A community approach to learning

Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy

Education is in a constant state of change.

  • Have you ever felt surprised by your students?
  • Do you wonder how to navigate the nuances of a highly connected world?
  • Do you want to feel confident using technology in your classroom?
  • Has your classroom been polarized by social media and bias?
  • Are you ready to make authentic connections with educators around the world?

Transition from a state of feeling overwhelmed to a state of confidently knowing how and when to enhance learning engagements with technology. 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 learning for all students.

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

COETAIL Online 12

COETAIL Online 12

Stackable Certificate Program

Registration closes February 1, 2020.

COETAIL program begins February 3, 2020.

COETAIL program ends May 16, 2021.

What do our graduates say? 

Listen as Matt McGrady, an art and design 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.*

Is COETAIL for you?

Inside Early Childhood 


  • 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. 

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Inside Elementary 


  • 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. 

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Inside Middle School 



  • 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 


  • 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 



  • 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



  • 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.

How might student learning be transformed in your classroom?

See how COETAILers implement innovative pedagogy!

Meet our current COETAILers!

COETAIL Online 11 Cohort

Learning in the COETAIL program is a social endeavor and occurs through a cohort model, instantly giving you access to a new, supportive community focused on student learning.


Registration for COETAIL Online12

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Why 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; and
  • How we would respond if someone asked us why they should join the COETAIL community!

No obligation, register your interest for COETAIL Online 12

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  Be the first to receive COETAIL updates AND get one of our most popular digital downloads Does it Pass the CARP Test? FREE!  

Course 2 of the COETAIL Program is all about Literacy in Today's World. Being able to evaluate information resources is one of the vital digital literacy skills needed in today's classroom. Teach your students the CARP test, use our CARP Infographic PLUS printables and get access to a short explanation video with support notes!  

Meet the COETAIL Team

Online 12 Facilitator

Joel Bevans

In 2015, Joel was part of COETAIL Online 5 cohort. It changed the way that he thought about education and made him rethink the why, how, and what of teaching and learning.  

He is currently the Elementary Curriculum Coordinator at the International School of Panama. Joel supports educators in planning an inquiry-based, concept-driven curriculum that encourages students to make connections in their learning and become independent and self-reliant thinkers. Joel uses the power of technology, Project Zero, and progressive education ideas to redefine and transform learning for students and lead professional learning opportunities for all members of the school community.  

Joel is passionate about making the world a smaller place and building empathy by giving students opportunities to connect, collaborate and create with other students around the world. For his Course 5 final project, Joel created a Travelling Tales, a global storytelling project, which has connected more than 5,000 students in more than 300 classrooms from more than 30 different countries.  

Joel lives in Panama City with his wife and three daughters.  

Lissa Layman

Lissa was part of the Online 13-14 cohort and joined the Eduro Learning team as the COETAIL Managing Director in 2017. She loves that her role has expanded to Eduro’s Director of Curriculum & Instruction which has allowed her to support the redefinition of professional learning and impact teaching and learning around the world. Lissa enjoys exploring how we might best use social media to share what’s happening at Eduro and connect with our diverse audience.  

This year, she has been focused on updating our COETAIL curriculum. With this newest evolution of COETAIL, we are authentically embedding opportunities for COETAILers to engage with the themes of diversity and social justice in order to better serve ALL learners in their classrooms. 

Lissa lives in Beijing with her husband.

Eduro Learning

We are in relentless pursuit of better professional learning. We cultivate a culture where learners are honored because we believe they deserve customized, relevant, authentic learning experiences. We commit to doing professional learning better, because ‘good enough’ has never been the story of how change is made. Learn more about us!

COETAIL Program Overview

COETAIL is a 5-course certificate 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.

COETAIL Online 12

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


Peek inside the COETAIL experience!

Course Schedule

Orientation: Feb 3 - Feb 9, 2020

Course 1: Feb 10 - Mar 22, 2020

Course 2: Mar 30 - May 17, 2020

Course 3: Sept 7 - Oct 25, 2020

Course 4: Nov 2 - Dec 13, 2020

Course 5: Feb 1 - May 16, 2021

Your Program, Your Journey 

Stackable Certificates

Choose one, two, or all three!


Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy

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

US$600 per course

  • 100% online via coetail.com
  • 5 courses
  • 1 blog
  • 1.5 years blog hosting (+$50)
  • Dedicated COETAIL Facilitator
  • Completion Certificate for 250 hours of Professional Development
  • $200 non-refundable orientation fee, deducted from Course 5
  • Payment spread out over duration of program
  • Alternative payment plans available by arrangement


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

US$600 per course

  • Includes everything in COETAIL as well as...
  • Integrated Google for Education Trainer content
  • Option for stackable certificate via Google for Education Trainer Exam (Extra cost approx. $25-$40) 


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. 

US$850 per course

  • Includes everything in COETAIL as well as...
  • 21 Continuing Education Credits through Heritage Institute