T21 Cohort Overview
Teaching for the 21st Century (T21) is an ongoing program that will provide professional development through face-to-face workshops, live webinars, and online learning modules over the course of year one, with continued facilitated support in year two. This program is provided in collaboration with EdTech Teacher - see edtechteacher.org. The purpose of this program is to provide a cohort of teachers with a solid understanding of 21st century teaching skills. Cohort participants will serve as teacher leaders in their schools to promote the use of instructional technology.
The 2016/17 program will focus on digital citizenship and web-based tools for communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking (4Cs) with a spotlight on Google Apps for Education using Google Chromebooks. 21st Century isn't just about the technology - it's also about the thinking. A major cohort goal will be for teachers to develop projects that will help students learn key academic content while practicing 21st century skills and to begin the process of developing digital portfolios.
What’s in it for educators?
Cohort Participants are expected to do the following:
Principals of participating schools are expected to do the following:
Principals must document the above expectations by submitting this form as a condition of requisition approval.
Up to 25 teachers will be chosen to participate in the 2016/17 cohort based on 1.) teacher commitment 2.) principal commitment 3.) formation of a school team and 4.) a school technology goal. Please see the checklist for selection of cohort. Participants who answer YES to all items will be given preference. If more than 5 educators per school apply, participants will be chosen through random selection.