<ul><li>TMS Curriculum Fair </li></ul>
Professional Learning  Communities (PLCs) TMS Professional Development Committee Suzanne Cariddi Julie Meehan Ann Powell D...
Professional Learning  Communities (PLCs) Introduction
<ul><li>Compile needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Compile needs assessment </li></ul>June <ul><li>Work with school commit...
<ul><li>Compile needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Compile needs assessment </li></ul>June <ul><li>Work with school commit...
<ul><li>WRITE DISTRICT PLAN </li></ul><ul><li>REVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>DISTRICT PLAN   </li></ul><ul><li>Compile needs ass...
Norms [suz choose some!] <ul><li>Stay on schedule, be on time </li></ul><ul><li>Participate actively: if you think it, say...
The Three Crucial Questions <ul><li>What is it we want all students to learn? </li></ul><ul><li>How will we know when each...
The PLC Decision-Making Cycle Continually Revisit, Reflect, Revise
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To Facilitate Our Learning Wiki -  http:// snoringdog . pbworks .com
For Tomorrow... <ul><li>DuFour, R. (2004). Schools as Learning Communities.  Educational Leadership , 61(8), 6-11. </li></...
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  1. 1. <ul><li>TMS Curriculum Fair </li></ul>
  2. 2. Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) TMS Professional Development Committee Suzanne Cariddi Julie Meehan Ann Powell Diane Schulthes
  3. 3. Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Introduction
  4. 4. <ul><li>Compile needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Compile needs assessment </li></ul>June <ul><li>Work with school committee on needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Create needs assessment </li></ul>May <ul><li>Meet with school committee for professional learning reading </li></ul><ul><li>Explore professional learning activities </li></ul>Apr <ul><li>COLLECT AND REVIEW DISTRICT-LEVEL PLANS </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with school committee for professional learning reading </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze PD day evaluations </li></ul>Mar <ul><li>Collect and review DOE information </li></ul><ul><li>Complete district plan </li></ul><ul><li>Review district plan </li></ul>Feb <ul><li>Explore professional learning activities </li></ul><ul><li>WRITE DISTRICT PLAN </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing PD on PLCs </li></ul>Jan <ul><li>Review and collect school data </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing PD on PLCs </li></ul>Dec <ul><li>Collect district data from schools </li></ul><ul><li>COMPLETE plan </li></ul><ul><li>SUBMIT by month’s end </li></ul>Nov <ul><li>Review school committee template </li></ul><ul><li>Review county continuum </li></ul><ul><li>Start PD plan </li></ul>Oct <ul><li>Review district data </li></ul><ul><li>Training, if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Review school data </li></ul><ul><li>Training, if needed </li></ul>Sept <ul><li>15 members </li></ul><ul><li>4 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>2 administrators </li></ul><ul><li>3 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>1 administrator </li></ul>County PD Board District PD Committee School PD Committee
  5. 5. <ul><li>Compile needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Compile needs assessment </li></ul>June <ul><li>Work with school committee on needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Create needs assessment </li></ul>May <ul><li>Meet with school committee for professional learning reading </li></ul><ul><li>Explore professional learning activities </li></ul>Apr <ul><li>COLLECT AND REVIEW DISTRICT-LEVEL PLANS </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with school committee for professional learning reading </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze PD day evaluations </li></ul>Mar <ul><li>Collect and review DOE information </li></ul><ul><li>Complete district plan </li></ul><ul><li>Review district plan </li></ul>Feb <ul><li>Explore professional learning activities </li></ul><ul><li>WRITE DISTRICT PLAN </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing PD on PLCs </li></ul>Jan <ul><li>Review and collect school data </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing PD on PLCs </li></ul>Dec <ul><li>Collect district data from schools </li></ul><ul><li>COMPLETE PLAN </li></ul><ul><li>SUBMIT PLAN TO DISTRICT BY END OF THE MONTH </li></ul>Nov <ul><li>Review school committee template </li></ul><ul><li>Review county continuum </li></ul><ul><li>Start PD plan </li></ul>Oct <ul><li>Review district data </li></ul><ul><li>Training, if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Review school data </li></ul><ul><li>Training, if needed </li></ul>Sept <ul><li>15 members </li></ul><ul><li>4 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>2 administrators </li></ul><ul><li>3 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>1 administrator </li></ul>County PD Board District PD Committee School PD Committee <ul><li>WRITE DISTRICT PLAN </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>WRITE DISTRICT PLAN </li></ul><ul><li>REVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>DISTRICT PLAN </li></ul><ul><li>Compile needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Compile needs assessment </li></ul>June <ul><li>Work with school committee on needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Create needs assessment </li></ul>May <ul><li>Meet with school committee for professional learning reading </li></ul><ul><li>Explore professional learning activities </li></ul>Apr <ul><li>COLLECT AND REVIEW DISTRICT-LEVEL PLANS </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with school committee for professional learning reading </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze PD day evaluations </li></ul>Mar <ul><li>Collect and review DOE information </li></ul><ul><li>Complete district plan </li></ul><ul><li>Review district plan </li></ul>Feb <ul><li>Explore professional learning activities </li></ul><ul><li>WRITE DISTRICT PLAN </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing PD on PLCs </li></ul>Jan <ul><li>Review and collect school data </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing PD on PLCs </li></ul>Dec <ul><li>Collect district data from schools </li></ul><ul><li>COMPLETE PLAN </li></ul><ul><li>SUBMIT PLAN TO DISTRICT BY END OF THE MONTH </li></ul>Nov <ul><li>Review school committee template </li></ul><ul><li>Review county continuum </li></ul><ul><li>Start PD plan </li></ul>Oct <ul><li>Review district data </li></ul><ul><li>Training, if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Review school data </li></ul><ul><li>Training, if needed </li></ul>Sept <ul><li>15 members </li></ul><ul><li>4 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>2 administrators </li></ul><ul><li>3 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>1 administrator </li></ul>County PD Board District PD Committee School PD Committee
  7. 7. Norms [suz choose some!] <ul><li>Stay on schedule, be on time </li></ul><ul><li>Participate actively: if you think it, say it </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of your neighbor (if somebody's on the wrong page, help them, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>One person talks at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Take care of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>What is said here, stays here; what is learned here leaves here! </li></ul><ul><li>It's OK to have fun </li></ul><ul><li>Suffering is optional! </li></ul><ul><li>Support each other in the learning process </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor progress--individually and group </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Respect others' viewpoints </li></ul><ul><li>Take time to reflect </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Three Crucial Questions <ul><li>What is it we want all students to learn? </li></ul><ul><li>How will we know when each student has learned it? </li></ul><ul><li>How will we respond when a student does not learn? </li></ul>
  9. 9. The PLC Decision-Making Cycle Continually Revisit, Reflect, Revise
  10. 17. To Facilitate Our Learning Wiki - http:// snoringdog . pbworks .com
  11. 18. For Tomorrow... <ul><li>DuFour, R. (2004). Schools as Learning Communities. Educational Leadership , 61(8), 6-11. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic definition of PLCs </li></ul><ul><li>Available on the WIKI </li></ul>
  12. 19. Thank You!

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