"The advantages of having educators and community builders work in tandem are many. Deep community–school relationships combine
insider expertise with outside resources and support. But insider/outsider relationships are not always easy to craft. As community builders attempt to work with the schools, school staff are sometimes so immersed in, and sometimes overwhelmed by, the growing demands of testing and accountability that they don’t always recognize the help community members have to offer. Some educators see little role for parents and community members as active players in the effort to reform schools. Community builders often do not fully understand the education system they are trying to change. Community builders and citizens often find themselves outside, whileeducation professionals work on reform, by themselves, inside the school." (Institute of Educational Leadership, "Education and Community Building: Connecting Two Words" (2001)
To create activities so as to build networks of professionals with a common interest, such as Communities of Practice is a challenging task.
In the File Depot Repository you can see the (6) CTI Platform Based Activities created for Local Pilots in CTI ES#1, ES#2, ΕS#3.
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