CETL Face-to-Face Foundation Course

Become a CETL®

Take The Face-to-Face CETL Foundation 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 Foundation Preparation 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. Upon completion of the Live CETL Foundation Course, you will be eligible for a $100 discount on the exam once you are ready to take the exam.

Training Location: Portland , Oregon

Kickoff Webinar: March 6 at 1pm(ET)    Training Dates: March 30-31, 2019




The CETL Face-to-Face Foundation Course

Two full training days prior to the CoSN Conference

Saturday, March 30, 2019

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday, March 31, 2019

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.  Your fee includes breakfast and lunch provided both days. You may register for the CoSN Conference and the Immersion Course together or independently. 




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Ed McKaveney, CETL, Ed.D., Facilitator

Technology Director, Hampton Township School District, PA

Having worked with educational technologies, media and security in higher education and K-12 for more than 24-years, Dr. McKaveney has been continuously focused on faculty development, the advancement of student learning and operational success through innovative uses of technology. Working as Technology Director for the award-winning Hampton Township School District since 2004, he leads the technology team in support of the District’s primary mission, which is to work collaboratively with the community in support of every child becoming creative and innovative problem-solvers and communicators.  Simultaneously serving as Chair of the PAECT Chief Technology Officer Council, the PA chapter of CoSN, and as a board member of the FBI Pittsburgh Citizens Academy Alumni Association, he works to advance technology, learning, and leadership in education, as well as school and community safety across the state. His recognitions include 2013 national CoSN Withrow CTO of the Year, 2013 PAECT Outstanding Leader of the Year (Pennsylvania’s ISTE award), 2012 Pittsburgh FBI/Infragard Champion of Change awardee and 2015/2017 Finalist for the Pittsburgh Technology Council Education sector CIO of the Year. A PA Certified Instructional Technology Specialist and CoSN Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL), Dr. McKaveney has a B.S. in biology, M.S. in multimedia technology and his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management, where his research investigated the effect of implementing instructional coaching with digital learning on high school math and science.

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Richard Platts, CETL, MA, Facilitator

Director of Technology and Innovation, North Allegheny School District

Rich began his career as a middle school teacher with an interest in leveraging technology to make learning engaging and immersive.  He quickly became involved in districtwide leadership teams to improve technology integration and personalized learning for all students.  As Director of Technology and Innovation, he still considers himself to be a teacher at heart. Through his role as a teacher and as an operational technologist, Rich has developed a unique blend of expertise in both academic and administrative functions.  

In 2017, he earned CoSN’s CETL Certification and looks to the CETL Framework of essential skills to help guide North Allegheny School District in their mission to prepare all students for success in a changing world.  Rich earned a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters in Public Management in Educational Technology Management from Carnegie Mellon University.  Rich has taught as an adjunct instructor at the University or Pittsburgh for pre-service teachers in classroom technology integration.