COETAIL is a 5-course certificate program designed by, and for, educators. Grounded in the ISTE Standards and following a cohort model, COETAILers become ’empowered professionals’ and ‘learning catalysts’ in an authentic, practical, project-based learning environment.

The 18-month program is composed of five courses to help you explore the importance of learning with technology for today’s students. Each course is 6-weeks long, requiring an average of 6-10 hours per week. You will be guided through the courses by an instructor dedicated to your cohort.

  • Course 1: Ourselves as Learners
  • Course 2: Literacy in Today’s World
  • Course 3: Visual Literacy: Effective Collaborators & Communicators
  • Course 4: Learner-Driven Instruction
  • Course 5: Alive in the Classroom: Application of Innovative Pedagogy

These courses follow a linear pattern and build upon the foundations built in previous courses. You will learn to develop the habit of staying on top of the current trends in curriculum and assessment while reflecting on your learning throughout the program. COETAIL is unique in that the material is designed so that you can immediately apply what you learn in your classroom and school.

Seeing technology as an enhancement, and not a burden. I understand that technology can be used to transform student learning. I also am grateful for the connections that I’ve made through COETAIL. ~ Online 8 grad

Educators from around the world come together to learn in a COETAIL cohort. Because participants and instructors are spread across the globe, the program is flexible to meet your needs. You will complete weekly assignments while engaging with your cohort on your own schedule.

Your time is valuable and we honor that by creating a schedule that gives you time for holidays and vacations. Courses 1 and 3 are six weeks long while Courses 2 and 4 are seven weeks long, giving you time to take a fall and spring break whenever fits your schedule. Course 5 is a full semester allowing you can incorporate your final project into your curriculum.

Need continuing education credits? We’ve got you covered! COETAIL can be completed for continuing education credits through Heritage Institute or can be taken for no credit.

COETAIL has given me the confidence to try out lots of new things. It has been an incredibly positive experience for me and I recommend it for every teacher. ~Online 9 COETAIL grad

COETAIL is for any educator who is interested in learning & growing through a community approach. All educators are welcome – young & ‘old,’ tech-savvy & apprehensive, experienced & new-to-education, classroom teachers & leadership.

Download our course overview to learn more about the COETAIL program!