IT Project Management Course for K-12 School System Technology Leaders

CoSN is pleased to offer the first-ever project management course that focuses on the unique needs and challenges of school system technology leaders. Using thought leadership resources and best practices, this course is aligned to CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills for the K-12 Chief Technology Officer (CTO), the foundation for the nationally-accredited Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) program. Its structure and content are also based on the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition – a global industry standard for project management and the most widely recognized project management model for business and government. 
The course was developed in collaboration with Dell Technologies. 
This IT Project Management Course includes seven modules and provides participants with high-quality, practical and wide-ranging protocols and resources that empower responsive and scalable project management practices. Course content references effective methodologies rooted in research and correlated to the K-12 environment through a practical lens. The facilitated course offers the following benefits:
  • Weekly structured, synchronous conversations led by a knowledgeable and experienced facilitator who is CETL certified
  • A network of colleagues to share experiences and resources and provide support 
  • Completion of a personalized design challenge that can be used in your school systems 
Participants will learn the fundamentals of project management through seven modules:  
  1. Project Management Framework
  2. Project Initiation
  3. Scope, Schedule and Budget Plan
  4. Resource, Risk and Procurement Plan
  5. Leadership and Quality Management
  6. Monitor and Control
  7. Closure and Success
9 CEA Credits toward CETL® recertification. 

Course Facilitator

Frankie Jackson is an independent K-12 CTO and Education Technology Strategist. She also serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Texas K-12 CTO Council. She is the former CTO of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Texas and has been an advisor for CoSN’s SMART Education Design Network (SMART) initiative, policy committee as well as the Professional Advancement Committee. In 2018, Frankie earned the CoSN Volunteer of the Year award and currently serves as a facilitator for the CETL program where she is a mentor to many new and aspiring CTOs. 

Spring 2021 Facilitated IT Project Management Course

This course is full. Please check back in the Fall for another section.

April 6, 2021-May 17, 2021
All classes are 1:00 – 2:30 ET.  
Course Overview 
For a full syllabus click here.
Date Module
April 6 Module 1: Introduction
April 13 Module 2: Project Initiation
April 20 Module 3: Scope, Schedule and Budget Plan
April 27 Module 4: Resource, Risk and Procurement Plan
May 4 Module 5: Leadership and Quality Management
May 11 Module 6: Monitor and Control 
May 16 Module 7: Closing and Success