Communities of Practice - Roles and Responsibilities

Communities of Practice - Roles and Responsibilities

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.

Roles and Responsibilities provide direction to Administrators, CofP Leads, CofP Facilitators, CofP Members, and Division Personnel regarding the variour roles and responsibilities required and in place to support implementation and actualization of system-wide Communities of Practice in Regina Public Schools. 

 

 

PROMOTE - GENERATE - SUBMIT - JOIN - PARTICIPATE - SHARE - REFLECT
 

 

Administrators

  • Champion and promote Communities of Practice by sharing details outlined on the website with staff: http://www.rbe.sk.ca/cofp

  • Identify CofP Leads:

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

    • High Schools: Core Leaders.

  • Provide time and encourage staff to become familiar with and assume the various CofP roles and responsibilities, to generate ideas for potential CofPs, and to review CofP offerings once they are available.

  • Encourage staff to join a CofP that aligns with individual, school and/or division initiatives.

  • Support CofP Leads and CofP Facilitators in their responsibilities.

  • Support opportunities for CofP learnings.

 

 

CofP Leads

Elementary Schools: Principal or Interested Teacher(s)
NOTE: Interested Teacher(s) involvement is voluntary

High Schools: Core Leaders

  • Promote a culture of sharing and collaboration.

  • Identify possible CofPs and teachers willing to be facilitators. If applicable, submit CofP proposals.

  • Meet and collaborate with other CofP Leads under the leadership of Division Personnel to review proposals and assist with organization of division-wide CofP offerings. NOTE: Role of High School Core Leaders only

  • Ensure staff is registered for a CofP by the registration deadline.  
    NOTE: In Elementary Schools, this is a Principal responsibility.

  • Act as the point of contact to provide updates to staff regarding CofPs and respond to any questions.

  • Support Facilitators of a CofP in their responsibilities.

  • In collaboration with CofP Facilitators and Administrators, organize meeting locations and rooms. 
    NOTE: In Elementary Schools, this is a Principal responsibility.

 

 

CofP Facilitators

  • Create a Community of Practice that aligns with individual, school and/or division initiatives.

  • Guide a CofP as a single facilitator or part of a facilitator team
    NOTE: Facilitators are not expected to be PD providers; responsibilities of the community are shared equally by the membership.

  • Facilitate two or more scheduled half-day CofPs.

  • Contact and confirm details for CofP members.

  • In collaboration with CofP Leads, organize a meeting location and rooms. 
    NOTE: In Elementary Schools, this is a Principal responsibility.

  • Create a safe and supportive learning environment.

  • In collaboration with CofP members, establish the direction of the CofP and actualize a plan to meet the needs of the group.

  • Share learnings and reflect on professional practice.

 

 

CofP Members

  • Join a Community of Practice that aligns with individual, school and/or division initiatives.

  • Share responsibility for the direction of the CofP and the actualizing of a plan to meet the needs of the group.

  • Contribute to a safe and supportive learning environment.

  • Be an active participant.

  • Share learnings and reflect on and professional practice.

 

 

Division Personnel

  • Provide overview, timeline, roles and responsibilities and guidelines of Communities of Practice. http://www.rbe.sk.ca/cofp

  • Support Administrators, CofP Leads and CofP Facilitators.

  • Create and facilitate opportunities for CofP Leads to meet and review proposals and assist with organization of division-wide CofP offerings. 

  • Promote a culture of sharing and collaboration.

  • Provide opportunities to share CofP learnings 

 

 

 

 

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