Technology Management Advancement Program

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Program Overview

The Technology Management Advancement Program (TMAP) is a rigorous education program for new and experienced technology professionals currently at or aspiring to the managerial level in K-12 technology. The program builds on traditional management skills and progresses into technology leadership foundations.

This program is also designed to be a preparatory course for those interested in pursuing the Chief Technology Officer Mentor Program (CTOM) in future years. Concepts are aligned to the CTOM Program curriculum and some facilitators also instruct for the program.

Program Description

The program is a cohort-based model, and candidates will build a professional network that continues after completion of the program. Approximately two-thirds of the content will be completed online, including online learning activities and engagement opportunities with cohort members. Facilitated sessions will take place virtually approximately every two weeks. 

Each module will require up to 12 hours of independent work in addition to live sessions. Most of the work will be self-paced with the exception of select assignments that serve as preparation to live sessions. 

Assignments will include business writing, analysis, and basic report preparation. A presentation to peers will be incorporated into final program requirements.

Modules

  • Module 1: K-12 Technology Management
    • This module addresses the unique K-12 environment as well as how you as a technology manager can increase the effectiveness of your role.
  • Module 2: Technology Administration
    • This modules examines the priorities for K-12 technolgy departments, including technology procurement and service lifecycle management.
  • Module 3: Team Management
    • This module focuses on building an effective team and navigating the role transition from peer to manager.
  • Module 4: Technology Systems
    • This module concentrates on the intersecting systems managed in K-12 technology, including cybersecurity, multi-device management, and project management.
  • Module 5: Next Level Technology Leadership
    • This module builds on the skills required to communicate effectively both internally and externally. 
Program Pilot

The first cohort of 2022 will participate in a pilot program and will receive a significant discount on the program fee. The first cohort is limited to 15 candidates. In the future, the program will be offered at least once per year. Future cohorts may also require one or more in-person sessions. The 2022 tuition fee of $1,000 includes content, instruction, materials, and initial certification fee.

Program Certification

Completion of the program requirements and passing scores on assignments will result in a professional certification and badge. The initial certification period is two years, and must be renewed annually thereafter by completing additional professional development and CITE activities. 

Program Dates and Times

The overall program will take place from September 8, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Specific dates and times are listed below.

September 8, 2022: 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Kickoff)

September 16, 2022: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

September 30, 2022:4:30pm - 6:30pm

October 7, 2022: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

October 14, 2022: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

October 21, 2022: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

October 28, 2022: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

November 4, 2022: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

November 18, 2022: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

December 9, 2022: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Optional Session

November 29 or 30, 2022 Time TBD

This is a live session at the CITE Annual Conference which will serve as a resource for the final capstone assignment. Candidates unable to attend the conference or attend this particular session will be able to view a recording after the conference.

Program Application

Candidates must complete a brief online program application and provide at least one recommendation (supervisor is preferred). Applications will be evaluated by the CITE Education Programs Committee. Should we receive more applications than we have spots available, the Committee will select based on written goals for the program.

Applications are due by September 5, 2022

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