Snapshot: There’s more to an effective PLC than scheduling a common planning period for teachers. Not every team of teachers that meets to collaborate on educational issues is an authentic Professional Learning Community (PLC). Many groups of teachers loosely work together on common issues, but they lack the structure, focus and teamwork that a true PLC needs to achieve tangible results.
What strategies do successful PLCs use to keep the focus on student learning and drive real change in their schools?
In this webinar, Daniel R. Venables, author of The Practice of Authentic PLCs: A Guide to Effective Teacher Teams, will give you practical strategies for creating a high-performing PLC that can help drive student learning. Grounded in research and in the speaker’s own experiences at the Coalition of Essential Schools and in assisting schools with building authentic PLCs, these strategies will get your PLCs off to a great start early in the school year.
The webinar will include activities, exercises, and guidance for PLC leaders, including a High-Functioning PLC Self-Assessment Rubric and a Q & A segment for troubleshooting common obstacles.
- How to build a culture of collaboration
- Constructing community knowledge
- Using protocols to deepen the conversation
- The 3 essential tasks of authentic PLCs
- Self-assessing the effectiveness of your PLCs
- Coaching authentic PLCs
- Troubleshooting common obstacles