Communities of Practice - Getting Started

Communities of Practice - Getting Started

Community of Practice is a self-selected and self-directed group of educators who share a common concern, interest, or passion. Communities of practice collaborate regularly with a focus on improving and sharing one’s teaching and learning practices and experiences with the goal to improve student achievement.

Getting Started provides an overview of the process, actions, and timeline in place to support implementation and actualization of system-wide Communities of Practice in Regina Public Schools. 




CofP 2018-2019
October 26 (pm-required), December 7 (pm-optional), March 22 (pm-required), and May 17 (pm-optional)

Step 1

Promote Communities of Practice

  • Share website with administrators and staff
    • Overview

    • Getting Started

    • Roles and Responsibilities

    • Guidelines

  • Confirm/Identify CofP Lead(s)

    • Elementary Schools: Principal and/or Interested Teacher(s). Note: Interested Teacher(s) involvement is voluntary.

    • High Schools: Core Leaders

  • Distribute information through Weekly Information Source and CofP Lead(s)

  • Support CofP Lead(s)

June through Late September



Step 2

Generate Ideas for Communities of Practice

  • Align proposal with individual, school, division, and provincial goals, priorities and initiatives  and identify facilitators for CofPs

June through Mid-September

Step 3

Submit Proposals for Communities of Practice

  • Submit proposals through survey or CofP Lead including a description and their name as facilitator
  • Encourage staff to facilitate and provide support in submitting proposals including a description and name of facilitator

  • Support CofP Facilitator(s)

    CLICK HERE to submit a proposal
    CLICK HERE to view proposals submitted

June through Mid-September

Step 4

Join a Community of Practice

  • Select a CofP
  • Register for CofP and ensure all are registered

  • Communicate with CofP


Step 5

Participate in a Community of Practice


Dates listed below ... and any time in between!

October 26 (pm required)

December 7 (pm optional)

March 22 (pm required)

May 17 (pm optional)

Step 6

Share and Reflect






RPS CofP Twitter