Mobile Communities of Practice (m-CoP): Creating Sustainable Change within Linked Learning Green Pathway Schools
Wednesday, October 17 2:25-2:45 PM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 4
Abstract: This proposal aims to expand on the research done using a Systems Approach to Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice via Linked Learning (LL) communities for all stakeholders (Teachers, counsellors, students, districts, and industry partners) focusing on the “Environmental Sustainability, Energy and Transportation pathways" (Green pathways). Linked Learning is a California statewide initiative that combines rigorous academics, work-based learning, career and technical education (CTE), and student supports to prepare them for academic college, career, and life. In this research we focus on creating sustainable social change via building a mobile platform for engagement within the Green Pathway. In this presentation we will share 1) some of the best practices, projects and lessons learned by all the LL stakeholders within a Mobile Community of Practice (m-CoP); 2) an interactive mobile app which will link all LL stake holders to promote sustainability via social interactions, life-long learning, access to resources, community participation, & access to internships. We will also present data that will address the three research questions 1) What are the challenges and success associated with creating a sustainable Linked Learning Green Pathways 2) What are the best practices related to Linked Learning Green pathways? 3) How effective, efficient, and appealing are Mobile Communities of Practice (m-CoP) in building sustainable connections among LL stakeholders?