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Cohort 21

2022 - 2023: Season 11 

Registration Form

This registration process will likely take 20 minutes to complete. We recommend preparing your answers in another document before submitting them to this form.

*** At this time this PD opportunity is only open to CIS Ontario members schools and educators.


Welcome and thank you for expressing interest in joining Cohort 21. Its mission 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. 

We are excited to announce that Season 11 of Cohort 21 will be returning to a face to face format for the 2022-2023 academic year.  We will be incorporating all the learning from the last two years to augment the experience and provide new ways to deepen the inquiry and action process. 

Professional learning communities like this one are more important than ever. If you are looking for support, inspiration and a professional learning community to support you this year please take a moment to review this infographic before moving on with the registration process.

Cohort 21 is not your typical professional development. Being a member of Cohort 21 means committing to an eight month process of professional growth and inquiry. As a member:

  • You will be engaged in a highly personalized learning experience supported by an active community of educators

  • You will take part in four face to face sessions held at different locations (Live or Virtual, if necessary)

  • You will participate on social media platforms (Twitter, your own Cohort 21 Blog)

  • You will use Design Thinking to support your Action Plan process

  • You will engage in your own personalized Action plan

It will be a transformative experience for you. Don't take our word for it, click here to hear from the Cohort 21 alumni who have gone through the program before you.

Committing to Cohort 21 - Season 11 (2022-2023) means committing to the following four face-to-face sessions (while we understand that your role at your school is the priority, we believe that with careful planning and collaboration, these dates should be non-negotiable for you and your curriculum leader. As much as possible, these sessions should take precedence over events that come up, such as coaching requirements).

Saturday, October 1st

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: The York School

Saturday, November 19th

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Havergal College

Friday, January 20th OR Saturday, January 21st

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Friday, April 21st OR Saturday, April 22nd

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location TBA

***Please book these dates into your calendar now to ensure they do not conflict with other school events. Attendance at the face to face sessions are ESSENTIAL to maximizing your learning experience.

***The final dates for the last two sessions will be determined by the will of the group and/or possible locations. Only one of Friday or Saturday will be the final confirmed date. The ambiguity now is to allow some flexibility once the program gets underway and to allow for input from the participants. 

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 11 (2022-2023) 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 completing the form below you are agreeing to the above dates and expectations and have been approved by your Curriculum Leader and/or Head of School to join Cohort 21 for the 2022-2023 academic year. You and your direct supervisor also understand that the cost of this professional development is $975 which will be billed to your school in October 2022 by CIS Ontario.

As this program has a capacity limits registrations are not refundable.

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Twitter Account
 
Please register for a Twitter account and include your Twitter username below.  If you already have one then there is no need to create a new account please use the same one.
 

Google

We use Google products throughout the Cohort 21 process so it is essential that you register for a Gmail address. If you have a personal Gmail account or your school email is already with Google we encourage you to use that.

Podcast

Please subscribe to the Teaching Tomorrow Podcast on your phone. We use it to disseminate Cohort 21 News and feature guest interviews throughout the year.

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We are looking forward to meeting you in October. If you have any questions, please direct them admin@cohort21.com.

 

CIS Ontario Member Portal

If you do not have a CIS Ontario Member Portal login, please complete this profile form. You may also use this form if you have changed roles and need access to different Role-Based Networks.

COVID-19 Precautions 

As a precaution for our peers and colleagues, CIS Ontario encourages attendees to take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) within 24 hours prior to the event whether they have symptoms or not. 

In addition, please note these expectations:

  1. If you are feeling unwell and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.

  2. If you have been unwell, the current provincial directive is to fully isolate for 5 days starting the day after testing positive, and then for an additional 24 hrs symptom-free for a total of at least 7 days. Please note some individuals will continue to have symptoms beyond 7 days and are likely still contagious if they have any persisting symptoms.

  3. Once you are symptom-free after having COVID-19, you are required to mask when interacting with others in public settings for an additional 5 days. 

  4. CIS Ontario promotes a mask friendly professional learning and student programs environment for its member school events. The association encourages the use of masks indoors when proper ventilation and physical distancing is not possible and encourages the use of outdoor venues when available and the weather permits.  

  5. We ask everyone to be respectful and supportive of strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Cancellation Policy
CIS Ontario reserves the right to cancel a program if there is insufficient enrollment. In this unlikely situation, participants will be notified in advance of the event and given a full refund, if a fee was charged. CIS Ontario, however, cannot be responsible for any additional financial obligations that the participant may incur because of the cancellation.

Participant Lists
Please note, participant lists that include contact details will be shared with other participants of the event and this may include organizations/vendors if there is a sponsorship component.

Refund Policy
Refunds will be granted in full, four weeks prior to the program, assuming you cannot find a replacement participant within your institution. A $50.00 processing fee will apply. Cancellations should be emailed to the attention of Sheri Little (slittle@cisontario.ca). If cancelling within the four week period a refund will be at the Association’s discretion. Weather-related refunds will not be granted.

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