Online Learning

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CoSN's online education program is the newest professional advancement opportunity for school district leaders. Our online courses target the skill areas in CoSN's Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO that addresses the goal of improved learning for 21st century learners. Register for these facilitated and self-directed courses to build new skills and fine-tune existing ones!


Advanced Persistent Prevention: Cybersecurity in K-12 Education 

What can the information technology professional do to secure school systems' information infrastructure? CoSN has designed an online course focusing on enterprise security issues for school technology staff. Learn the fundamentals of IT security and provide advanced persistent protection for your students’ information. This self-paced course comprises the following three modules: Network Security, Risks, and Controls, as well as Vulnerabilities and Mitigation. There are also to-do activities such as reflection questions and extending your learning as well as summative assessments after each module. Improve your cybersecurity knowledge today! 


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2018 Spring Facilitated Course

Protecting Student Privacy in Connected Learning

Educators, students, and parents are now benefiting from the exciting opportunities available as a result of new instructional technologies, including cloud-based technology services and mobile applications. These technologies enable rich, data-powered classroom experiences and the anytime, anywhere learning that education technologists and educators have envisioned for many years. However, as schools turn to cloud services for applications, content and data analytics, and online assessment, keeping students' data private and secure becomes more difficult. This 8-module course is designed for school district leaders who need help in understanding existing privacy laws, defining best and necessary practices around privacy, and communicating effectively with their communities. 9 CEA Credits toward CETL® recertification.


 2018 Summer Facilitated Course

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CETL Foundation Course

For K-12 education technology leaders, earning the CETL certification will demonstrate to your staff, superintendent, and other stakeholders that you have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st century learning environments in your school district. These materials will review the capabilities required of a district ed tech leader in the CoSN Framework of Essential Skills. Note: Course developers do not have access to the CETL Exam under accreditation standards, thus this course instead focuses on the skills required to become a successful edtech leader. Both this course and the CETL Exam are based on the CoSN Framework of Essential Skills.

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Leadership for Mobile Learning

This course is designed for school leaders who want to transform their learning organizations through the thoughtful use of mobile technologies. The goal of this course is to prepare educational leaders to plan, implement, and evaluate mobile learning initiatives using a sound knowledge base and exemplars of best practice. CoSN's Leadership for Mobile Learning (LML) initiative helps educational leaders overcome the barriers and develop, plan, implement, and manage policies and best practices to effectively enable mobile learning. Digital transformation is becoming a reality in many districts, while others are just beginning their journey. The LML initiative provides resources that are on-point and relevant to district leaders in the “new normal” of constant change. 6 CEA Credits toward CETL® recertification.


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Building Team Leadership for a Digital Transformation

Leading and guiding a district towards its vision in the digital age can be both thrilling and daunting, presenting both opportunities and challenges. Education technology is a growing part of any superintendent’s role, and superintendents are responsible for ensuring their districts embrace transformative digital learning. CTOs and other school technology leaders are charged with making smart use of technology and helping to ensure technology is used in effective ways to support student learning and teacher and staff effectiveness. For both superintendents and CTOs, ed tech initiatives can inspire a lot of excitement but also bring a lot of trepidation. The goal of this course is to give district leaders a new perspective on the most important things they need to do to collaborate, support, and leverage their team to achieve effective 21st century learning environments. A team approach to technology leadership will help superintendents and CTOs work as allies to realize transformative learning environments that are engaging, fruitful, and pursue digital conversions for student learning. 9 CEA Credits toward CETL® recertification.


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Transition to the Role of a 21st Century District Education Technology Leader

Are you a business leader who wants to get into the business of education? Are you a tech-savvy person who wants to learn more about K-12 education? This course is for you! District technology leaders come from varied career paths—some from instruction, some from the technical side, and others from the business community. This course empowers them with the range of skills and abilities needed to be educational leaders—not just technology leaders—who provide the vision for the role technology can play in innovation. 17 CEA Credits toward CETL® recertification.


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Connected Learning—Leading and Learning with Social Media

Social media has become an important part of our private and professional lives and as such, it presents new challenges and powerful learning opportunities for K–12 students and educators. The goal of this course is to allow district leaders who may not feel comfortable with social media to acquire the practical skills necessary for successful implementation of social media in their schools and communities. The 7-module course provides strategies in developing stimulating and safe learning environments that can offer substantial educational benefits of the use of social media in education. 10 CEA Credit toward CETL® recertification.


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Self-Study Online Course Pricing 

Course Pricing Member Non-Member
Educator $349 $549
Corporate $599 $799

Bulk Pricing for Self-Study Online Courses (Available to School Districts)

Quantity Member Non-Member
1 $349 $549
2-4 $315 (10% off) $495 (10% off)
5-10 $295 (15% off) $469 (15% off)
11+ $259 (25% off) $415 (25% off)

If you are a CoSN member and have a group interested in taking a course, we will be happy to work with you to make arrangements for facilitation. All courses are self-directed, self-paced, and hosted entirely online, so you can work through the material at the pace that works best for you. Please email customer service for more information.