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Expanding professional development offerings and creating opportunities for teachers to share best practices can be challenging when faced with budget cuts. Learn how Jeffco Public Schools (CO) addresses district professional development needs and supports millennial teachers without added financial strain through online Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
Jeffco launched online PLCs with resource banks, collaboration spaces, and collegial conversation opportunities to offer continual support of teacher training and connect teachers beyond the time and space of school meetings. Jill Montoya, Online Professional Development Coordinator, Jeffco Public Schools, details how one of the 50 largest school districts in the nation developed online PLCs to support a guaranteed and viable curriculum, extend professional development opportunities, and improve communication, collaboration, and cohesiveness among staff.