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Introduction to the PLC

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Introduction to the PLC

  1. 1. A Journey Worth Taking
  2. 2.  The very essence of a learning community is a focus on and a commitment to the learning of each student.
  3. 3.  A PLC is composed of COLLABORATIVE TEAMS whose members work interdependently to achieve common goals for which members are mutually accountable.
  4. 4. When you hear “ does that mean? ”, what In a perfect world, what would you like to look like at RHS?
  5. 5. ACTION oriented to Turn and
  6. 6. A constant search for a better way to achieve goals and accomplish success: ◦ Gather evidence of current levels of student learning ◦ Develop strategies and ideas to build on strengths and address weaknesses ◦ Implement those strategies and ideas ◦ Analyze the impact of the changes to discover what was effective and what was not effective ◦ Apply new knowledge in the next cycle of continuous improvement
  7. 7. Members of a PLC realize that all of their efforts – focus on learning, collaborative teams, collective inquiry, action orientation, and continuous improvement – must be assessed on the basis of results rather than intentions.
  8. 8. Organizations that begin the work of a PLC develop their capacity to help all students learn at high levels far more effectively than those organizations that spend time PREPARING to become PLCs through reading or professional development training.
  9. 9.    Look at the school wide data. Trends? Where do we begin? ◦ What do we already have in place? ◦ What data should we collect? When do we want to review this data?

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