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  • 1. What is a Professional Learning Community?
    (PLC)
  • 2. A Professional Learning Community
  • 3. Professional Learning Community
    • Focus on learning rather than teaching
    • 4. Work Collaboratively
    • 5. Hold themselves accountable for results
  • Core principles of PLC
    • Big Idea # 1
    Shift from a focus on teaching to a focus on learning
  • 6. Creating a Professional Learning Community is a
    Journey….
  • 7. Making the Complex, Simple
    The professional learning community model
    requires the school staff to FOCUS on LEARNING
    rather than teaching, working collaboratively on
    matters related to learning, and hold itself
    accountable for the kind of results that fuel
    continual improvement
  • 8.
    • Big Idea # 2
    Collaborative Culture
  • 9. Simply being collaborativedoes not make change
    Members of a Learning Community must call on
    each other’s knowledge, skills and aspirations to
    address their goal.
  • 10. What does it mean to collaborate?
  • 11. In a Professional Learning Community…..
    Teachers work together
    on high performing teams
  • 12.
    • Big Idea # 3
    Result focused
  • 13. We assess our effectiveness on the basis of
    results rather than intentions. Individuals, teams
    and schools seek relevant data and information
    and use that information to promote continuous
    improvement.
    Rebecca DuFour
    PLC Results Focus
  • 14. Why create a Professional Learning Community
    • About 30 percent of high school students drop out before graduation
    1 million
    students fail to graduate every year
  • 15.
  • 16. Impact of becoming a PLC
    • Student achievement improved from 85% to 95% of all students meeting or exceeding state standards
  • Impact of becoming a PLC
    • Percentage of students with special needs meeting or exceeding the state standards has risen to 81% in math and 79% in reading
  • Is a Professional Learning Community…..
    A prescription or a recipe?
    NO!
    A new program?
    NO!
  • 17. A Professional Learning Community IS…
    an infrastructure, or a way of working together, which results in continuous improvement
  • 18. Until it’s been
    learned,
    it hasn’t been
    taught
  • 19. We know that we can make a
    difference
    AND
    It’s the right thing to do.
    IF not us, then who?
    If not now, then when?