Face to Face meetings

Kickoff -

Ohio: Sept. 18, 2009

Houston Independent: Sept. 21, 2009

Culminating Celebration -

Ohio: May 6, 2010

Houston Independent: April 12, 2010

Elluminate Webinars

  • The online webinar sessions will be held the virtual meeting environment "Elluminate". Prior to each session, your Team Leader will be given a web link to share with all team members. This link will enable one to download the software and access the virtual meeting space.
  • To attend the meeting participants will need a computer with a a high speed Internet connection and headset with a mic.
  • It works best if Team Leaders are available to help get all team members logged in a few hours before the scheduled meeting to troubleshoot any glitches in advance.
  • Someone will be available one hour prior to each Elluminate meeting to help make logging in a success.
  • It also helps if teams are not in the same room during the Elluminate sessions, however, it is doable, (a bit annoying), but doable if you have a headset.

Times: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET and 4:15 - 6:15 p.m. ET - Choose one session to attend

7:00 - 9:00 a.m. CT and 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. CT - Choose one session to attend

October 5- Session #1: Setting the Stage: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
What is 21st Century learning? Why is it important? This session introduces the context, research and trends shaping the current shifts.

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December 1 - Session #2: Network Literacy: Sharing, Cooperation and Collective Action
This session moves team members from talking about 21st century learning to examining some specific tools and how they are used to promote the building of Personal Learning Networks for sharing, cooperation, and collective action.

January 11 - Session #3: Network Driven Inquiry: Technological Pedagogy in Action
This session takes a closer look at the pedagogy involved in using web-based strategies to support passion-based and inquiry-driven approaches to learning. Project introduced during webinar.

February 8 - Session #4: Project Workshop and Building Community
This session looks at how to build community and scale all that you have learned to others in your schools and regions. Teams have an opportunity to get feedback on their emerging team projects as well as showcase, reflect, and celebrate the success and outcomes of their learning.

April 19 - Session #5: Long Range Planning and Implementation
Working with school teams to develop a collective vision and implementation plan to build momentum for change in their schools and districts.

NOTE: If none of the dates for a particular Module works for a team or individual, one can choose from a master schedule of other cohorts. This is discouraged but we realize it may be necessary in some cases. The master calendar will be linked here soon.