K-12 Writing - Grade Level Content Community of Practice is a Course
K-12 Writing - Grade Level Content Community of Practice
Ended Jan 1, 2023
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Full course description
Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. Communities of practice are important as a professional learning strategy, because they have the potential to:
Connect people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to interact, either as frequently or at all.
Provide a shared context for people to communicate and share information, stories and personal experiences in a way that builds understanding and insight.
Enable dialogue between people who come together to explore new possibilities, solve challenging problems, and create new, mutually beneficial opportunities.
Stimulate learning by serving as a vehicle for authentic communication, mentoring, coaching, and self-reflection.
Capture and share existing knowledge to help people improve their practice by providing a forum to identify solutions to common problems and a process to collect and evaluate best practices.
Introduce collaborative processes to groups and organizations to encourage the free flow of ideas and exchange of information.
Help people organize around purposeful actions that develop tangible results.
Generate new knowledge to help people transform their practice to accommodate changes in needs and technologies. (Adapted from Cambridge, Kaplan & Suter)