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Plc introduction

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  2. 2. A Joint Partnership between . . .<br /> Washington Education Association<br /> Educational Service Districts <br /> Association of Washington School Principals<br /> Washington Association of School Administrators<br />
  3. 3. Educators in 100 different districts identified three broad areas of change that need to occur to improve student learning<br />The first is to rethink and transform the current professional development paradigm. <br />The second is to restructure the design, delivery, content, context and expectations for outcomes of teachers' professional development. <br />The third is reculturing schools and communities in ways that create and nurture opportunities for on-going, job-embedded teacher growth and professional development.<br />Source: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory - SEDL<br />The first is to rethink and transform the current professional development paradigm. <br />The second is to restructure the design, delivery, content, context and expectations for outcomes of teachers' professional development. <br />The third is reculturing schools and communities in ways that create and nurture opportunities for on-going, job-embedded teacher growth and professional development.<br />Source: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory - SEDL<br />
  4. 4. Why Professional Learning Communities?<br />Involves staff identifying their own needs and developing learning experiences to meet those needs<br />Is school-based and embedded in daily work<br />Is organized around collaborative problem-solving<br />Is continuous and on-going with follow-up and support<br />Focuses on student learning and instructional practice<br />Provides opportunities to apply new learning within the context of the classroom<br />Is connected to a comprehensive change process<br />Is recognized by research to improve student learning<br />
  5. 5. A Professional Learning Community . . .<br /> Is . . . A collaborative process<br /> Is . . . Focused on student work and student learning<br /> Is . . . Focused on Instructional Practice<br /> Is . . . An empowering infrastructure of support<br /> Is . . . Effective professional development<br /> Is . . . Connected to the context of teachers’ classrooms<br /> Is . . . Action and results oriented<br /> Is . . . Continuous school improvement<br />
  6. 6. A Professional Learning Community . . .<br /> Is Not . . . A prescription<br /> Is Not . . . A new “Program” <br /> Is Not . . . A book study<br /> Is Not . . . Forced on educators<br />
  7. 7. Staff Benefits<br />Reduced teacher isolation<br />Collective responsibility for student success<br />Increased understanding of the roles teachers play in helping all students achieve<br />More satisfaction<br />higher morale<br />less absenteeism<br />Southwest Educational Development Laboratory- SEDL<br />
  8. 8. Student Benefits<br />Decreased dropout rate<br />Less absenteeism<br />Greater academic gains in comparison to traditional schools<br />Smaller achievement gaps between students from different backgrounds<br />Southwest Educational Development Laboratory - SEDL<br />
  9. 9. What is PLCWashington?<br /> Partnership Between Educational Organizations<br /> Learning Website - PLCWashington.org<br /> On-line PLC Courses<br /> Embed authentic Learning Cycles<br /> Professional Development Supports<br /> Capacity Building in Schools and Districts<br />
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  11. 11. PLC Modules and Resources<br /> Introduction to PLC’s<br /> Necessary Conditions<br /> Supportive and Shared Leadership<br /> Building Trust<br /> Collaboration<br /> PLC Models and Study Groups<br /> Coaching<br /> Training and Support<br />
  12. 12. On-line Course<br />
  13. 13. For More Information Contact<br />Scott Poirier – WEA <br />spoirier@washingtonea.org<br />(360) 561-0019<br />Dana Anderson – ESD 113<br />danderson@esd113.k12.wa.us<br />(360) 464-6721<br />

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