Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy

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Now with stackable certificate options!

Education is in a constant state of change.

Have you ever felt surprised by your students?

Do you feel unprepared to meet their needs in an ever-connected world?

Are you wondering how to become a leader in your school and beyond?

The Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy (COETAIL) embraces a community approach to learning that empowers you to adapt and transform your practice in order to positively impact student learning.

Online 11

Stackable Certificate Program

Begins January 2019

Join us on a journey to apply practical, research-based approaches to teaching and learning in a stackable certificate program.

TESTIMONIALS

What do our graduates say?

Listen as Matt McGrady, a secondary art educator currently working in Abu Dhabi, shares with Chrissy how COETAIL inspired and supported his journey to become a connected educator. *Originally aired as part of the Eduro Learning Let’s Get Connected Video Series.*

STACKABLE CERTIFICATES

Learning Outcomes

Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy (COETAIL)

Designed by, and for, educators and grounded in the ISTE Leader Standards, COETAIL participants become empowered professionals and learning catalysts in an authentic, practical, project-based learning environment.

Google for Education Certified Trainer

Combine your expertise in Google tools with your love of helping others. Become a Certified Trainer to support educators as they redefine learning with technology. [Certified Trainer Program]

Continuing Education Credits

Need credits to re-certify but don’t want any additional work? Receive a COETAIL certificate of completion as well as 21 quarter credits from Heritage Institute in conjunction with Antioch University. All courses are 500 level credits.

School Technology Leadership Certificate from the University of Kentucky

*Beginning summer 2019** As a leader in school technology, you will possess the skills necessary to lead your school system in digital learning. You will thrive in one-to-one computing environments and know how to make effective hiring decisions for growing a team of technologically-skilled educators. [University of Kentucky Educational Leadership Studies]

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Online 11 Starts January 21, 2019

 

5 Creative Ways for Students to Reflect

Reflection is a powerful strategy but how can we help students to reflect in the classroom? Reflection can take on many forms. This digital download walks educators through practical options to support reflection in the classroom.

 

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ISTE STANDARDS SERIES

From the Blog

How do COETAILers grow as Learners?

How do COETAILers grow as Learners?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. This fall, we’re realigning our courses to the new ISTE Standards to equip today’s educator with the knowledge and skills to impact student learning. “The ISTE Standards for Educators are your road map to...

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How do COETAILers grow as Leaders?

How do COETAILers grow as Leaders?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. Did you miss the first post in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers become Learners in last week's blog post! This fall, we’re realigning our courses to the new ISTE Standards to equip...

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How do COETAILers grow as Equity & Citizenship Advocates?

How do COETAILers grow as Equity & Citizenship Advocates?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here! During the spring of 2019, COETAILers in Online 11 will take Courses 1 & 2 with...

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How do COETAILers grow as Collaborators?

How do COETAILers grow as Collaborators?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here! We’re realigning our courses to the new ISTE Standards to equip today’s educator with...

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How do COETAILers grow as Designers?

How do COETAILers grow as Designers?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here! We’re realigning our courses to the new ISTE Standards to equip today’s educator with...

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How do COETAILers grow as Facilitators?

How do COETAILers grow as Facilitators?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here! We’re realigning our courses to the new ISTE Standards to equip today’s educator with...

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How do COETAILers grow as Systems Designers?

How do COETAILers grow as Systems Designers?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here! During the fall of 2019, COETAILers in Online 11 will take Courses 3 & 4 with the...

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How do COETAILers grow as Connected Learners?

How do COETAILers grow as Connected Learners?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here! During the fall of 2019, COETAILers in Online 11 will take Courses 3 & 4 with the...

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How do COETAILers grow as Citizens?

How do COETAILers grow as Citizens?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here! We’re realigning our courses to the new ISTE Standards to equip today’s educator with...

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How do COETAILers grow as Analysts?

How do COETAILers grow as Analysts?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here! We’re realigning our courses to the new ISTE Standards to equip today’s educator with...

