Cleveland City Schools Director of Innovation Andrew Phillips earned the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) designation by passing a certification exam. The CETL certification, awarded by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), signifies that Mr. Phillips has mastered the knowledge and skills needed to bring 21st century technology to our K-12 school systems.
Director of Schools Dr. Russell Dyer said, “I am proud of Mr. Phillips and his accomplishment of being certified as an Education Technology Leader through the Consortium of School Networking. Mr. Phillips is a leader in our state in education technology and this designation acknowledges his hard work and dedication to this field. I congratulate Mr. Phillips and look forward to continuing to work with him on future endeavors on behalf of the students and staff of Cleveland City Schools.”
To become certified, the candidate must have demonstrated 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 of the K-12 CTO. Once the CETL certification is earned, the ed tech professional must complete 60 hours of professional development activities every three years to maintain the designation.
"Earning the Certified Education Technology Leader certification demonstrates a commitment to bringing 21st century learning to our nation’s schools. Because of the CETL recertification requirements, certified leaders pledge to stay current in this ever-changing field of education technology,” said Keith Krueger, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of CoSN.