Cohort 21 Registration Form 2020-2021
***This registration process will likely take 20 minutes to complete. We recommend preparing your answers in another document before submitting them to this form.
*** This PD opportunity is only open to CIS Ontario members schools
Welcome! Thank you for expressing interest in Cohort 21. The mission of this professional development initiative is to build a community of passionate CIS Ontario educators who are interested in refining and redesigning their practice through the exploration of new pedagogies, ideas and learning tools. If this sounds like something that appeals to you then please take a moment to review this infographic before moving on with the registration process.
Cohort 21 is not your typical professional development. It is a highly personalized learning experience supported by an active community of educators. Being a member of Cohort 21 means committing to a eight month process of professional growth and inquiry. The Cohort 21 experience is facilitated through four face to face sessions (if deemed acceptable by Government and Public Health Agencies, if not then meetings will be shifted to virtual sessions) that are interconnected through rich online collaboration, blogging and conversation. Using social media platforms (Twitter,Google, your own Cohort 21 Blog) and a Design Thinking framework you will connect and engage in a personalizedaction plan. This structured inquiry into the refinement of your practice will hopefully yield a valuable professional learning experience for both you and your students. But don’t take our word for it. Click here to hear from the Cohort 21 alumni who have gone through the programme before you.
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Committing to Cohort 21 - Season 9 (2020-2021) means committing to the following four face-to-face sessions:
Saturday, October 3rd
The York School
8:30 - 3:30
Saturday, November 21st
8:30 - 3:30
Friday, January 15th
8:30 - 3:30
Friday, April 16th
Location Trinity College School
8:30 - 3:30
***Please book these dates into your calendar now to ensure they do not conflict with other school events. Attendance at the face to face session is ESSENTIAL to maximizing your learning experience.
Beyond just showing up physically; Cohort 21 is about committing to pushing your practice and professional thinking in new directions. It is about making the time to DO & TRY something new. It is about taking a risk and challenging your assumptions about teaching and learning. Cohort 21 is uniquely set up to support you in this process as a highly engaged team of CIS Ontario facilitators and coaches are available throughout the year to help support you in your Action Plan. All that we expect is that you bring with you a “Growth Mindset” and the willingness to trust the process. Committing to Cohort 21- Season 9 (2020-2021) also means committing to reflecting on your learning through your very own Cohort 21 blog, participating in regular Twitter Chats and supporting other Cohort 21 members through comments on their blogs between these face-to-face sessions.
By filling out the fields below you are agreeing to the above dates and expectation and have been approved by your Curriculum Leader and/or Head of School to join Cohort 21 for the 2020-2021 academic year. You and your direct supervisor also understand that the cost of this professional development is $875 which will be billed to your school in October 2020 by CIS Ontario.
***ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE***