Kerin Communities of Practice Etienne Wenger, internationally known expert and speaker on the CoP theory has said… Read quote CoP was a business model developed for companies such as Xerox and Dymler-Chrysler, sharing of information, knowledge and skills saves time, cost and efforts and creates a better product.
Working Across States and Stakeholders to Build Interagency Bridges for Youth
CSAVR 2005 Spring Conference
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
The IDEA Partnership’s Interagency Community of Practice
All partners are required to demonstrate outcomes of youth served.
What’s in it for Me for ALL partners in the community.
The community comes together around the shared vision of youth with disabilities becoming productive, self-sufficient citizens.
The Spirit of Community: We Are In This Together!
A way of working
Involving those who do shared work
Involving those that share issues
Always asking “who isn’t here?”
A way of learning
To create new knowledge grounded in ‘doing the work’
With those who can advocate for and make change
Encouraging Investments that Result in Outcomes
Learning how to move from ‘knowing’ to ‘doing.’
Translating learning to policy.
Encouraging investments that will move the work.
Recognizing the value of all contributions to a more complete and effective approach.
Creating new relationships among policymakers, researchers and implementers.
How Did the Interagency Transition Community of Practice Get Started? The IDEA Partnership’s Community of Practice is supported by a grant from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
Continue development of the Arizona Transition Leadership Team
Established vision and mission statements (facilitated by Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center)
Continued collaboration with over 35 participants including:
Parent Information Network (PINS); Behavioral Health; the Division of Developmental Disabilities; Social Security Administration; Secure Care (Juvenile and Adult Corrections); AzPAC (Arizona Post-Secondary Access Coalition); Parent Training & Information; Parks and Recreation; RSA; AZ Department of Education – Academic Achievement, Career and Technical Education, Exceptional Student Services, and School Effectiveness; Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs; Arizona Center for Disability Law; Youth representatives (5 individuals), families, and others.
Support and maintain the secondary education and transition initiatives throughout the state.
Identify effective and evidence-based practices at all levels.
Leverage our resources.
Build local community capacity.
Establish cross partnership connections.
Interagency partnerships: DOE including Special Ed and VR, and DHHS (Bureau of Children’s Mental Health).
What are the benefits from participating in the Community of Practice (CoP) in NH?
Provide unique opportunities for a small state like NH i.e., National Disability Mentoring Day.
We expand our “learning loop” to include state to state initiatives and state to other agency initiatives.
The monthly CoP conference calls give us the chance to share our progress with other states, as well as learn from one another so that we might replicate practices and activities that are successful in other states.
Post-secondary education, training & lifelong learning
A Shared Vision: Foundation for our Future Work
The vision of the Pennsylvania Community on Transition is that all Pennsylvania youth and young adults with disabilities will successfully transition to the role of productive, participating adult citizens. Youth will be empowered to recognize their talents, strengths and voice and will have equal access to resources that will promote full participation in the communities of their choice.