CETL Training

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CoSN’s Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL®) National Study Course is a facilitated virtual group that will meet weekly over a three month period beginning the second week of January. This online collaborative course takes an in-depth look at each of the areas identified in CoSN's Framework of Essential Skills for the K-12 CTO. The course is led by experienced Ed Tech Leaders who have completed a CoSN Facilitators Training Course on using materials developed exclusively for this course. Read the course syllabus with more information on our instructors.

Sessions are 60-90 minutes each week and will be held over an 11 week period. Students are expected to spend an additional 2-3 hours reading provided materials in advance of each session. It is this active discussion and exchange of real world experience from prepared and experienced Ed tech leaders that make this an exceptional learning opportunity. This course is taught by a CoSN certified faculty of distinction using CoSN’s Online Collaborative Learning Site with materials designed to prepare a practicing or aspiring education technology leader for the CoSN CETL examination leading up to the CETL credential.

To ensure that we offer the best possible environment for facilitated virtual learning, each course section is capped at 20 participants; likewise, each session must have a minimum of ten enrollees. If your section does not meet the minimum enrollment, we will notify you with options to participate in other cohorts. Your facilitators will make every effort to encourage interactive discussion of the materials using real world scenarios. We also know that 9-5 is not convenient for everyone, so we offer 4 cohorts at varying times during the day.

Please choose the course section that works best for you, then select the purple ”Register” button next to it to sign-up for the course. If you have any questions about this offering, please contact our certification department for more information.

CETL National Study Course

Spring 2017 Classes

Study Module

Monday 2pm ET


Monday 7pm ET


Tuesday 1pm ET


Tuesday 7pm ET


Facilitator Info

Frankie Jackson

Kevin Schwartz

Noreen O'Neill

Mike Wakefield

Katie Miller

Alex Podchaski

Corey Stokes

Cody Spendlove

Jim Stewart

Introduction 1/9 1/9 1/10 1/10
Skill Area 1: Leadership and Vision 1/23 1/23 1/17 1/17
Skill Area 2: Strategic Planning 1/30 1/30 1/24 1/24
Skill Area 3: Ethics and Policies 2/6 2/6 1/31 1/31
Skill Area 4: Instructional Focus and Professional Development 2/13 2/13 2/7 2/7
Skill Area 5: Team Building and Staffing 2/27 2/27 2/21 2/21
Skill Area 6: Stakeholder Focus 3/6 3/6 2/28 2/28
Skill Area 7: Information Technology Management 3/13 3/13 3/7 3/7
Skill Area 8: Communication Systems Management 3/20 3/20 3/14 3/14
Skill Area 9: Business Management 3/27 3/27 3/21 3/21
Skill  Area 10: Data Management 4/10 4/10 3/28 3/28


Course Pricing
Educator $699 $899
Corporate $899 $1,099

Note: Go to Taking the CETL Exam page for information on CETL Exam. The exam is not included in the cost of this facilitated course.