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Power Point on Professional Learning Communities

  1. 1. Professional Learning Communities How to Collaborate <ul><li>John W. Greth Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Parkland School District </li></ul><ul><li>Allentown, PA </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is a PLC <ul><li>A Collaborative group that shares a common goal and stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues that take a vested interest in sharing ideas and success </li></ul><ul><li>Work together to solve problems </li></ul>
  3. 3. How do they work? <ul><li>Meet regularly to ensure that common ideas are always discussed </li></ul><ul><li>They are not a complain session </li></ul><ul><li>Always working together towards a common goal </li></ul>
  4. 4. Areas for Collaboration <ul><li>Wikispaces - Provide an online resource to share ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Rubistar - common rubrics can be created to share grading strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Voki- create interesting and new projects for the students </li></ul>
  5. 5. Areas for Collaboration <ul><li>Glogster - PLC’s can work on materials collaboratively to prepare for classes </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs - Materials and writing samples can be created and maintained </li></ul>
  6. 6. Areas for Collaboration <ul><li>Test Generator - Tests and questions may be created and changed by PLC’s </li></ul><ul><li>Shared iTunes Library - Enables PLC’s to share video and audio content </li></ul><ul><li>New Web 2.0 Tools - New tools are emerging all the time - </li></ul>
  7. 7. PLC’s Summary <ul><li>Working together to create better content </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate to ensure best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Not a complain session </li></ul><ul><li>Use online tools to work better and collaborate effectively </li></ul>
  8. 8. Resources <ul><li>Rubistar.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Voki.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Glogster.com </li></ul><ul><li>Discoveryeducation.com </li></ul>

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