ACPE, the Association for Computer Professionals in Education, was established in 1965 and incorporated in 1985. Since its founding, ACPE shares information designed for its members to promote general recognition of the role of IT professionals in education; improve network and computer services; integrate emerging technologies; encourage appropriate use of information technology for the improvement of education; and, support standards whereby common interchanges of electronic information are efficient and effective.
Through annual conferences for its members and other outreach efforts, ACPE has continuously served the Pacific Northwest’s education community since 1965. For over 50 years, ACPE has provided technology professionals in pre-kindergarten through post-secondary education unique opportunities to share ideas, techniques, and practices in environments that foster long-lasting relationships among its members. ACPE’s primary means to its goals is an annual conference for its members. At these events, ACPE provides an interactive and engaging forum for education technology professionals to share knowledge and skills on best practices, emerging trends, and technologies pertinent to serving and supporting the PreK-20 environment. ACPE serves education’s IT professionals in Oregon and Washington. We are an affiliate of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN).
CoSN state chapters function at the grassroots level to effect change in the field of educational technology. The national office of CoSN works closely with state chapters to develop and deliver professional development, build capacity among members, provide leadership and policy recommendations, advocate on behalf of technology officers, and much more. Learn more about CoSN and State Chapters at: http://www.cosn.org/about/state-chapters
ACPE enacted the Pacific Northwest CoSN Chapter in 2015 to create an ACPE CTO Council that:
- Provides an interactive and engaging forum for educational IT professionals in Oregon and Washington to share knowledge and skills on best practices, emerging trends and technologies pertinent to serving and supporting the K-12 environment.
- Advocates for the professional development of education technology directors, CTOs, administrators, and leaders in Oregon and Washington.
- Elevates the professional practice of education technology by coordinating and providing peer networking and collaborative opportunities for members.
- Supports education technology leaders in providing visionary leadership, sound research and examples of best practices.
CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.