STEAM Hub Communities of Practice

Region 8 is one of 7 expanded learning regions in California selected to receive Expanded Learning STEAM Hub Grant funding (formerly known as Power of Discovery) again for the 2018-19 school year. We join 6 other Regions who are able to offer, at no cost to programs, this extended level of support and professional development in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) related content.


What is a Community of Practice

The STEAM Hub CoPs are provided through grant funding, so there is no cost 
to participants.  However, we ask that participants commit to attend all three sessions 
of the cohort to nurture partnerships, build a collaborative culture, and share local 

A community of practice is designed to be a “by us for us” type of collaborative working and learning environment.   That is, the very structure of the CoP is intentionally crafted to promote collective learning, problem solving, and resource sharing amongst local expanded learning colleagues.  This is NOT a conventional information delivery type of professional development.  Content is not delivered to passive recipients but rather, participants are actively involved in directing their own learning. That is, CoPs involve joint activities such as discussion and/or site visits that allow members to build relationships with one another, which in turn enable them to learn more effectively from and with each other. The content and format of the meetings is entirely based on the emergent, mutually identified needs of the group.

Region 8 STEAM Hub CoP Brochure



Administrative Services CenterVCOE Administrative Services Center 
5189 Verdugo Way • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-383-1908

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Conference and Educational Services CenterVCOE Conference and Educational Services Center
5100 Adolfo Road • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-437-1305

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