COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
Join facilitated discussions driven by YOU!
According to educational theorist Etienne Wenger, communities of practice (also known as “CoPs”) are “groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” CoPs are not training; they are a different type of professional development where the content is driven by the participants.
MRTQ PDN offers free facilitated CoP groups around the state in two categories:
- Regional and Topical CoPs generally meet monthly, for approximately two hours. They meet in all regions of Maine and are open for new members any time.
- Collaborative Partnerships CoPs are groups who work with dedicated external partners towards a focused objective (for example: opening a new child care program). They support a reflective process, and build capacity around particular content and topics. They have a limited membership and new members are added only when they have common goals.
There are a number of reasons to participate, including to:
Build relationships with peers
Share and exchange knowledge
Support each other to use evidence-based practices
Identify internal and external expertise
Problem solve issues from the field
Receive professional growth hours
Share it with your team!
Community of Practice Brochure
Join a Community of Practice near you!
Did you know attendees at CoP meetings will receive professional growth hours
as an acknowledgement of their attendance?