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Drew McAllister, Education Technology Architect of GadellNet Technology Solutions recently, earned the Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) designation by passing a rigorous certification exam.

“The engineers and consultants at GadellNet have decades of collective technology experience in education, both in the K12 and higher education environments.  As we have shepherded schools with technology planning and project completion, I’ve seen the principles outlined in the CETL applied and lived out by our team.  More than just a certification I’ve completed, I think this CETL represents what I’ve picked up through working with a group of such talented and collaborative people,” explained Drew McAllister.

The CETL certification, awarded by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), signifies that Drew McAllister has mastered the knowledge and skills needed to bring 21st century technology to our K-12 school systems.

“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.

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.

The CETL certification is awarded by the Consortium for School Networking. 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.

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