As Outschool educators, you strive to build meaningful connections with your learners through your passions, and those connections are the cornerstone of Outschool’s EPIC framework.
Outschool Communities of Practice (COP) groups are hosted through Facebook and designed to facilitate meaningful connections within the educator community. These groups serve as a place to connect with other Outschool educators on topics such as content areas or learner age groups.
Communities of Practice are a place of active, focused networking. Here, educators can share their personal experiences, brainstorm ideas, ask questions, and exchange feedback among their Outschool peers. Educators are encouraged to participate in relevant discussions topics in the spirit of positive professional growth through weekly moderated posts. COP discussion topics include professional development opportunities, online teaching tips, and motivational support.
Hoping for some colleague face-time? Regular, live monthly meetups are held to give educators a chance to chat on topics that matter to the group in real-time. Examples of meetup topics include marketing, lesson planning, or product strategy. Plus, each group holds monthly social meetups to give participants the opportunity to share their personalities and get to know one another through energizing challenges.
Any active Outschool teacher is welcome to join one or more Communities of Practice. So what are you waiting for? Find a group that speaks to your interests and expertise on the Community page!
One last thing – If you don’t see a content group that matches your teaching area, stay tuned and check back in the coming months! We’ll be adding more content groups soon.