A Community of Practice (CoP) is a group of people who “share a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly” (Eitenne Wenger). The idea behind a CoP is that through the process of sharing experiences and knowledge with others, we enable dialogue among members and begin to explore new possibilities and new ways of doing something.

Community of Practice: From Teaching to Thinking: Reflecting on Our Practice

Do you love to challenge your thinking? Do you reflect on your current practice? This Community of Practice (CoP) is for those who guide, nurture, and inspire children in child care settings. Spend time exploring, discussing, and digging deeply into Ann Pelo and Margie Carter’s book “From Teaching to Thinking- a pedagogy for reimagining our work” with two facilitators and a network of other educators on the same journey.

We invite you to register with a thinking partner and join us to share and engage in dialogue to look for deeper meaning in our work. In between sessions, you and your thinking partner will connect to put the conversations into practice and support each other within this work. We hope participants will take time to consider their current practices with an open mind to help deepen their understanding of the concepts within their own context.

*Please note, thinking partner is not required.

5 sessions: Thursdays: April 1, May 6, June 3, July 8 & August 12

Facilitated by: Jacqueline Ewonus and Jennifer Vanderberg

NOTES:

This Community of Practice will be held online through the Zoom platform.

 A certificate of attendance will be issued at the last class for full attendance (15 hours of Professional Development – 10 hours in class & 5 hours of reading)

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