Building a Community of Practice

 
The Center for Great Lakes Literacy (formally COSEE Great Lakes) is interested in building a community of practice around Great Lakes learning. Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. We are considering facilitating an email list-serve and/or other social media tools where you could find out about new lessons, professional development experiences, Great Lakes research, and grant opportunities. We would like your feedback on this idea. This 9-question survey should take less than ten minutes to complete. Any questions or comments about the survey can be emailed to Lyndsey Manzo, Ohio Sea Grant Education Specialist at manzol@wcsoh.org. Thank you.

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* 1. Do you teach in an informal or formal setting?

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* 2. How do you find out about . . .

  I seek them out by regularly checking specific websites. I am on a state Sea Grant list-serve. I am on a regional Great Lakes list-serve. I learn about them by attending professional conferences. I hear about them word-of-mouth via colleagues. I learn about them through Facebook posts. I learn about them through Twitter tweets.
professional development opportunities across the region?
newly published lessons related to topics you teach?
current Great Lakes research and issues?
potential grant opportunities?
what other educators are doing?

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* 3. How do you prefer to find out about Great Lakes information and opportunities? Please rank the following options with 1 being your first choice and 5 being your last choice.

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* 4. What additional topics or opportunities (other than those in question 2) would you like to see in this type of service?

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* 5. With respect to Great Lakes education, what other resources, skills, or topical information would be helpful for your teaching or professional knowledge?

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* 6. Would you be interested in joining an email list-serve that would provide all of the things listed in question 2?

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* 7. How often would you prefer to receive updates?

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* 8. Please list any other types of updates or groups through which you receive Great Lakes information.

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* 9. Please share any other comments or suggestions you have regarding a Great Lakes Education community of practice.

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