We are supporting networks to implement a Communities of Practice (CoP) approach by providing resources and information for planning, implementation, building skills and knowledge, and performance assessment.
Online guides for building a CoP approach
Bastow is developing online resources to equip system leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to build a CoP approach across schools, networks and regions.
These resources will be available throughout 2019.
Resources to implement a CoP approach
Skills, Expertise and Dispositions Matrices (PDF 3.2 MB) to assess, develop and support current and future skills, expertise and dispositions required for Network Chair and Network Executive positions.
The Network Chair Expression of Interest (PDF 3.9 MB) provides a matrix that supports nominees to create their candidate statement.
The Leading Communities of Practice: Appendices (PDF 3.8 MB) include a range of resources to support implementing a CoP approach, including protocols, meeting agendas and case studies used by current CoPs.
Learn about the Data Driven Dialogue (PDF 1.7 MB) protocol which helps to build awareness and understanding of viewpoints, beliefs, and assumptions about data.
Communities of Practice
This video explains the role of the CoP approach in delivering FISO initiatives through the Education State. It outlines the vision of the Education State, the role of principals in implementing FISO, importance of collaboration within education systems, the CoP approach to networks, development stages of networks and the role of SEILs in implementing the approach.
Networks using the Communities of Practice approach
In this video, principals in different networks discuss their networks’ transition to a CoP approach.
Leading a CoP Approach in your Network
Hear from Networks Chairs about their experiences implementing a CoP approach and strategies that have had impact.