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Face to Face meetings

In the US with International Teams attending via PLP-Live

Kickoff- September 8, 2008

Culminating Celebration US- May 1, 2009

Second f2f in Australia- March 24 2009

Australia's Face to Face

In Australia with US and NZ Teams attending via PLP-Live

Kickoff- TBA

Culminating Celebration- TBA



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.
  • 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.

Master PLP Calendar

If you are unable to attend your scheduled Elluminate session, please consult the master calendar to see when you might be able to attend a different session with another cohort. Please note that all times on the calendar are US Eastern Time.

Time Converter


Times offered: (Session repeated 4xs)

US Eastern Times: (4:30am to 6:30am) or (1:00pm to 3:00pm) or (3:30pm- 5:30pm) or (8pm to 10pm )

Australia (Sydney & Melbourne) Times: (8:30pm to 10:30pm) or (5:00am to 7:00am) or (7:30am-9:30am) or (12noon-2pm)

Australia (Brisbane) (7:30pm - 9:30pm) or (4- 6am) or (6:30am - 8:30am) or (11am - 1pm)

New Zealand Times: (10:30pm to 12midnight) or (5am to 7am) or (7:30am to 9:30am) or (2pm to 4pm)



This cohort will be attending Elluminate sessions with the Consortium of Independent schools cohort in order to allow the two cohorts the opportunity to network.

Curriculum


Oct. 1 : Introduction to 21st Century Literacies and Powerful Learning Practices– What is 21st Century learning? Why is it important? This session introduces the context, research and trends shaping the current shifts. This session is primarily for US schools- Times offered are: 1-3pm Eastern and 3:30-5:30pm Eastern

Oct. 27/28 : Introduction to 21st Century Literacies and Powerful Learning Practices– What is 21st Century learning? Why is it important? This session introduces the context, research and trends shaping the current shifts. This session is primarily for Australian schools- Times offered are: (8:30pm to 10:30pm 10/27) (12noon-2pm 10/28 in Aussie VIC and NSW time) - ( 7:30-9:30pm 10/27 and 11am-1pm 10/28 in Qld time)

Nov. 25/26, 2008 : Network Literacy – 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.
This session is primarily for Australian schools- Times offered are: (8:30pm to 10:30pm 11/25) (12noon-2pm 11/26) (in Aussie time)

Dec. 15, 2008 : Network Literacy – 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.
This session is primarily for US schools- Times offered are: 1-3pm Eastern and 3:30-5:30pm Eastern

Feb. 4 (US) Feb. 4 & 5 (Aus), 2009: Network-based Inquiry – 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.This session is for all International teams. (Use times listed above- US, Australia, and New Zealand)

April 6, 2009: 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. This session is primarily for US schools- Times offered are: 1-3pm Eastern and 3:30-5:30pm Eastern

May 12/13, 2009: 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. This session is primarily for Australian schools- Times offered are: (8:30pm to 10:30pm 5/12) (12noon-2pm 5/13) (in Aussie time)

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.



Other Important Dates