CoSN Liason: Donna Williamson (

Membership Chair: Joani Kay, (

Program Chair: Connie Bain, (

CoSN EdCamp: Suzan Brandt (

September 2014,
We currently have several CALL members working and preparing to take the CETL
exam. We have a Moodlerooms course developed and we are working through the 11 modules together. CALL is offering the exam during the fall AETA conference. If you are interested in taking the exam, please register with CoSN (CoSN CETL Exam Registration

2014-2015 Membership Time (September 7)
It is time to check on your Institutional Membership for the 2014-2015 year. We are very excited that
CALL had 28 Districts and included over 250 members  last year!  Annual membership is up for renewal October 1st. Please checkout the complete list of current members, renewed members, and Institutions who need to renew by October 1st below.

Contact Joani Kay, CALL Membership Chair ( or CoSN Membership if you have any questions.

Preparing for the Conference:
The CoSN 2015 Conference is designed for education leaders to better understand their changing roles in creating the new face of learning.  Last year, we had the largest delegation from Alabama ever!  We hope to increase our numbers again this year since the conference is so close - Atlanta, GA.



CALL is very pleased that the State of Alabama now has six CoSN Certifield Education Technology Leaders (CETL):

  • Bruce Ellard, Cullman County Schools
  • Shawn Nutting
  • Bryan Phillips, Hoover City Schools
  • Susan Polling, Shelby County Schools
  • Nathan White, Elmore County Public Schools
  • Tommy Whitten, Madison County Schools

Learn More About the CoSN CETL Exam:

CoSN Has an Alabama Board Member!
Congratulations Alabama! Alabama will soon be represented on the CoSN Board of Directors. Donna Williamson, Technology Director for Mountain Brook Schools will become an official CoSN Board Member during the March CoSN Conference. Thank you to everyone for your support. We are very excited about the opportunities for Alabama! 

Membership Update

WOW! Our state chapter is really growing. Twenty-five Alabama school systems are members of the Alabama State Chapter of CoSN, CoSN ALabama Leaders (CALL). We are 300+ members strong. Thank you to everyone who has already renewed your membership for the 2013-2014 year. 

CoSN Alabama Leaders (CALL) is a sub group of the Alabama Education Technology Association (AETA) and a state chapter to the International organization Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). To become a member, at least one member must be a member of AETA. The school systems will join as an Institutional member. School systems may enroll up to twenty individuals to become a member of the team. Each member will receive CALL and CoSN newsletters as well as the following: 

  • CoSN's eNewsletters -- Member Bulletin and Washington Update
  • EdTechNext Reports on timely issues
  • Attend Topical Webinars -- Six throughout the year (next date is Oct 16)
  • White papers and reports on CoSN's Leadership Initiatives
  • Monographs and Annual Compendium
  • CTO Certification Preparation (Special rate)

Membership rates are based on the size of your school system. Visit the CoSN website for Institutional rates. Please contact Joani Kay, CALL Membership Chair if you have any questions. (

Recent CoSN Reports

  • CoSN’s latest EdTechNext Report, titled “Safe & Secure? Managing the Risks of Personal Devices.” This report is available to you free of charge as a valued CoSN member. A downloadable PDF can be accessed in the CoSN Knowledge Center.

Sarah Landers Becomes Newest Member of CoSN Team

CoSN is delighted to introduce Sarah Landers as the newest member of the team as CoSN’s Member Services Coordinator. In this capacity, she collaborates with the Director of Membership on all membership and communications initiatives, including recruitment and relationship development. Sarah also serves as liaison to the Awards Committee and supports CoSN’s Board of Directors. Sarah comes to CoSN from the Georgetown Learning Centers, a tutoring company, where she worked on many outreach and marketing efforts. She is also a graduate of Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in history. Please join us in welcoming Sarah to CoSN. She may be reached by email at or by phone at 202-470-2785.

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CoSN Mission

The Consortium for School Networking (C0SN) is the world's leading professional organization, representing the interests of K-12 school district technology leaders.
Our mission is to empower these leaders to use technology strategically to improve teaching and learning in the 21st century.
Alabama Educational Association

    AETA is an organization comprised of professionals who work primarily in K-12 educational technology in Alabama public school systems. The purpose of the Association is to promote the positive impact of technology in education. To accomplish this purpose, our members seek to share information and educate policymakers.

    Some of our goals include:

    • Supporting the use of technology in the curriculum to advance student achievement
    • Providing professional development for public school technology leaders
    • Establishing a technology advocacy infrastructure

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