Orange City School District’s Technology Director Jennette Irish-Glass recently earned the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) designation by passing a rigorous certification exam. The CETL certification signifies that she has mastered the knowledge and skills needed to bring 21st Century technology to the Orange Schools.
“Earning the Certified Education Technology Leader certification demonstrates a commitment to bringing 21st century learning to our nation’s schools,” said Keith Krueger, CAE, chief executive officer of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). “Because of the CETL re-certification requirements, certified leaders pledge to stay current in this ever-changing field of education technology.”
To become certified, Irish-Glass had to demonstrate experience in the education technology field and pass a comprehensive two-part examination based on the 10 skill areas in CoSN’s Framework of Essential Skills. She must complete 60 hours of professional development activities every three years to maintain the designation.
The CETL certification is awarded by CoSN. Founded in 1992, CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders and its mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. CoSN is committed to providing the leadership, community, and advocacy tools essential for the success of these leaders.