Communities of Practice

To support Clark’s commitment to student learning, staff and faculty development, the Teaching and Learning Center encourages focused Communities of Practices in which interested faculty and professional staff can learn and grow together.

A Community of Practice (CoP) is an intentional gathering of people who want to learn, and apply what they learn, to their daily practice (Wenger, 2011). Each member is both a teacher and learner. Members of a CoP work towards a common goal and serve as accountability partners to each other (Holmes & Meyerhoff, 1999).

Long-Term Goals of Communities of Practice at Clark College

Past Communities of Practice

Spring 2021 & 2022 - Open Educational Resources

Spring 2020 - Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain

Spring 2019 - What Does It Mean to Be White

Winter 2019 - Is Everyone Really Equal

Fall 2018 - Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do