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How do COETAILers grow as Visionary Planners?

How do COETAILers grow as Visionary Planners?

Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here! During the spring of 2020, COETAILers in Online 11 will culminate their learning journey with Course 5 with the option to also take School...

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How do COETAILers grow as Empowering Leaders?

How do COETAILers grow as Empowering Leaders?

Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here! During the spring of 2020, COETAILers in Online 11 will culminate their learning journey with Course 5 with the option to also take School...

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FROM COETAILers

Why should you join our community?

We gathered a bunch of COETAIL grads to chat about…

  • Why we chose COETAIL;
  • How we grew professionally;
  • What learning has stayed with us;
  • How we would respond if someone asked us why they should join the COETAIL community;
  • And all the details you need to register for Online 11!

INSIDE COETAIL

Is COETAIL for me?

Inside Early Childhood

pana asavatana

quotes I think that my greatest learning in COETAIL was not anything specific, but more the type of thinking that has now grown to become a part of who I am as an educator. The way that I see and approach my teaching is different, and the way I reflect on each process feels much more open, creative, and adventurous. There are definitely more exciting things that lie ahead, but now I think I’ve got the right mindset to take it all on, and possibly flip things on their head if necessary. 

Inside Elementary

Jocelyn sutherland

quotes My growing PLN has been another great source of learning for me, and I am in awe of the numerous amazing projects and initiatives taking place by Coetail students and graduates. I also learnt that a paradigm shift is needed in education, and no one educator can make the shift happen on their own. We need to bond together as like-minded educators and work to change pedagogy. 

Inside Middle School

Nicki Hambleton

quotes The greatest learning for me in the whole process was that the students can have ownership and change your thinking and that is doesn’t matter that you don’t yet know where this is going or what the outcome may be

Inside High School

MATT FRON

quotes Though initially skeptical, through COETAIL I learned more about flipped learning and what it can offer. It isn’t just a tool for lecture-based lessons like math or history: it’s a way to tailor resources for students.

Inside Whole School

sean walmsley

quotes As I wind down into my final COETAIL post and final project reflection, I can’t help but think about my own journey as an educator, my increased involvement within a PLN and, the way in which COETAIL has motivated me to solidify my educational passions and amplify my voice to a larger audience.

Inside Leadership

Shary Lyssy Marshall

quotes COETAIL has the potential to redefine educational leadership in numerous ways, including promoting ongoing reflection and learning, connection and collaboration, and creating educators who are able to learn, unlearn, and relearn. In other words, helping us to become technologically nimble.

COETAIL & UKSTL

More from the Blog

COETAIL has partnered with…

COETAIL has partnered with…

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. We hope you had fun playing #COETAILtrivia this week! We told you we had something big to announce and it’s finally time to reveal our exciting news. We’ll be sharing more detailed information in...

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Why COETAIL & University of Kentucky?

Why COETAIL & University of Kentucky?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. The COETAIL community is passionate about student learning. With this student focus at our core, COETAIL empowers educators in an increasingly connected world. Not only does our content differ from typical...

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What is COETAIL? What will I learn?

What is COETAIL? What will I learn?

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. We’ve shared about COETAIL’s partnership with the University of Kentucky and why you might want to choose this learning journey. Now, let’s explore what it might actually look like for you! COETAIL is a...

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My experience with COETAIL + UKSTL

My experience with COETAIL + UKSTL

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. We're taking a short break from our ISTE Standards Series. Check out all our posts here! This week I spent some time answering questions to give you a first-hand account of both the Certificate of...

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The doors to COETAIL are open!

The doors to COETAIL are open!

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. When I was a classroom teacher, I often spent hours 'perfecting' my lesson plans. Almost as often, my carefully planned out lessons didn't go quite as I had thought they would. Sound familiar? My hunch is...

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Get all your COETAIL questions answered – LIVE!

Get all your COETAIL questions answered – LIVE!

This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog. To celebrate Online 11, we're doing something we've never done before. We know that starting a learning journey like COETAIL is an important decision and we want to make sure you get all your burning...

