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Effective Communities of Practice

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Watch a recording of this webinar with Ana Garcia-Stone looking at what makes a successful Community of Practice.

About the webinar

What makes a Community of Practice (CoP) successful? What are the differences between meeting face-to-face and meeting online? Who decides what is discussed? How can we measure the impact of a CoP?

This webinar describes how Communities of Practice were set up in the British Council teaching centres in Spain and cover information about facilitator training, choice of topics, and timetabling among other things. We also look at the move from face-to-face to online CoPs, and explore the challenges and advantages. Finally, advice is offered on how to measure potential impact on classroom practice.

Recorded on 6 May 2021

Watch a recording of the webinar below or watch with subtitles on YouTube

About the speaker

Ana García Stone has been a teacher and teacher trainer at the British Council since 1994 and now leads on teacher-led continuous professional development in the British Council Spain. She has been a speaker at both TESOL Spain and IATEFL on topics related to both teaching and teacher development, including communities of practice. She has been fortunate to give training to state school teachers in Spain, Scotland, Portugal, India and Vietnam.