“The Concordia/COSA IAL program offers the convenience of on-line courses and the opportunity to build face-to-face relationships within the educational leadership community. Through COSA, my cohort had multiple opportunities to collaborate and connect with veteran administrators, building relationships and establishing resources....”
Some 900 participants at the 40th Annual COSA Conference in Seaside heard from keynote speakers Michael Fullan, Anthony Muhammad, Rob Saxton and Nancy Golden. They laughed along with comedy troupe Wavelengths, and marveled at a "robot rumble." They honored state award winners. They attended scores of best-practices breakout sessions, and engaged in countless conversations with colleagues from around the state. Conference materials are available, and posted here are some photos to commemorate the event...
The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) today announced the launch of COSA on iTunes U, which provides free college-and-career-readiness standards-aligned course content for Oregon classroom teachers in the four core subject areas of mathematics, science, social studies and English language arts.
AASA and NASSP last week reported that their members support Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but have concerns about implementation, including that the standards are being implemented without sufficient support, and that accountability based on common-core assessments needs to be slowed down.