Dear Cohort 21 Members,

We have just returned from the CIS Ontario Curriculum Leaders’ Conference where we presented on what Cohort 21 is, but also what YOU have been working towards and what YOU have accomplished so far. Thus buzz was incredible! You can see our PREZI that we used HERE.

 

We wanted to send this out to remind you, build excitement, and motivate you through the last few weeks of April prior to our April 27th Face-to-Face at Royal St Georges. Read Garth’s Post  to find out what a few of your members have been doing.

We want to make the final face-2-face session as engaging as possible while giving everyone a chance to share their learning and action plan. To that end:

1) You don’t need to come to any formal conclusions

2) You don’t need to create any formal findings about your teaching

3) You DO need to reflect on your action plan in a final blog post.

4) You DO need to create a presentation to summarize your work throughout the year that can be digitally presented on the website and share it with us by Friday, April 26th.

**** We will send out further sharing instructions closer to the date***

Every presentation must have the following components:

– Who are You? Name, School, Role, Twitter Handle, Google + Handle, Blog URL, 140 characters to summarize your Teaching philosophy

– Your Action Plan: Your action in the form of a tweet. Feel free to refine the one you made during the third face-2-face session. If it has changed, no problem, include it here. Put it in quotes or take a screen cap of a real tweet. The aim is to have you distill your action plan down into its essential elements.

– What did you Learn? In this slide you will share three key learning takeaways that you realized from your action plan experience. NB you only have this space to share it. Make it concise and meaningful (this will be difficult to do.. 🙂

– Reflect on your Cohort 21 Experience.What is your big take away from being a part of this experience? Reflect on how you experienced the Learning style, Collaboration opportunities, Empowerment?  Challenges? Use this space to reflect on your  Cohort 21 experience. Imagine it is your grad quote. Looking back on your year what parting thoughts do you leave with?

This presentation can take on different forms:

1) HERE is a Google Presentation Template that you can adopt and make your own.

2) It can be a youtube video of you reviewing your blog narrating your journey.

3) It can be a prezi or any other cloud based presentation tool. It must be embeddable

Be prepared to share your presentation with others in the Cohort in an informal process.


 

EXPERIENCE A GOOGLE+ HANGOUT!

On Wednesday April 17th, you are invited to Hangout with Garth & Justin via Goolge+ as we look for some input on what the final face-2-face will look and feel like. If you’re interested send us an Email, and we will get you set up and ready to go.

You would want to Hangout to get support on your action plan, your presentation, to ask questions, and/or to share something you’ve done, read, watched or heard. Maybe you want to just experiment with a Google+ Hangout? Or maybe you just miss the Cohort members!

We hope to “see” you then!


 

Details of Saturday April 27th :

RSGC Information here

9:00 – 9:30: Registration and mingle

9:30 – 9:45: Introduction and Review of the Agenda

9:45 – 11:00: Sharing of Action Plans

11:00 – 11:30: Final Reflections Blogging & Exit Survey

11:30 – 12:00: Final Wrap-Up and Next Steps in the Cohort

12:00 – 12:45: Lunch

12:45 – Celebration Libations

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