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PLCs and Coaching
PLCs and Coaching, . Learning Opportunities PLCs and Coaching: A Powerful, communities. Barkley provides a structure for facilitating PLC conversations by connecting teacher actions
Inspire your PLCs with these tips
This year's Learning Forward Team Grant awardee Kathleen O'Flynn and her team share 10 tips you can use to build an inspiring and engaging professional learning community. Read more about their advice to kick-start your 2017.
Inspire your PLCs with these tips, and connectivity that has come from creating a professional learning community (PLC) that is truly tailored, and they are modeling learning from one another for the PLC members. #3: Management vs. Leadership The role, , creating a PLC creates a small set of partners you are committed to for your 2017 learning journey
Implementing Effective PLCs
Implementing Effective PLCs, . Learning Opportunities Implementing Effective PLCs Facilitated
How can PLCs improve their learning power?
Creating resolutions for your learning community is a great way to get members' work aligned toward common goals. Read about the resolutions of a 4th- and 5th-Grade PLC from Shirley Hord. Her reflections provide useful insight for educators of all levels.
How can PLCs improve their learning power?, in reviewing and describing the research-based attributes of PLCs so that our performance as a PLC, made to improve the performance of its professional learning community (PLC). After reading, their PLC. I'd like to share them, and my reflections, with you. Resolutions for 4th- and 5th-Grade PLC Based on our intensive review and assessment of our two years of work as a community, this PLC's commitment to its cycle of continuous improvement work and to ensuring that it is performing
Concerns for keeping the learning in PLCs
Concerns for keeping the learning in PLCs, communities, PLCs Consider these cautions to help identify and address distractions that may take the focus
Let's focus on quality of instruction rather than quantity
A one-size-fits all approach to professional learning does our teachers a disservice. School administrators need to focus on quality learning. Read more about how to maximize professional learning time from author Michael McNeff.'s-focus-on-quality-of-instruction-rather-than-quantity
associated with a PLC. We have targeted Wednesday morning for the day to implement PLCs. Wednesdays work, community (PLC). This will also help with vertical meetings that will need to occur to address gaps, and enrichment, and a focus on data. One key area that is often overlooked is embedding learning within a PLC, learning back into PLCs Over the past three years, our professional learning committee has revamped, learning was separate from our PLC work. We began to realize that our professional learning goals
Trusting, collegial relationships build strengths in learning systems
Strong student-teacher relationships produce positive outcomes in student achievement. So do relationships among educators. Read more about how four district principals came together to build strong professional bonds with the goal of school improvement.
initiative. Through this work, we have been able to create our own Principal PLC from the ground up, direction for professional learning. Through the Principal PLC, we developed commitments and norms, to evaluate the health of our teaching teams and PLCs on each campus. To do this, we are creating a unique, a critical friend's protocol, and collaborate with our Principal PLC to articulate clear plans for growth
6 important topics for learning in 2015
Windshields are larger than rearview mirrors so that we may focus on the road ahead while occasionally looking behind for perspective and course corrections. My resolution for 2015 is to learn more about six topics that will help us make sense of the continuously shifting educational landscape so that we can focus on next steps for student success.
districts? How is digital content changing education? PLCs – The promise versus current practice, ’ dissatisfaction with PLCs. Since we know that teachers consistently endorse the merits of collaborative learning, the finding of teacher dissatisfaction with PLCs has implications for our work. The implications may be related more to the implementation of learning communities than the actual PLC, of words Rethinking assessment practices — technology innovations PLCs — The promise versus current
Professional Learning Innovation Think Tank Challenge 2017 awardees
The Learning Forward Foundation awarded five applicants for the first Learning Forward Foundation Professional Learning Innovation Think Tank Challenge. Read more from author Heather Lageman about the innovations being made within these school systems.
framework, of guided PLC conversations and blended online learning modules from one elementary school, of improvement and professional learning into each school’s PLC work. This will allow them to have a consistent, instruction. Currently, PLCs across the schools are working in isolation and want to consistently
Junior high principal increases collaborative professional learning and improves student outcomes
Kelly Hastings, Principal of Young Junior High School in Arlington, Texas, is this year’s winner of the Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Scholarship award. Read how her goal to lead the shift in teaching to a student-centered approach through a campus-wide Project-Based Learning initiative brought her to the Standards for Professional Learning.
, specifically that Young's professional learning communities (PLCs) answer the four questions of: What do, effectively. In their PLCs, everyone shares resources. The Teacher Support Interventionist (aka, outcomes. Professional learning takes place in PLCs with core teachers, but it doesn’t stop, as a member of the 2018 Academy Class, and they plan to collaborate to take building stronger PLCs, PLCs. As Young Junior High School and the Arlington school district work to provide more