Works in a Community of Practice
Teachers who work together in a *Community of Practice work together collaboratively to achieve common goals. They share evidence of what is working for their students in their classrooms and the progress they are making towards accomplishing curricular goals. Teachers working in a *Community of Practice share new things they are trying and the revisions they make as they learn how their innovative practices are working in the classroom to meet the needs of students. Hopefully, teachers are able to find a *Community of Practice within their school community, however, *Communities of Practice extend to include professional learning networks a teacher may belong to through a university experience, social media group, professional development opportunities, association membership, or many other professional connections.
Progression of Learning Across the Career
Exploring & Aspiring
Applies collaborative skills to work productively with a team to achieve common goals
Participates in collaborative meetings to enhance student learning
With a *Mentor
participates in a *community of practice to share evidence of effectiveness and progress towards curricular goals, plan curricular revisions, and discuss meeting student needs.
Shares *innovative practices and revisions to instruction obtained from conducting *action research and the use of *emerging research within a *community of practice
Coaches/Mentors aspiring, preparing, and/or emerging teachers in:
a *community of practice on sharing evidence of effectiveness, monitoring progress towards curricular goals, making instructional revisions, and accessing services to meet student needs
Provides leadership, training, mentoring, resources, and supports for teachers and others in the larger professional community on:
working in a *community of practice, including sharing evidence of effectiveness, monitoring progress towards curricular goals, making instructional revisions, and accessing services to meet student needs