Intro to PLCs

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  • Intro to PLCs

    1. 1. Professional Learning CommunitiesGraettinger-Terril Community School District March 12, 2012
    2. 2. IF...
    3. 3. IF...If I were a kid here at G-T (EL, MS, HS),how would I know GTCSD is on the pathto becoming a high achieving schooland/or what would it take to continue onthis path?
    4. 4. IF...
    5. 5. We Are Your PLC!
    6. 6. We Are Your PLC!Some entertainment to start our day offright!
    7. 7. We Are Your PLC!Some entertainment to start our day offright!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CsGao_i1BM
    8. 8. First...
    9. 9. First...Jot down a definition of the termProfessional Learning Community
    10. 10. First...Jot down a definition of the termProfessional Learning CommunityDo you consider G-T CSD a PLC?
    11. 11. First...Jot down a definition of the termProfessional Learning CommunityDo you consider G-T CSD a PLC? Why or Why Not?
    12. 12. First...Jot down a definition of the termProfessional Learning CommunityDo you consider G-T CSD a PLC? Why or Why Not?What professional development have youpersonally done in the area of PLCs,Assessment, and/or Interventions?
    13. 13. What is a PLC?
    14. 14. What is a PLC?“An ongoing process in which educators workcollaboratively in recurring cycles of collectiveinquiry and action research to achieve better resultsfor the students they serve...”
    15. 15. What is a PLC?“An ongoing process in which educators workcollaboratively in recurring cycles of collectiveinquiry and action research to achieve better resultsfor the students they serve...”“A PLC is composed of collaborative teams whosemembers work interdependently to achieve commongoals for which members are mutually accountable”
    16. 16. What is a PLC?“An ongoing process in which educators workcollaboratively in recurring cycles of collectiveinquiry and action research to achieve better resultsfor the students they serve...”“A PLC is composed of collaborative teams whosemembers work interdependently to achieve commongoals for which members are mutually accountable” from Learning by Doing, 2nd ed
    17. 17. What is a PLC?“An ongoing process in which educators workcollaboratively in recurring cycles of collectiveinquiry and action research to achieve better resultsfor the students they serve...”“A PLC is composed of collaborative teams whosemembers work interdependently to achieve commongoals for which members are mutually accountable” from Learning by Doing, 2nd ed
    18. 18. What is a PLC?“An ongoing process in which educators workcollaboratively in recurring cycles of collectiveinquiry and action research to achieve better resultsfor the students they serve...”“A PLC is composed of collaborative teams whosemembers work interdependently to achieve commongoals for which members are mutually accountable” from Learning by Doing, 2nd ed
    19. 19. What is a PLC?“An ongoing process in which educators workcollaboratively in recurring cycles of collectiveinquiry and action research to achieve better resultsfor the students they serve...”“A PLC is composed of collaborative teams whosemembers work interdependently to achieve commongoals for which members are mutually accountable” from Learning by Doing, 2nd ed
    20. 20. What PLCs are not...
    21. 21. What PLCs are not...A Program
    22. 22. What PLCs are not...A ProgramWednesday Morning Meetings
    23. 23. What PLCs are not...A ProgramWednesday Morning MeetingsSomething the District “did” Last Year
    24. 24. What PLCs are not...A ProgramWednesday Morning MeetingsSomething the District “did” Last YearA Book Study Group
    25. 25. The 3 Big Ideas of PLCs
    26. 26. The 3 Big Ideas of PLCsA Focus on Learning
    27. 27. The 3 Big Ideas of PLCsA Focus on LearningA Culture of Collaboration
    28. 28. The 3 Big Ideas of PLCsA Focus on LearningA Culture of CollaborationA Focus on Results
    29. 29. Big Idea #1: A Focus on Learning
    30. 30. Big Idea #1: A Focus on Learning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTeIA8l_Jl8&feature=related
    31. 31. Big Idea #1: A Focus on Learning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTeIA8l_Jl8&feature=related All students can learn at high levels
    32. 32. Big Idea #1: A Focus on Learning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTeIA8l_Jl8&feature=related All students can learn at high levels Teams take responsibility for that learning
    33. 33. Big Idea #1: A Focus on Learning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTeIA8l_Jl8&feature=related All students can learn at high levels Teams take responsibility for that learning Adults are learning too
    34. 34. Current PracticeDo we provide targeted, differentiated,research-based instruction to ourstudents?Are our assessment and gradingpractices aligned to support extendinglearning time?
    35. 35. Big Idea #2: A Culture of Collaboration
    36. 36. Big Idea #2: A Culture of Collaboration Educators work collaboratively to foster the learning of all students and accept collective responsibility for that learning
