Friday Link Round Up: Peer Learning Communities

by Michele Martin on August 11, 2017

One of the most powerful ways to grow skills and connections is through the development of Peer Learning Communities. These can happen within an organization, across CILS, or within a regional area with related agencies/organizations. Here are some links to get you started:

Communities of Practice: Learning as a Social System–An excellent introduction to the concepts behind peer learning communities and why they are effective.

Peer Learning Community Guide–A pretty comprehensive guide that takes you step-by-step through the process of starting and running a PLC.

The 5 Core C’s of a Bustling Peer Learning Community–Key principles for implementing an effective PLC.

Community of Practice Design Guide–Another step-by-step guide for desigining and cultivating communites of practice.

Best Practices in the Design and Development of Learning Communities–Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on how to form communities from multiple sites.

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