Professional Development Opportunity for K-12 School IT Leaders

Professional Development Opportunity for K-12 School IT Leaders

K-12 school IT leaders often don’t have time to take a breath during the school year. Between managing student devices, district cybersecurity, and the implementation of edtech solutions mandated by the district, it can be non-stop. But like their counterparts in the classroom, it can be really important for school IT leaders to be given opportunities for professional development. These opportunities help you remain competitive in your profession while also providing the best possible support to your district. Professional development for K-12 school IT leaders offers many benefits.

Enhanced Technological Proficiency

Professional development can help K-12 IT leaders stay aware of the latest technology and security challenges facing districts. With this knowledge, they can advocate for the best policies and investments in resources that ensure that both teachers and students have access to the tools they need to succeed in the 21st century.

Improved Network Security for the District

We know that schools are a prominent target for cybercriminals.  School IT leaders need to be well-versed in the latest security protocols and measures. Professional development opportunities can ensure that you have an understanding of the kinds of threats your school might face – and how to reduce the risk.

Increased Efficiency and Cost Savings

Professional development helps school IT leaders develop and polish their skillsets, which results in the ability to more efficiently streamline operations and manage resources.

Fostering Innovation

Ongoing professional development among school IT leaders encourages a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. IT leaders who stay informed about the latest trends and tools are more likely to feel comfortable implementing new technologies that can revolutionize the educational process, from personalized learning environments to advanced data analytics.

Job Satisfaction and Retention

Investing in professional development for K-12 school IT leaders can lead to increased job satisfaction and higher retention rates among IT staff, which can be incredibly meaningful in a profession in which there are always shortages. When IT leaders feel supported and valued through opportunities for growth and development, they are more likely to stay committed to their roles, reducing turnover and maintaining stability within the IT department.

GG4L Supports Professional Development for K-12 School IT Leaders

As a public benefit corporation, one of our primary initiatives is career readiness, for both students and IT professionals, which is why GG4L offers the Certified Data Privacy Administrator (CDPA) program to K-12 school IT leaders. This program, which consists of four modules, is available for free to school IT leaders. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Learn more and sign up now by visiting

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