Professional Learning Community Resources
This quote from the ALL Things PLC website provides a clear and comprehensive definition of a Professional Learning Community (PLC):
A Professional Learning Community is “an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. Professional learning communities operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous job-embedded learning for educators.”
In many schools today, teachers are engaged in activities that are being called PLCs that are really something else—perhaps professional working communities (PWCs). Much of my writing, presentations, and facilitations are geared toward getting teachers to ask the question, “What do students need us to learn?”
Professional Learning for Student Achievement
Teaching as a Team sport in a Public Act: Why are Teams Critical for Student Learning?
Professional Learning Communities
End of the Year Goal Setting as Team Building: A Vertical Elementary School Example
What’s the difference between “sharing” and “teaming”?
- School Leadership Team Goal-Setting
- PLCs: From Data to Action
- A Vision for PLCs
- PLC or PWC?
- PLCs and Coaching for Teacher and Student Learning
- Learning PLC Skills and Practices by Doing PLCs
- Coaches and PLCs
- Questions and Discussion in PLCs
- VIDEO: Changes in Teacher Behavior
- Peer Coaching and PLCs
- Instructional Coaches and Professional Learning Communities
- Facilitating Conversations: Empowering Teams
- Case Study: The Austin Independent School District
- Driving Action from Mission and Vision
- Why Teams?
- Teaching and Learning Through Analysis
- A Conversation with Jim Knight
- PLCs: Playpen or Playground
- Teacher Goals and Shared Student Achievement Outcomes
- PLC Conversations That Build Shared Responsibility for Student Success
- Year-End Goal Setting
- Collaboration Building Teacher Efficacy
- Building Collegiality With a Three Year Commitment to Students
- Planning Questions for Coaching Conferencing and PLC Facilitation