Welcome to Cohort 21

CIS Ontario is excited to announce an innovative new professional learning opportunity for its member schools. Cohort 21 seeks to build a community of passionate and like-minded independent school educators who are looking to explore what it means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Registration is close for this year but check back often to read the member blogs and join in the conversation.

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  Tonight (April 16th, 2014) we had a great conversation with Anthony Chuter, Tim Rollwagen, Justin Medved and Garth Nichols. It covered the range of what Digital Citizenship is, and what an effective scope and sequence would be to integrate it into our schools’ culture, and specific strategies to help shift the culture to take […]

April is upon us and with it the promise of a spring thaw. April also brings with it the final Cohort 21 face 2 face session and the close of this professional learning experience. Where has the year gone??  We at Cohort 21 have really been enjoying your posts and updates over the past month. […]

Cohort members, It has been a month since our last Face 2 Face Session and so much has happened locally as well as globally. The Olympics came and went and many of us have been through our winter whirlwind of exams, reports and parent teacher interviews. Online our community has been busy. The Cohort blogs […]

Janelle Watson is highly engaged and experienced colleague of mine. Her life-long learning journey has landed her, currently at OISE, where she, along with Maria Weber, are exploring the citizenship piece within on line communities. She has generously agreed to share her findings with Cohort 21 to make us think about how we are going […]

Anthony Chuter is an ICT specialist who works at Bayview Glen School teaching students and teachers about effective technology use. When I first met Anthony it was his enthusiasm and interest in all things technology that was a great support for Jesse Denison, one of the first Cohort 21 members from Bayview Glen.  I’ve been […]

Our third face 2 face session was held on Jan 24th at MaRS Commons. This “non-schooly” location was chosen for the very fact that is it center of innovation for Canada. The day went quickly as all members of the cohort participated in thinking and contributing to the conversation about 21st Century Education. Members arrived to […]

Cohort members, 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year and it is all kicking off with our third face to face session on Friday January 24th at 9am. MaRs is presenting us with a great opportunity to be in a space that is not a school, but is highly focused on growing and exploring […]

Can you believe it has been only been two and a half weeks since we last got together. In school time that can seem like a lifetime ago. With holidays around the corner we wanted to give you a quick Cohort  21 update so you could do some thinking over the next two weeks right […]

Cohort 21′s second F2F session at BSS was a great success. As members began to fill the room from different parts of the province, the excitement began to build, as did the sense of community. The three Google Hangout sessions that we had between our first F2F and this, seemed to really bring people together, […]

Cohort 21 Members, We are less than a week away from our second face 2 face session at BSS. Last night the facilitators all met in a Google Hangout and laid the foundation for another uber-edu-experience that we hope you will enjoy. As part of that planning process we felt it would be helpful to […]

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