The Cookie is a research-based CoP framework designed to support the cultivation of collaborative workplaces. In our work to create equitable education systems for teachers and students, the CoP Cookie framework consists of four key elements: content, conditions, processes, and structures. We use this framework to guide our work and inform how we refine our approach to contribute to educator and learner success.
In the practice of developing and engaging in a Community of Practice, the following protocols from the School Reform Initiative (SRI) are particularly helpful. Facilitates collaborative analysis of educational data
There are many resources to support engagement in Communities of Practice. The three articles below have been chosen to address theoretical underpinnings and a case study.
- Communities of Practice and Social Learning Systems*
Wenger, E. (2000).
- Introduction to Communities of Practice
Wegner-Trayner, E., & Wegner-Trayner, B. (2015).
- ‘The Cookie’: A Recipe for Effective Collaboration Through Communities of Practice*
Diaz, R. M., Poekert, P. E., & Bermudez, P. R. (2021).
*Articles can be accessed with a subscription to the publication.
Social Learning – A Framework