need for well-trained technical support staff has been steadily on the rise.