CETL Foundation Immersion Course

The CETL® Foundation Immersion Course

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: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washngton, DC

Kickoff Webinar: February 15 at 1pm(ET)    Training Dates: March 10-11, 2018




Experienced Facilitators


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Ed McKaveney, CETL, Facilitator

Technology Director, Hampton Township School District, PA

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.

Noreen O'Neill pictureDr. Noreen O'Neill, CETL, Facilitator

Director of Innovative Educational Services, Chester County Intermediate Unit, PA

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.


The CETL Immersion Course consists of two full training days

Saturday March 10, 2018

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday March 11, 2018

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 the syllabus for this training program here). The cost of the class is $699 for CoSN institutional members and $899 for non-members.  The cost for CoSN Corporate members is $899 and $1,099 for Corporate non-members. You may register for the CoSN Conference and the Immersion Course together or independently.