    37. 37. Big Idea #2: A Culture of Collaboration Educators work collaboratively to foster the learning of all students and accept collective responsibility for that learning Work of teams is to gain clarity around essential learning targets, develop common formative assessments and analyze data to increase student achievement
    38. 38. Big Idea #3: A Focus on Results
    39. 39. Big Idea #3: A Focus on ResultsTeams develop and pursue measurableimprovement goals
    40. 40. Big Idea #3: A Focus on ResultsTeams develop and pursue measurableimprovement goalsTeams review results of common formativeassessments to discover strengths andweaknesses in their individual teaching inorder to learn from on another
    41. 41. Big Idea #3: A Focus on ResultsTeams develop and pursue measurableimprovement goalsTeams review results of common formativeassessments to discover strengths andweaknesses in their individual teaching inorder to learn from on anotherTeams use data to identify students who needadditional time and support
    42. 42. What does our data say?What does it tell us about GTCSD?
    43. 43. What does our data say?What does it tell us about GTCSD?
    44. 44. What does our data say? What does it tell us about GTCSD? How would knowing our data change and guideour discussions, our teaching efforts, our research?
    45. 45. What does our data say? What does it tell us about GTCSD? How would knowing our data change and guideour discussions, our teaching efforts, our research?
    46. 46. Where do we rate?
    47. 47. Where do we rate?Learning should not be an accident; it should bedetermined, assessed, and revisited through a systematicapproach...
    48. 48. Where do we rate?Learning should not be an accident; it should bedetermined, assessed, and revisited through a systematicapproach... Can we honestly say that we are approaching education, instruction and learning, with research- based and efficient methods?
    49. 49. Where do we rate?Learning should not be an accident; it should bedetermined, assessed, and revisited through a systematicapproach... Can we honestly say that we are approaching education, instruction and learning, with research- based and efficient methods? Regardless of “research-based” - is what we are doing working? What is the evidence that what we are currently doing is working?
    50. 50. Where do we rate?Learning should not be an accident; it should bedetermined, assessed, and revisited through a systematicapproach... Can we honestly say that we are approaching education, instruction and learning, with research- based and efficient methods? Regardless of “research-based” - is what we are doing working? What is the evidence that what we are currently doing is working?If not, what is holding us back? What are the barriers?
    51. 51. Where do we want to send our kids?
    52. 52. Where do we want to send our kids? “Henry Higgins School” - where “We believe all kids can learn...and we will work to help all students achieve high standards of learning.”
    53. 53. Take a minute and discuss with a partner...
    54. 54. Take a minute and discuss with a partner... What does our “District’s Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals, Collective Commitments” mean to us?
    55. 55. Take a minute and discuss with a partner... What does our “District’s Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals, Collective Commitments” mean to us? Mission: Why do we exist?
    56. 56. Take a minute and discuss with a partner... What does our “District’s Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals, Collective Commitments” mean to us? Mission: Why do we exist? Vision: What do we hope to become?
    57. 57. Take a minute and discuss with a partner... What does our “District’s Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals, Collective Commitments” mean to us? Mission: Why do we exist? Vision: What do we hope to become? Collective Commitments: What commitments must we make to create the school or district that will improve our ability to fulfill our purpose?
    58. 58. Take a minute and discuss with a partner... What does our “District’s Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals, Collective Commitments” mean to us? Mission: Why do we exist? Vision: What do we hope to become? Collective Commitments: What commitments must we make to create the school or district that will improve our ability to fulfill our purpose? Goals: What goals will we use to monitor our progress?
    59. 59. Take a minute and discuss with a partner... What does our “District’s Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals, Collective Commitments” mean to us? Mission: Why do we exist? Vision: What do we hope to become? Collective Commitments: What commitments must we make to create the school or district that will improve our ability to fulfill our purpose? Goals: What goals will we use to monitor our progress?If you were to share this information with a new teacher, how would you summarize in your own words, through examples, stories, evidence, etc.?
    60. 60. Don’t tell me you believe “all kids can learn”…tell me what you’re doing about the kids who aren’t learning. -- Rick DuFour

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