Communities of practice are an age-old phenomenon representing teamwork. Whether it’s researchers developing treatments for a disease or educators sharing best practices to enhance early childhood learning, communities of practice are about connection and shared purpose.
Growing Together will help you define, create, and promote a community of practice to foster collaborative problem solving and enhance professional learning experiences.
You will learn key strategies and techniques to help you:
“Growing Together is an amazing capacity building resource for anyone interested in starting, sustaining, or even participating in a CoP. It’s logical organization and inclusion of thought-provoking resources, guiding questions and checklists, and recent research could likely promote anyone’s CoP success. It’s like a new best book-friend for anyone involved with CoPs in early childhood. Thank you for your inspiring work!”
Director of ECIS, Department of Defense
“I highly recommend the book, Growing Together, for anyone interested in starting or improving a Community of Practice (CoP). It provides adequate research and background information to get grounded in the concepts and then provides strategies for every step of the development and evaluation process to make any CoP successful. The authors include many relevant examples and case studies as well as reflection tools throughout the book. As a CoP facilitator, I am excited to use the information in the book to strengthen and energize my CoP members.”
Melissa Schnurr, PhD
CD(DONA) Education Consultant (Early ACCESS/IDEA Part C)