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What is a Community of Practice

A Community of Practice (CoP) is designed to be a “by us, for us” type of collaborative working and learning environment. The CoP is intentionally crafted to promote collective learning, problem solving, and resource sharing among 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.   CoPs involve joint activities such as discussions & collective learning activities that allow members to build relationships with one another, which in turn enables them to effectively learn more from and with each other. The content and format of the meetings is entirely based on the emergent, mutually identified, needs of the group.  


Join a STEM Hub Community to learn about:

· Coaching & Facilitation Skills

· Project-based & Inquiry-based Learning

· Mindfulness & Growth Mindset

· STEAM Needs Assessment

· STEAM Program evaluation tools

· STEAM Learning models: FIVE “E" Model, Engineering Design Model, Dimensions of Success

· Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

· Building partnerships with the school day and community

·   Continuous Quality Improvement