Community of Practice

A community of practice is a group of people who share a common concern for something they do and a commitment to learn how to do it better by interacting and collaborating regularly.

Individually we all have demonstrated an interest and commitment to mathematics instruction and numeracy development for all students, including students with significant disabilities. We also want to share our expertise and learnings with each other and other teachers throughout Alberta.

View the video below to see what Alberta teachers had to say about their experience in a community of practice (2 min 43 sec.) To see a parallel community of practice, visit the Literacy for All wiki.


What defines us

These statements were created as part of an interactive activity during a monthly online meeting in the K-6 group.

Classroom Snapshot

Online Meetings (2012 - 2013)

Teachers participated in six online webinar/meetings. The meetings and webinars were hosted on Elluminate and facilitated by an Alberta Education manager and consortia facilitator. Each online meeting was a combination of information items, interactive activities and professional conversation. Participants can access an archived version of the meeting from the dedicated wiki.

Sample Agendas from Year 1

Meeting Notes from Year 1

Year at a Glance

View sample activities completed during online meetings in the following:



Meeting #1
Meeting #2
Meeting #3
Meeting #4
Meeting #5

How Participants are Committing to Keeping Momentum

At the June 7, 2013 Wrap Up Day participants individually committed to how they would keep the momentum of this year's project into 2013 - 2014.

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