Face to Face meetings

Kickoff- July 23, 2009

Culminating Celebration- November 16, 2009

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. We will also send the link out via NING's broadcast tool. So everyone will get an invite that way too.
  • 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: 4-5:30pm & 8-9:30pm

August 4: 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.

August 31: Reconceptualizing 1-1 Learning- This session will explore the ways in which we can take advantage of ubiquitous connections to information, tools and people online.

September 15: 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.

October 12: 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. Also: Project Feedback--School 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.

October 29: Building Community – This session looks at how to build community and scale all that you have learned to others in your schools and regions.