Culminating Event April 20, 2009

General Information

  • 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.
  • Each team member will need a computer with a a high speed Internet connection and headset with a mic for each session. It works best if Team Leaders are available to help all team members log in a few hours before the scheduled meeting time. This will identify any issues to troubleshoot in advance.
  • Someone from PLP will be available one hour prior to each Elluminate session to help make logging in a success.
  • Team members should not be in the same room during the Elluminate sessions because of audio feedback; however, it is doable (a bit annoying) as long as you each have headsets.
  • Note: The IND-PLP cohort will be attending the Elluminate sessions with the International Cohort to allow the two cohorts to network. If we see this doesn't work for any reason we will adjust.

Curriculum Modules


Module 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.

  • October 1, 2008 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) or 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) These two choices are primarily for the U.S. schools in the IND-PLP and International Cohorts. If this day and time does not work for your school, then please consider participating during one of the Australian/New Zealand session date and times
  • Alternative Dates and Times: October 27 and 28, 2008 5:30-7:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) or 9 p.m.-11pm (Eastern Time) These sessions are primarily designed for the Australian/NZ schools. They should be considered as secondary alternatives for U.S. teams or individuals that cannot make the October 1 session.

Module 2 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.
  • December 15, 2008 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) or 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) These two choices are primarily for the U.S. schools in the IND-PLP and International Cohorts. If this day and time does not work for your school, then please consider participating during one of the Australian/New Zealand session date and times
  • Alternative Dates and Times: Nov. 25 and 26, 2008 6:30-8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) or 10 p.m.-12 midnight (Eastern Time) These sessions are primarily designed for the Australian/NZ schools. They should be considered as secondary alternatives for U.S. teams or individuals that cannot make the December 15 session.

Module 3 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.
  • February 4, 2009 6:30-8:30 a.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-12 midnight (All Eastern Times) These sessions will be open and primary for both US and Australia/NZ schools.

Module 4 Project Workshop

School 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.
  • April 6, 2009 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) or 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) These two choices are primarily for the U.S. schools in the IND-PLP and International Cohorts.

NOTE: If none of the dates for a particular Module 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.

http://snipurl.com/master_calendar Master PLP Calendar