If you are on the leadership team of an Inquiry-Based Learning Community (IBLC), or are considering joining one, this page is for you. We currently have funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF-DUE #1925188) to support and study four particular IBLCs. As part of this project we are providing financial support for activities and collaborations in those four regions, and we are developing a toolkit with effective practices to create a regional community of practice. For more details on this, click the NSF Project page in the menu at the top of your screen.
Over time we will expand this page of resources with this toolkit for starting and maintaining an IBLC. If you have a resource that could benefit community leaders, please share it with us at IBLCommunities@gmail.com.
IBLC Case Studies
Interested in finding out more about the inner workings of an IBL Community? Take a look at the article about the Upstate New York IBL Consortium and a BLOG posting about the New England Consortium for IBL in Mathematics. Each provides a deep dive into their local programming, leadership teams, and community building activities, with tips and cautions for leading your own IBLC.
Workshop: Build an IBLC
Want to create a regional community in your area? Join us at one of our Community Building workshops. These were developed through the Academy of IBL (NSF-DUE #1525058) as part of their travelling workshop series, and are now administered by the Network of IBL Communities (NSF-DUE #1925188). Contact IBLCommunities@gmail.com to request a workshop for your coalescing leadership team.
Are you in a place where you don't know enough IBL practitioners to be confident starting a community? Add yourself to a national list of interested people. We’ll help network you with others in your region once there is a quorum, and include you in one of our workshops about building an IBLC.
Logistics & Branding
All our IBLCs are encouraged to have a website and google calendar. For information on building these, and linking them with us, click the button below. You can also find information there about our logo and color scheme.