We talked on chat a little while ago I believe with Linda Polin?
Happy to send you copies of my papers if they are likely to be of interest.
(SITE, EdMedia, E-Learn , ALT-C) They relate to technology and distributed
Are you talking K-12 student communities or teacher communities? I was also not
sure about whether you meant within schools or across them
Here are a few leaders in the US and other spots that you might find helpful.
My research in in the use of CoPS for teacher professional development. So
these all relate to that. Sorry if I have misunderstood your question.
Teacher CoPs you would do well to look at:
ILF - The Indiana University Inquiry Learning Forum
Publications have been written by Sasha Barab researching the activity of this
Also look for the writings of Tom Duffy and Curtis Bonk from Indiana on
The work of the Concord Consortium and their Moving out of the Middle workshop
Sarah Haavind has been instrumental in this work
Tom Rule at Lewis and Clark Graduate College is establishing a leadership CoP
in Oregon for school executive. This is in the early stages but very well
Is a teacher fellowship with some very interesting EU associations and a great
track record. Very professional.
Work based On Marlene Scardamalia's Knoweldge Building Communities
has been carried out at Wollongong University in Australia for inservice
teaching. Brian Ferry, Brian Cambourne or Julie Kiggins would be the best
people to talk to there. www.etcaustralia.com/fll/docs/kbc.doc
Educause has some focus on research and development of CoPs
Harvard has lots of good work happening
- Pamela Whitehouse
- Cindy Cisneros
to name but a few to track down
Other to look into the work of:
Phil Agre - UCLA http://dlis.gseis.ucla.edu/people/pagre/
Margaret Riel - http://www.gse.uci.edu/mriel/
Sunday morning and lots more to tell - let me know if I am on the right topic
or not before I go much further. (can talk under water) :-)
Quoting spencedlr <Diane.Spence@...
> Com-Prac Members,
> As a doctoral student and school administrator, I am interested in
> cultivating communities of practice and knowledge sharing within K-12
> education settings. Does anyone have any information about communities of
> practice in K-12 education, their virtual support, or any other resources
> that might be useful? Thank you very much for your help.
> Diane Spence
> Pepperdine University EDET Program
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