Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators

Editors, Chris Kimble, Paul Hildreth and Isabelle Bourdon
Publisher, Information Age Publishing

As a two volume set:
Hard cover ISBN: 1593118678 , Soft cover ISBN: 159311866X

As separate volumes:
Hard Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118635 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118651
Soft Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118627 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118643


Naava Frank, Knowledge Communities, USA


Naava Frank, a social entrepreneur, is the founder of Knowledge Communities, a consulting firm devoted to promoting knowledge sharing and innovation among foundations and non-profits through the creation of Communities of Practice (CoP). Naava works with her clients to educate sponsors and members, design learning activities and mentor community facilitators for ongoing community development. She was awarded a Covenant grant in 2006 to create a meta-community for facilitators of communities of practice in the Jewish community. Naava holds an Ed.D. from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Barnard College/Columbia University. She lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and two children.


Volume 1, Chapter 13 - Launching a Cross-Organizational CoP for School Leaders: Overcoming Barriers to Engagement and Meeting Diverse Needs