The Promise of Communities of Practice

A great part of the answer to how we dramatically improve education in our country lies not only in the types of strategies we pursue, but also in how education researchers and practitioners share information with each other.

Recognizing the value of building systems for peer-to-peer professional learning among teachers and other education leaders, a new blog from the Office of Innovation and Improvement explores two approaches to building “communities of practice.” Larkin Tackett, Deputy Director of Promise Neighborhoods, and Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, discuss strategies for increasing spaces to collaborate, share knowledge, and problem solve about best practices to close the achievement gap.