Starting in 2016, Project Renaissance has partnered with District2District to create a Community of Practice among the Chief Academic Officers of Nashville’s public charter schools with the goals of:
Once a quarter, representatives from schools across the city have gathered together to participate in sessions focused on specific content areas.
“The Community of Practice has helped us shape how we think about high-quality instruction,” said Lizzie Speaker, Director of Curriculum and Instruction of Nashville Classical Charter School. “The most helpful takeaways have been from schools with more years of experience and schools who are currently educating middle schoolers. As we ramp up to open our middle school, it has been invaluable to observe and learn from high-performing schools.”
The Community of Practice sessions are designed to encourage conversation, collaboration and problem-solving in the education community.