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Growing Together: Developing and Sustaining a Community of Practice in Early Childhood
Gillaspy, K., Vinh, M., Surbrook-Goins, N., & Nichols, S.
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:
Develop a shared vision and structure
Leverage tools to invite members and build a community
Build member engagement and investment
Master facilitation and evaluation strategies for ongoing professional learning
Gillaspy, K., Vinh, M., Surbrook-Goins, N., & Nichols, S. (2019). Growing together: Developing and sustaining a community of practice in early childhood. Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House.