Our work is rooted in the understanding that learning is a social activity. Humans learn best and are quicker to find meaning in new concepts through collaboration and interaction with peers.
Explore how our communities support professional growth.
Alamance-Burlington School System knew it wanted to take a blended learning approach after existing PD sessions didn't quite meet the needs of all teachers. They used Participate Communities of Practice to support and track learning during 192 concurrent professional learning sessions across the district.
Through a process of inquiry and design, Empatico partnered with Participate to create an ongoing learning experience that would incorporate collaboration, communication and celebration.
This experience was called The Empathy Project Fellowship. It aimed to connect educators around the world through community-based learning and would be hosted in a Participate Community of Practice.
Professional development must create innovative, fluid environments that provide teachers with learning opportunities to explore, investigate and connect. In this e-book you'll learn:
Teachers ignite students’ innate curiosities and excitement about learning. As a result, they need opportunities to learn every day, experience professional growth and have autonomy based on their expertise and experiences. This guidebook covers how professional development can be achieved through online learning, in-person collaboration or a blended learning approach.
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As learning expands beyond the classroom, it is essential to recognize specific competencies and expertise gained from professional learning communities, online courses and other innovative, education-oriented environments.
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