ELLI Program

Embrace EdTech Innovation and Amplify Collaboration

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ELLI Program

CA State Certificate of Achievement as in Emerging Educational Technology Leadership PLUS 12 Quarter Units from Foothill College

This program is currently under review and will reopen for applications at a later date.

Program Cost

No tuition for CA residents ($75 Registration fee required upon acceptance)

Out-of-State and International Residents: $2500

Program Location


Program Details

Start Date: 01/01/2022

End Date: 03/30/2023

Application Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Completed Administrator Support Form
  • $75 Registration Fee (upon acceptance)
ELLI Program - Emerging Leaders in Learning Innovation

This program is currently under review and will reopen for applications at a later date.

ELLI provides a path for classroom teachers, instructional coaches, TOSAs, and emerging teacher-leaders to explore instructional leadership without going down the traditional path of administration. If teaching is what you love, then you shouldn’t have to sacrifice it to be a change agent. The program will incorporate research, best practices in the classroom, and best practices in a professional setting

Program Advantages

  • Grant-funded professional learning – We keep educator’s budgets in mind.
  • Cohort-based Learning Model – Connect with an intimate group of educators impacting change right alongside each other.
  • Job-Embedded – Develop materials and projects you can use with your learners right now.
  • Community – Join a supportive, mentor-based community of like-minded individuals.

Is this program right for you?

  • Do you have a desire to lead other educators but aren’t interested in pursuing site or district administration right now?
  • Are you passionate about technology integration and ready to share that more formally with other educators?
  • Do you have a impactful project burning a hole in your back pocket and want the time, space, and inspiration to make that real?

Why I <3 KCI

  • The community that I built through both MERIT and ELLI has inspired and empowered me to become a better educator. Whenever I participate in a KCI program, I always leave with more knowledge on how to better support my students and more confidence to push the boundaries of education, both in my classroom and at my site.

    — Misty Kluesner, MERIT Alumnus

  • I am participating in ELLI, my 6th program at KCI. KCI is a place where like minded innovators converge. KCI programs promote lifetime learning and support your growth as an educator, collaborator, leader and human. Once you take one you will be hooked.

    — Sarah Williams, MERIT Alumnus

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