Face to Face meetings


Kickoff - Dublin: October 1, 2010

Kickoff - Dallas: September 13, 2010


Culminating Celebration -Dublin: April 29, 2011

Culminating Celebration- Dallas: May 16, 2011


Global Kickoff - October 22th 9:30AM EST (8:30Central)
Global Culminating Celebration- May 26-28


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.
  • 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


Year 1 Elluminate Sessions- Times offered -11:00am-1:00pm or 5:00pm-7:00pm EST (10am -12pm or 4pm -6pm Central Time) Attend one.



Date: 10/27/10 - Session #1: 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.


Sign Up Here

Date: 12/15/10 - Session #2: 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. Project introduced during webinar.


Date: 1/31/11 - Session #3: 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.


Date: 3/1/11 - Session #4: Project Workshop and Building Community This session looks at how to build community and scale all that you have learned to others in your schools and regions. 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.


Sign your team up for Session 4


Date: 4/27/11- Session #5: Long Range Planning and Implementation Working with school teams to develop a collective vision and implementation plan to build momentum for change in their schools and districts.


  • NOTE: If none of the dates for a particular session works for a team or individual, one can choose from a master schedule of other cohorts. This is discouraged but we realize it may be necessary in some cases. The master calendar will be linked here soon .


Cross Cohort Team Leader meetings

March 8 6:00PM EDT
May 3 6:00PM EDT

Cross Cohort Fellows Meetings

March 8 7:30PN EDT
May 3 7:30PM EDT

Year 2 Webinars in Elluminate (Times in Eastern)

October 5th 4:00 - 6:00 Introduction to Inquiry Driven Approaches

November 30th 4:30 - 6:00 Guidelines for Planning and Designing

January 11th 4:30 - 6:00 Student Directed/Passion Based Learning Experiences

March 1st 4:30 - 6:00 Managing the Process

April 25th 4:30 - 6:00 Assessment and Evaluation