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Professional Learning Communities
Transcript of Professional Learning Communities
Professional Learning Community
And with our passion and persistence -
What is a PLC? (and what isn't)
A professional learning community is a group of professionals that focuses on
, and each member shares
for the results.
. . .a program.
. . .a book club.
. . . a meeting.
A PLC is not:
. . . a group of independent contractors sharing a parking lot.
. . . has a culture of collaboration.
It's who we are.
A PLC is a team that
. . .is in an
in which educators work collaboratively in
of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve.
. . . focuses on
We want our students to be
. How odd that we don't apply the same in developing
Do we believe all kids can learn?
Do we believe educators are the key contributors?
Do we believe education is critical to their futures?
Do we believe we can make a difference in the lives of our kids?
To what degree do you believe these statements are true?
How to implement
There are four essential (yet simple) questions that are the basis of a PLC:
1. What do
want our children to learn?
2. How will
know they are learning?
3. How will
respond when they don't learn? *
4. How will
respond when they do learn?
"The most important leader in any organization is not the head honcho; it's the leader we see most often, the one we turn to when we need guidance and support.
Whether your title is manager, team leader, coach, teacher, or principal, you are the most important leader in your organization for the people who look to you." Barth, Learning by Heart (2001)
The leader in you -
None of us is as smart as all of us.
Collective study and dialogue are crucial elements but the PLC process requires people to
on the new information.
It’s not an occasional event, meeting with colleagues to complete a task. It’s the larger organization – not the individual teams. If ‘business as usual’ happens after meeting, then we are not functioning as a PLC.
It’s not something that can be purchased and then implemented in the place of a previous program. It is ongoing – never ending process of conducting school.
An Example of a bad PLC. :)