IRELAND & UK                                MOODLEMOOT                                       2012Global Communities of Pra...
IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
BACKGROUND                “The IB and me”IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
Tim Cunningham• Development Director• Moodle user 4 years (now 2.x)• ex- head of school / teacher in  International School...
My 26 year nomadic                               lifestyle working in                               IB schoolsIRELAND & UK...
International (IB) Schools             in 3371 schools               in 141 countries                3-18 (K-12) programs ...
Challenges?• isolated  – geographically  – linguistically  – culturally  – “Who you gonna call” ?• training / Professional...
CASE STUDY 1                 The LibrariansIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
LibrariansIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
“Workshop”                           Moodle ‘course’                  Experienced subject matter expert                   ...
IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
Example of an ActivityIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
What happened?• Shared  – Perspectives, concerns, questions, ideas  – Resources (in Wiki also Diigo group)• Created  – Act...
Who turned up?IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
Community of Practice•   "groups of people informally bound together by shared    expertise and passion for a joint enterp...
IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
CASE STUDY 2IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
Multi-faceted issueApproaches  – Community  – Parent  – Student  – Teacher     • “Bridge to Success”     • Help teachers b...
ApproachIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
Workshops in range of topics• Short• Focused• With experienced teacher facilitating• Live sessions (WiZiQ)• Attendance rec...
Groups• 1 mentor: 10 mentees; ‘course’ view to submit ideas for feedback• WiZiQ classes for coaching IRELAND & UK MOODLEMO...
Pre-populated content (in English, Spanish and French)• Entire units for Grades 9 and 10• Assessment tasks developed to in...
REFERENCES AND FURTHERREADINGLesser, E. and Storck, J. (2001), ‘Communities of practice and organisationalperformance’, IB...
IRELAND & UK                                MOODLEMOOT                                       2012           tim@triplealea...
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  1. 1. IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012Global Communities of Practice Tim Cunningham Development Director Triple A LearningIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  2. 2. IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  3. 3. BACKGROUND “The IB and me”IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  4. 4. Tim Cunningham• Development Director• Moodle user 4 years (now 2.x)• ex- head of school / teacher in International Schools IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  5. 5. My 26 year nomadic lifestyle working in IB schoolsIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  6. 6. International (IB) Schools in 3371 schools in 141 countries 3-18 (K-12) programs academically rigorous / challenging inquiry basedIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  7. 7. Challenges?• isolated – geographically – linguistically – culturally – “Who you gonna call” ?• training / Professional Development – expensive – massive carbon footprint – one-shot deal (if you’re lucky!) IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  8. 8. CASE STUDY 1 The LibrariansIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  9. 9. LibrariansIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  10. 10. “Workshop” Moodle ‘course’ Experienced subject matter expert Create in PowerPoint > Articulate Short, structured engagement A temporary “Community of Practice”IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  11. 11. IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  12. 12. Example of an ActivityIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  13. 13. What happened?• Shared – Perspectives, concerns, questions, ideas – Resources (in Wiki also Diigo group)• Created – Action plans – Personal learning journals (blog) – Community of Practice IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  14. 14. Who turned up?IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  15. 15. Community of Practice• "groups of people informally bound together by shared expertise and passion for a joint enterprise” – (Wenger and Snyder, 2000, p. 139)"• "…a group whose members regularly engage in sharing and learning, based on their common interests.” – (Lesser & Storck, 2001, p.831)."• "Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis." – (Wenger, McDermott & Snyder, 2002, p.4) IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  16. 16. IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  17. 17. CASE STUDY 2IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  18. 18. Multi-faceted issueApproaches – Community – Parent – Student – Teacher • “Bridge to Success” • Help teachers bridge the gap IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  19. 19. ApproachIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  20. 20. Workshops in range of topics• Short• Focused• With experienced teacher facilitating• Live sessions (WiZiQ)• Attendance recognized for state teaching license credentials (CPD points)IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  21. 21. Groups• 1 mentor: 10 mentees; ‘course’ view to submit ideas for feedback• WiZiQ classes for coaching IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  22. 22. Pre-populated content (in English, Spanish and French)• Entire units for Grades 9 and 10• Assessment tasks developed to introduce Diploma-style assessmentSearchable by• Subject• Age-level• Objectives• Assessment criteria• Context• Skills developmentIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  23. 23. REFERENCES AND FURTHERREADINGLesser, E. and Storck, J. (2001), ‘Communities of practice and organisationalperformance’, IBM Systems Journal, Vol 40, No 4Mitchell, J. and Young, S. (2002), Communities of Practice for the National TrainingFramework , Reframing the Future, Adelaide, South AustraliaWenger, E. (1998a), Communities of Practice: learning, meaning and Identity,Cambridge University Press, New York.Wenger, E. (1998b), ‘Communities of Practice – Learning as a Social System’,Systems Thinker, June.Wenger, E., and Snyder, W. (2000), ‘Communities of Practice: The OrganisationalFrontier’, Harvard Business Review, v. 78, no. 1, pp. 139–145.Wenger, E., McDermott, R. & Snyder, W., (2002), Cultivating Communities ofPractice, A Guide to Managing Knowledge, Harvard Business School Press, BostonMass.IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012
  24. 24. IRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012 tim@triplealearning.com @TripleA_MYP triplealearning.comIRELAND & UK MOODLEMOOT 2012

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