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CETPA builds upon partnership opportunities that support its members and supporters in all California schools and districts.

Sacramento, Calif., August 31, 2017

Beginning in August 2017, California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) has launched a new affiliate partnership with the The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), in collaboration and support of the interests and needs of state education agency leaders with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations across California schools.

The two organizations have demonstrated similar priorities in working together to bring out leadership, inspiration and empowerment of IT leaders in K-12 environments throughout the state, as part of a larger strategic initiative to build a future ready landscape and make innovative leaps in technology education. This new affiliate partnership opportunity also aims to enhance CETPA member benefits and enhance the way technology is adopted and implemented through IT leaders in districts and schools, and state education agencies.

“SETDA’s members are from all over the country and the partnership will bring a national perspective to CETPA members,” said Andrea Bennett, Executive Director for CETPA. “This partnership will support both organizations’ efforts to advance education through technology for all students.”


This new partnership is part of a 21st Century approach to education that is transforming schools in the state of California through the use of technology. The collaboration and support of local, regional and statewide leaders in the education community is critical to increase rates of student success and achievement. Successful partnerships require the involvement and contributions of education leaders and organizations like SETDA and CETPA who can ensure that IT professionals and decision makers in California’s EdTech community have the tools and support they need to execute on all levels and further the missions of both organizations.

The SETDA mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association, SETDA was established by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations.  To learn more about the SETDA, visit the website at: http://www.setda.org/.


California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit membership and advocacy non-profit membership based organization. As an EdTech pioneer, CETPA is the longest standing association of its kind, and the only one dedicated to IT support and leadership in the EdTech community. Established in 1960, CETPA has provided more than 60 years of dedicated service to its members and improvements in the State of California K-12 and K-20 public education system. The organization aims to further the mission to lead, develop, and support educational technologists and organizations that foster student success. To learn more about CETPA and the programs, events, the EdTech industry trade journal, or the popular annual conference, please visit the website at: http://cetpa.net/. ###