ENA Partnering with CoSN on K-12 Technology Leadership Program

Sponsoring CETL Program That Strengthens, Elevates Role of CTOs Across 21st Century Educational Landscape
Washington, DC
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Washington, DC (October 9, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced that the Education Networks of America (ENA) is partnering with the association on its Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL)TM program – an initiative designed for K-12 chief technology officers (CTOs) to demonstrate their knowledge and skills required to build 21st century teaching and learning environments. ENA – a leading connectivity and communication service provider serving more than 2.5 million students, teachers and administrators through multiple statewide and district-wide networks in more than 555 school districts across the nation – is the first official partner of CoSN’s CTO certification program.

“We are proud to support the CETL program, which is fiercely devoted to the professional development of education technology leadership,” said Lillian Kellogg, Vice President of ENA. “Initiatives such as CoSN’s are paving the path toward ensuring our schools have intentional, prepared and visionary technology leadership needed to help our students and educators succeed in today’s ever-transforming educational landscape.”

The CETL program affords technology leaders the opportunity to achieve CETL certification through an administered two-part exam that is based on CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO. CTOs who achieve CETL certification will:

  • Validate their knowledge of educational technology and the evolving role of technology leadership;
  • Distinguish themselves from their peers;
  • Display a dedication to advancing their careers; and
  • Inspire confidence in their superiors.

“ENA’s efforts demonstrate its commitment to supporting the professional development of K-12 leadership across the country. Strong public and private sector partnerships are imperative to the program’s success, and as a partner, ENA will help to ensure that the CETL program is both effective and sustainable,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. 

Created by and for education technology leaders, the CETL program was initially funded through a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and is managed by the Certification Governance Committee – a volunteer group of subject matter experts with a combined total of more than 160 years of experience in education technology.  

To become a partner, please visit www.cosn.org/cetlpartner.

To learn more about the program, including scheduled exam dates, application information and eligibility requirements, visit www.cosn.org/certification.


About the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. The mission of CoSN is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Visit www.cosn.org or phone 866.267.8747 to find out more about CoSN’s Leadership Initiatives, annual conference and events, policy and advocacy, membership, and resources.

About the Education Networks of America (ENA)

ENA is the nation’s leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to school systems, libraries and governments. The data, voice and video solutions that we design, deploy and manage, as well as the digital classroom resources we offer, improve instructional capabilities and operational efficiencies. In 1996, ENA created one of the first statewide networks in the U.S. and today provides networked solutions to over 5,200 end sites including 555 school districts and 295 libraries across the country. Empowered by their networks, our customers can focus on what matters most: preparing students, strengthening communities and leading enterprises into the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.ena.com.


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