The role of the CTO in school districts is evolving into one of the most important leadership positions in education, yet many who currently fill that job lack the skills and background to make the
CoSN offers a 2 day facilitated preparatory session where candidates will learn about each of the Framework elements from experienced instructors. This course will help you assess your knowledge of the content, sort out which general topics are covered on the exam, and identify content areas you need to focus on using our skills assessment tool. CoSN qualified instructors will provide content to help you comprehend all areas of the CoSN Framework of Essential Skills, which is the basis for the CETL exam.
This package includes access CoSN’s “CETL Exam Preparation and Online Collaborative Learning Site” with materials designed to prepare an education technology leader for the CoSN Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) examination and credential. While an exam will be offered on-site, only those individuals who have invested an appropriate amount time into studying for the exam prior to this course should attempt to take the exam on this date.
Training Location: Chicago Doubletree Hotel, 300 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL
Training Dates: April 1-2, 2017
In 2014, PAECT named Brian Borosh, CETL, as their Outstanding Chief Technology Officer of the Year. It is a well-deserved honor; Brian has been a transformative leader at East Stroudsburg Area School District in PA. Brian did not set out to be a CTO, but a chance conversation with an old friend set him on his career path. While working as a river guide during his last semester of college, Brian was encouraged to apply for ed tech positions by a co-worker who also happened to be an assistant principal. He took his friend’s advice and worked his way up to the CTO position from there and has been in K-12 educational technology for ever since. A long-time CoSN member, he recalls, “when I moved to my current school district, which was a lot larger than the prior, I turned to a lot of the resources CoSN offered. I came across the Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO, and used it as a way to hone my skillsets. The Framework was very beneficial in building and improving additional skills, and it is served as sort of checklist throughout the past several years of my career.” He later earned his CETL certification to cement this knowledge. Brian earned a Master's degree in Technology in Education K-12 and his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility in 2015. He is currently evaluating doctorate programs to further his studies. Brian also serves as an adjunct instructor for graduate education.
Having worked with educational technologies and media in higher education and K-12 for more than 20-years, Ed McKaveney has been continuously focused on operational success, faculty development, and the advancement of student learning through technology. In addition to being the Technology Director at the award winning Hampton Township School District, he is the Chair of the PAECT Chief Technology Leader Council, working to advance technology leadership across the state of Pennsylvania. His recognitions include 2013 national CoSN Withrow CTO Award recipient, PAECT Outstanding Leader of the Year (Pennsylvania’s ISTE award), and 2012 Pittsburgh FBI/Infragard Champion of Change awardee. A PA Certified Instructional Technology Specialist and CoSN Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL), Ed is currently working to complete his doctorate in educational leadership and management. Ed’s professional memberships include CoSN, ISTE, NMC, PAECT, Pittsburgh Infragard and the FBI Pittsburgh Citizens Academy Alumni Association.
Before working in educational service agencies, Noreen served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She has also served as supervisor of staff development and an assistant executive director of an intermediate unit. She has expertise in the areas of service learning, school improvement and accountability models, and educational leadership. She earned a masters degree in School Leadership and Instruction and a doctorate in Educational Innovation and Leadership. Noreen has been an adjunct professor and has published articles on the topics of school climate and testing, as well as the role of the assistant principal. An interest in utilizing educational technology to increase student achievement resulted in her earning her CETL certification. Noreen is committed to using the Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO as a professional development tool for aspiring and serving CTO’s.
Scott Smith has over nineteen years experience in the area of educational technology. As a teacher, instructional technology facilitator, system’s engineer, director and Chief Technology Officer, Scott understands all aspects of technology and media—both instructionally and technically. In 2007, Scott received his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As past president of NCTIES (NC’s ISTE Affiliate), Scott led efforts for North Carolina’s technology educators. Scott also serves as an ISTE Affiliate Representative for NCTIES and sat on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA) for five years. Scott has been an adjunct faculty member at Appalachian State University and is currently adjunct with Wingate University. In 2014 Scott achieved CETL (Certified Educational Technology Leader) credentials from CoSN. Scott was recently named a 2015 Top 30 Technologist, Transformers and Trailblazers by the Center for Digital Education. In 2008, Scott assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer for Mooresville Graded Schools, one of the first public school systems in the nation to issue iPads and MacBook Airs to every child grades Kindergarten-12thgrade. This “Digital Conversion” initiative has seen outstanding results in the way of decreased dropouts and suspensions, increased attendance, and increased End of Course and End of Grade test scores, while moving the district into a digital teaching and learning environment.
Saturday April 1, 2017
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday April 2, 2017
9:00AM - 5:00PM
The package includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch served each day in the room. Class size is limited to 35. Complimentary access to the online study materials is also included (view a similar syllabus for this training program here). The cost of the class is $699 for members and $899 for non-members. You may register for CoSN 2017 and the Immersion Course together or independently. The Immersion Course is available only to educators.