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Journey of a PLC          Dr. Marci Shepard               Teacher University              Orting School District          ...
Welcome                         Stand by Me• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-  TVg40ExM       Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting...
A Picture of Our Day of       LearningDr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  201...
It is what you do thatmatters, not what you call itPage 39, #9  Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Le...
Your Definitions of a PLC• Read the definitions we wrote on  October 8th• By yourself: Select one that stands  out to you•...
The Journey of a PLC is a   COMPLEX and NON-LINEAR   endeavor• Simple checklist• Recipe• Getting to the next stop in a pre...
AnalogyThere is no one right way to drive from Seattleto New York. Different routes and speeds depending on variables  W...
AnalogyThere are no shortcuts or easyroutes to take.Anticipate occasional stormsand roadblocks.But the purpose of the jour...
A Roadmap It is easier to get from Point A to Point B if we  know where Point B is Simply knowing where we are isn’t goo...
G.B. Jones Break the long and  difficult journey into it’s  component parts – “stops  along the way.” “I find it easier ...
Charting Our Course     The Journey of a   Professional Learning        CommunityDr. Marci Shepard  Orting School Distric...
What is a        Professional Learning            Community? What is a     Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  T...
Why Establish a PLC? What is a PLC? Why establish a                     Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Tea...
Build the Foundation for a PLC                                                                        Build the What is ...
Build Collaborative Teams                                                   Build collaborative                          ...
Focus on Learning                                          Focus on learning                                            ...
Give Extra Time and Support                                 Give extra time and                                support   ...
Focus on Results                Focus on results                  Give extra time and                 support           ...
Strive for Continuous              Improvement               Strive for continuous                Focus on              ...
Strive for Continuous              Improvement               Strive for continuous                Focus on              ...
BreakDr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
Group yourselves into teams of15 people (6 groups total)Bring your book Learning by Doing withyou.    Dr. Marci Shepard  ...
Unpack and Share “Checkpoints”         on the Journey Your team will be given one  “checkpoint” on the Journey of a  PLC...
Unpacking “Checkpoints" on the               Journey•   Clarify WHAT each student is expected to learn    (including align...
Lunch After lunch, please sit at  the table that has the postcard with your name           on it.Dr. Marci Shepard  Ortin...
Welcome Back!Please sit at the table thathas the postcard with your       name on it.Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School Dis...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8d_Irr  a0yI&feature=related  Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learn...
Teams Self-Assess and               Determine Next Steps  • Where are you on your journey?  • What are your next steps?  •...
Wrap-Up• Groups report out on what they worked  on• Feedback• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wldc  HwwRHKg• http://www.you...
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In this session, participants will refine understanding of what a PLC is, unpack and share “checkpoints” on the journey, and teams will self-assess where they are on the journey and determine next steps.

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  1. 1. Journey of a PLC Dr. Marci Shepard Teacher University Orting School District 2010-2011Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  2. 2. Welcome Stand by Me• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us- TVg40ExM Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  3. 3. A Picture of Our Day of LearningDr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  4. 4. It is what you do thatmatters, not what you call itPage 39, #9 Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  5. 5. Your Definitions of a PLC• Read the definitions we wrote on October 8th• By yourself: Select one that stands out to you• With a partner: Share the definition you chose and why• With the table group: Partners share Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011 one definition they chose and why
  6. 6. The Journey of a PLC is a COMPLEX and NON-LINEAR endeavor• Simple checklist• Recipe• Getting to the next stop in a prescribed order to reach the destination• Rigid timetables• Step-by-step directions you must adhere to Orting School District
  7. 7. AnalogyThere is no one right way to drive from Seattleto New York. Different routes and speeds depending on variables  Who is in the car  Leisurely pace or stop and confirm directions frequently vs. proceeding with urgency  Northern route vs. southern route But there are at least two requirements to get there:  Start Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011 the engine and put the car in drive
  8. 8. AnalogyThere are no shortcuts or easyroutes to take.Anticipate occasional stormsand roadblocks.But the purpose of the journey –higher levels of learning for allstudents and adults – is Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  9. 9. A Roadmap It is easier to get from Point A to Point B if we know where Point B is Simply knowing where we are isn’t good enough A map can help us see where we are, identify our next stop and help us see progress MapQuest Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  10. 10. G.B. Jones Break the long and difficult journey into it’s component parts – “stops along the way.” “I find it easier to go up the trail focused on just getting to the next checkpoint, rather than the final destination.” The roadmapOrting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011 Dr. Marci Shepard  can help us
  11. 11. Charting Our Course The Journey of a Professional Learning CommunityDr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  12. 12. What is a Professional Learning Community? What is a Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  13. 13. Why Establish a PLC? What is a PLC? Why establish a  Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  14. 14. Build the Foundation for a PLC  Build the What is a PLC? Why establish a  foundation for a PLC Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  15. 15. Build Collaborative Teams  Build collaborative teams  Build the What is a PLC? Why establish a  foundation for a PLC Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  16. 16. Focus on Learning  Focus on learning  Build collaborative teams  Build the What is a PLC? Why establish a  foundation for a PLC Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  17. 17. Give Extra Time and Support  Give extra time and support  Focus on learning  Build collaborative teams  Build the What is a PLC? Why establish a  foundation for a PLC Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  18. 18. Focus on Results  Focus on results  Give extra time and support  Focus on learning  Build collaborative teams  Build the What is a PLC? Why establish a  foundation for a PLC Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  19. 19. Strive for Continuous Improvement  Strive for continuous  Focus on improvement results  Give extra time and support  Focus on learning  Build collaborative teams  Build the What is a PLC? Why establish a  foundation for a PLC Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  20. 20. Strive for Continuous Improvement  Strive for continuous  Focus on improvement results  Give extra time and support  Focus on learning  Build collaborative teams  Build the What is a PLC? Why establish a  foundation for a PLC Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  21. 21. BreakDr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  22. 22. Group yourselves into teams of15 people (6 groups total)Bring your book Learning by Doing withyou. Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  23. 23. Unpack and Share “Checkpoints” on the Journey Your team will be given one “checkpoint” on the Journey of a PLC Unpack the “checkpoint” Share with the whole group what you discovered on your excursion (not more than 5 minutes) Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  24. 24. Unpacking “Checkpoints" on the Journey• Clarify WHAT each student is expected to learn (including alignment and pacing)• Monitor each student’s learning through frequent COMMON, FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS• Identify students who need EXTRA TIME AND SUPPORT (compile and analyze data from common assessments)• DISCUSS RESULTS from common assessments (identify strengths and weaknesses in student learning to plan next steps; share effective instructional practices; identify team’s PD needs; refine lessons, assessment and pacing guide)• Working interdependently to achieve COMMON GOALS for which teams are mutually accountable for (SMART goals) Orting School District• ProvideMarci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching,students who didn’t Dr. timely INTERVENTION for Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  25. 25. Lunch After lunch, please sit at the table that has the postcard with your name on it.Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  26. 26. Welcome Back!Please sit at the table thathas the postcard with your name on it.Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  27. 27. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8d_Irr a0yI&feature=related Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  28. 28. Teams Self-Assess and Determine Next Steps • Where are you on your journey? • What are your next steps? • Where will you be traveling to for collaboration today? • Please leave your information on the back of your postcard before you go.Please be back here and ready to report out at Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
  29. 29. Wrap-Up• Groups report out on what they worked on• Feedback• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wldc HwwRHKg• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaLBr IZFP68 Dr. Marci Shepard  Orting School District  Teaching, Learning and Assessment  2010-2011
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