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The IDEA Partnership staff is contacting sharedwork moderators and state leaders to help with getting ready for the new site and discuss the training needs. Trainings for state teams, practice groups, and other groups can be scheduled by contacting email@example.com .
What is Shared Work?
Shared Work is both a communication tool and a collaborative work space. It brings organizations, agencies, groups, and individuals together to communicate what is important to them, to learn together, to do work together, and to collaborate in addressing complex educational problems. Working in community enables these groups to seek out new approaches to persistent issues and to gain support from each other in implementing these approaches.
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What communities can be found on Shared Work?
National Communities of Practice on Issues -- Issue-based communities are focused on particular topics of general concern. In these communities, the important topic brings a variety of stakeholders together to learn from and with each other in order to move this shared learning into action.
Communities in Organizations – In these communities, organizations help their members to coalesce around issues and interact with their colleagues who hold similar roles. Many of these same individuals also belong to issue-based communities where they interact with others in varying roles who share a similar issue focus.
Special Sites - These sites permit stakeholders to come together around specific emerging issues that may be time limited or ongoing. Some of these sites may grow into communities of practice. Other special sites may be dissolved when their specific needs are met.
Special Events – Sometimes particularly significant occurrences call for individuals to come together to work as a community to plan, design, organize and implement an event. SharedWork provides a community space for individuals and groups to come together to meet their specific needs.
State-based Initiatives - This section is for individual states that want to invite others to get involved in their state-based initiatives by forming state-based communities of practice that encourage stakeholder engagement as a part of their work. Colorado Early Childhood Community of Practice