CETPA is proud to partner with the K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) on the Technical Assistance and Professional Development Project (TAPD). This program targets IT Professionals and other LEA staff for no-cost training and tools in Network Management, Cybersecurity, Procurement, and Diagnostics
. These opportunities are provided via both live events and online courses.
The TAPD event calendar is updated regularly as new courses are added.
The project is funded via state grant through June 30, 2020, for professional development and technical assistance within K-12 schools. K12HSN was selected to help organize this important work in a way that leverages existing resources and partners.
The TAPD program began with a statewide survey of professionals within districts to create four domains of focus:
Design, implementation, management and maintenance of local area and wide area networks through wired and wireless connections.
Proactive protection of data privacy, student information systems and core services from theft, damage and disruption through hardware, software and the Internet.
The acquisition of services, products and contracts, including through subsidy programs such as E-rate (Federal) and CTF (California).
Active monitoring and diagnostic tools aimed at helping technologists manage, maintain and protect their systems and evaluate usage, bottlenecks and threats.
Specific TAPD inquiries can be directed to:
Laurel Nava, CETPA Director of Education & Events