Building a thriving Community of Learning

Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako develop and change as they move through the following stages:

  • establishing: pre-approval, achievement challenges, recruitment and planning
  • developing: shifting from cooperation to collaboration
  • embedding: collaboration leads to collective impact
  • fully functioning: collaboration is systemic, sustainable, self improving and connected beyond.

Breaking down barriers

Teachers from different schools in a Community of Learning talk about their experience of working together.

Development maps

Our development maps support Communities of Learning to chart their development across 6 foundational domains: teaching, leading, evidence, pathways, partnering and building. The maps are designed to help a Community of Learning understand what stage of development they are at as well as plan actions for future development. Expert partners, change managers and Ministry staff are available to support this process.

Download the development maps. [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Sharing best practice

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