Community of Practice
CITES Community of Practice (CoP) works to mobilize professionals interested in developing and sustaining inclusive technology and education systems as part of a cross-discipline, collaborative group of professionals. The collective is focused on sharing knowledge and experiences; problem-solving barriers; documenting lessons learned; and celebrating successes. All are welcome!
Who should join?
We've had district Chief Technology Officers, Directors of Instructional Technology, AT Specialists, Teacher Librarians, Instructional and EdTech Coaches, and even parents participate. The bottom line is: if you are interested in supporting inclusive education with technology, then this is a group for you.
Join the Community
A CITES team member at CAST will follow up within a week and add you to the calendar invites as well as the Slack channel.
Structures for Collaborating
- Bi-Monthly Convenings: These convenings allow professionals to gather for 60 minutes via Zoom. The CoP members work to identify common areas of focus that are aligned to the CITES Framework. The CITES team facilitates these meetings but ultimately participates as members of the CoP. The CoP Discussion Notes serve as a space for collaborative notetaking and resource-sharing. Each CoP convening is recorded and linked on the Discussion Notes. Our next session is January 17, 2022 at 4:00 pm ET.
- Private Slack Channel: CoP members can join a private Slack Channel. Slack is an enhanced messaging system. The CITES CoP can connect with the CITES team at CAST, the CITES Framework Development District teams, and the rest of the CITES CoP instantly through group or private channels. Joining the CoP is worth the time simply to have instant access to so many amazing professionals in one place.
Learn how the CITES Framework is being developed.
Review the Leadership Field Guide webinar to learn more about how to use the CITES website and resources to support your work.
3:00PM – 4:30PM ET on Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Explore the concepts in the blog series on our Resources page: What do leaders need to know about inclusive technology systems?