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


Yvonne Thayer, Southern Regional Education Board, USA


Yvonne Thayer is a career public educator having worked in school districts and a state Department of Education in the United States. Currently she is with the Southern Regional Education Board as Director of Leadership Development. Her work has focused on school improvement, and her publications direct school leaders on actions to improve the instructional programme. AS Director of Adult Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia, she refocused state-wide professional development from traditional meetings and workshops to a Community of Practice using synchronous and asynchronous technologies. She holds a doctorate in Adult Education from Columbia University and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech.


Volume 2, Chapter 3 - Education Leadership for a Networked World