Fostering Communities of Practice – Reach 460

Talk of “professional learning communities” has become standard fair in reform minded schools, but what does it really take to create effective professional community?

Beyond the standard worksheets and protocols, this seminar series examines the elements of effective communities of practice, evaluates the professional communities in participants schools, and points the way towards strategies for improvement.

Topics include research on effective teams, cooperation, and community in schools; evaluating professional community; and leadership practices for improving professional community.