Cohort 21 is not your typical professional development. It's a highly personalized learning experience supported by an active community of educators. Being a member of Cohort 21 means committing to an eight-month process of professional growth and inquiry. The Cohort 21 experience is facilitated through four face-to-face sessions that are interconnected through rich online collaboration, blogging and conversation.
Cohort 21 was born in 2012 when 20 passionate educators came together one Saturday morning to talk and think about the future of education. We may have grown and the world has changed around us but the mission is still the same: 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 tools.
In Season 12 we hope to bring educators together from across the CIS Ontario community. Schools are encouraged to send more than one educator from their school if they are working on a school-wide initiative. Curriculum leaders are also encouraged to be involved and are invited to each of the Face to Face sessions on September 30, November 18, February 2, and May 3.
As a member, YOU WILL:
- be engaged in a highly personalized learning experience supported by an active community of educators.
- take part in four face to face sessions held at different locations
- participate on social media platforms (Twitter, your own Cohort 21 Blog)
- use Design Thinking to support your Action Plan process
- engage in your own personalized Action Plan.
Click here to read feedback from the Cohort 21 alumni who have successfully completed the programme.
CIS Ontario members, register for Season 12.
To receive timely information on our professional learning events, student programs and news relevant to our community of educators, educational staff and administrators, please ensure you are listed as a member in our database. All employees of our member schools are automatically entitled to CIS Ontario membership.
If you do not, please fill out this brief membership form.