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

COETAIL Instructors

Tanya will mentor and support Online 11 COETAILers who choose to pursue the non-credit, Continuing Education Credits, and Google Certified Trainer paths. Tanya was part a participant in the Online 4 cohort. She has continued to stay involved with Eduro Learning as a COETAIL Coach and 1:1 Teacher Microcredential mentor.

More about Tanya

Tanya’s COETAIL blog

Tanya’s website

 

Lissa will mentor and support Online 11 participants who choose to pursue COETAIL with the University of Kentucky School Technology Leadership Certificate (UKSTL). Lissa was a participant in the Online 13-14 cohort and currently the Director of Curriculum & Instruction at Eduro Learning. As a graduate of both COETAIL & UKSTL, she is beyond excited that Eduro and the University of Kentucky have partnered to offer stackable graduate certificates with a pathway to a Master’s degree!

More about Lissa

Lissa’s COETAIL blog

Lissa’s blog

Research-based graduate certificates with practical, immediately applicable learning

*Beginning in summer 2019**

This unique opportunity is for current and emerging educational leaders who find themselves wanting to do more with the technology they have in their classroom or school. This program is unlike any other online program and will push you to examine what it really means to teach and learn twenty years into the 21st century!

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

UKSTL Professors

Justin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky and serves as the Director of Innovative School Models for the College of Education. He is a co-Director of the Next Generation Leadership Academy at the College and a co-director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE). Justin works directly with schools and school leaders to reform the systems that support the learner experience in school.

Justin’s research focuses on the underlying code of education and the changes necessitated by the digital, global age. This work looks at the intersections of education, law, and technology and translates research into specific actions for local learning communities. Justin has legal and educational experience at the local, state, national, and international levels including as a high school teacher in southern Illinois. He holds a J.D. from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Indiana University.

Justin is excited to bring this partnership together for educators working in international schools. The best practices in technology leadership at these schools seem to reverberate across many other learning communities. Thus, helping these leaders develop high impact examples for how technology supports learning can have a widespread impact.

Justin’s website

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Q&A With an Ed-Tech Expert: Don’t Focus on the Tools (EdWeek)

 

Jayson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of Educational Administration, a director of the Center for the Advanced Study in Technology Leadership (CASTLE), and served as the co-chair of the Comparative and International Education Society’s Information and Communication Technologies Special Interest Group (ICT4D SIG) for nearly a decade.

He currently teaches research methods, educational leadership, emerging technologies, and technology leadership at the graduate level. His research and teaching focus on how digital technologies can be used across the globe to create opportunities for individuals and to increase intercultural understanding between individuals.

He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in mathematics education with a minor in Spanish from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. After teaching mathematics on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and in inner-city Indianapolis, he attended Indiana University–Bloomington and earned a Master’s of Science degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on international and intercultural education. After living in London for a few years and extensive global travel, he earned a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration with a focus on comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Jayson’s website

Jayson’s research

John is the Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky. John is a specialist in the design and prototyping of innovations in education. He teaches courses on design thinking, school technology leadership, and school reform. His current research agenda focuses on the methods to design and prototype innovations in education. John is also the director of UK’s Laboratory on Design Thinking in Education (dLab). The dLab promotes and studies the application of human-centered design, bringing community members together to create new solutions to previously unsolved challenges. John has held faculty positions at Iowa State University and the University of Texas at El Paso. As a social research scientist at Stanford University, John held associate directorship positions in two laboratories: the Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning (SCIL), and the Stanford Learning Laboratory, where he managed interdisciplinary and international teams of research scientists examining the effects of innovative technologies on learning.

John’s research

Maria is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. Her scholarship is balanced between education and library science with two research concentrations: one in the use of educational media to support literacy development and the other in library programming and services for children.

Maria is currently serving as the principal investigator on a three-year research project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services designed to investigate public library story time programs. She is a former school librarian and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of School Librarians.

Maria’s research