Groups bring educators together, providing a space for members to gather, share resources, and engage in dialog around a central topic or organization.
When you join the BOE community, you are automatically added to the group associated with your school or county office. From there, you may join or be invited to join other groups based on your interests. Once you are a member of a group, you can view other group member’s profiles, share resources with the group, and participate in discussion forums.
You can find a list of all of the groups and professional learning communities on the BOE site in the Groups section. The default view for the Groups section is My Groups. This list contains all of the groups in which you are a member.
The following types of groups can be found in the BOE community:
- User-Created Groups: These are groups created by teachers and other members of the BOE community. Create your own group and invite others to collaborate on projects or discuss topics of interest.
- Content Providers: Join groups from contributors such as Smithsonian Education, TICAL Adminstrator Resources, or Thinkfinity to get more streamlined access to their resources and updates.
- School/Institution Groups: All schools and institutions in California have their own group on BOE. You are automatically added to the group of the school or institution you specify during the sign-up process.