This course will guide students in the review of research and articles that focus on the definitions, features and significance of learning communities in schools, classrooms, and associations.
- Apply the learning from related articles or reports that reflect research on Learning Communities and Adult Learning Theories.
- Know and understand how the NBPTS defines Learning Communities and where this information aligns and supports the Core Propositions and Certificate Standards.
- Recognize features of democratic communities in the classroom, school and beyond and incorporate them as specific strategies in the classroom.
- Describe specific instructional approaches including technology, used to enhance classroom learning community environments.
- Identify and provide evidence of leadership and contributions made to the broader profession that have impacted student learning.
- Identify and provide evidence of collaborative experiences that have impacted student learning.
- Identify and provide evidence of specific staff development activities including the use of technology which focuses on teachers as learners and that have translated into student achievement.
- Write commentaries as outlined in Portfolio Entry #4 that reflect accomplished practices and your synthesis of the research related to membership in Learning Communities with emphasis on contributions to the profession: work with colleagues, with families and communities and work and growth as a continuous learner.
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