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We bring Educators together.

Across schools.

Without ever leaving your building!

2016-2017 Cohorts

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Title Leaders Meeting Dates Complimentary Full Study Series for members?
 Close Reading K-5 Christopher Lehman and Kate Roberts Tuesdays at 1-2 EST

10/25, 12/13, 1/17, 2/28, 3/7

Yes!
Coaching from the CORE: Coaching Ourselves, Raising Everyone Dr. Dana Stachowiak Tuesdays at 11AM-Noon EST

10/18, 12/13, 2/7, 3/7, 4/25

Yes!
Today’s Literacy Classroom: A Study of Balancing Tech & Text in Meaningful Ways  Kristin Ziemke and Katharine Hale Wednesdays 8-9PM EST

10/26, 11/30, 1/11, 2/ 15, 3/8

 Yes!
Getting to know the group members was extremely fun and I loved being able to do this right from school. I found myself thinking more this year about my own growth as a coach and that has been extremely enlightening and up lifting.Past Member

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The conversations I was able to initiate with my principal, reading specialists and colleagues were invaluable to my school and helped us to make decisions that put the kids front and center.Past Member

Intensive, Standards-Aligned Study

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How to Apply

Virtual Think Tanks are limited to only 5-10 members per cohort. Additionally, Coaching and the Administrator Think Tanks are highly selective and require additional questions during the registration process.

Open To: K-12 educators from any country, with access to internet and ability to broadcast over web-conference (webcamera, headphones, microphone).

Membership includes:

      • Yearlong membership in a cohort of fellow educators, led by an expert from The Educator Collaborative network of consultants
      • Five  live, expert lead, Virtual Think Tanks, approximately one per month (October-May)
      • Practical assignments that put your study into immediate practice
      • 24/7 access for one year to a Cohort Voxer Group to chat, text, and talk between sessions
      • Full access to our 2016-2017 Study Series of virtual workshops by a range of engaging speakers
      • A Certificate of completion noting hours of study and a Digital Badge
          • Note: We are not a credit-granting organization. Check with your supervisor before registering to see if these hours may be used for professional hours or evaluation evidence.

Additional Information

Application Period:

      • May 16 at 9:45AM EST – September 9 at 11:59PM EST or until cohorts close.

Registration:

  • Register at our registration shop: Learning.TheEducatorCollaborative.com
  • Available online only. No paper or phone orders. If you have questions, please contact us.
  • Individuals may apply or
  • Authorized purchasing representatives from schools, districts, or organizations may apply for others from the same organization.

Payment:

  • Credit Card or
  • U.S. Schools may pay with a Purchase Order (Term: Net30).

Registration Fee:

  • 5 virtual sessions of 45-60 minutes; on-going Voxer chat; access to the full 2016-2017 Study Series of workshops: $785.00 for the year.

Technical Requirements:

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Participants must have: Headphones with built-in microphone (such as those that come with smart-phones); working web-camera (built in or external); register for a free Google+ account; open access to all Google products from the network you will be using (e.g. your school cannot block Gmail, Google Hangout, Google Drive); a working email address.

Browser: Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari – current version back to previous 2 releases Operating System: OS X, Windows, Chrome, Linux – current version back to previous 2 releases

Processor: any 2 GHz dual core processor or greater

Bandwith: Minimum: 300 k/ 300 k (outbound/inbound); Ideal: 2.6 mbps/4.0 mbps

Terms And Conditions (Including Cancelation Policy):

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I was really just flying by the seat of my pants for most of the year and having the opportunity to talk things out with people in similar situations was very helpful. Thank you for the awesome opportunity.Past Member

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Thank you to everyone who created and developed such a wonderful opportunity to grow professionally!Past Member

 

What are Virtual Think Tanks?

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  • Virtual, collaborative sessions. Not sit-and-get webinars full of voiced-over slides.
  • Expertise from a member of The Educator Collaborative network and shared expertise from the group.
  • Off-line assignments to extend Think Tank learning.
  • Spread throughout the school year. Approximately one per month.
  • Cohort-specific Voxer chat for ongoing conversation and collaboration

  • Active, live-on-camera and microphone, face-to-face design.
  • No need to miss school or incur travel expenses.
  • Be directly involved–live–unlike most webinars or large lectures.

  • Study classroom-proven, research-driven methods of student instruction and adult coaching.
  • Practical, position-driven assignments to extend the Think Tank and put your learning into practice.
  • Connect with a fellow Think Tank colleagues to share your progress.

  • Think Tanks accept only 5-10 participants, ensuring each member is able to communicate, share, and receive tailored support.
  • Educators from across the country and around the world develop professional bonds and share ideas.

  • Receive an emailed Certificate and Digital Badge at the end of the Coaching Think Tank acknowledging participation and learning.
  • Note: We are not a credit-granting organization. Check with your supervisor in advance to see how this certificate may or may not apply to learning hours or teacher evaluation domain evidence.

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