Getting Started Reculturing Schools to BecomeProfessional Learning Communities 10 Steps as They Relate to MHCHS
Acknowledge Collaboration• All members must agree to make decisions together.• No “executive” decisions in the PLC
Know PLC Concepts• What does a PLC look like? Focus on Learning • Formative assessment, technology, remediation Focus on Collaboration • Lets make this (PLC) a priority – Set and Keep Meeting Times – Use Edmodo – Email Questions Focus on Results • Are we doing what we said we would do? • Is it working? • Share!!
Develop SharedMission, Vision, Values and Goals Mission: Become an effective PLC Vision: Use PLC to improve our teaching of informational texts and teaching with technology Goals: Work collectively, honor each other’s ideas and time, meet regularly
Communicate a Mission ofStudent Learning• All students are given the best possible resources in the best possible environment to succeed.
Describe a Vision of Excellence Common Language Students Common Empowered Excellence Goal Teachers Empowered
Use the Vision StatementModel Ethical Behavior Empower Students with knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing world.
Link Value to Vision Comprehensive Education Productive Prepared for Life Contributions to Beyond High School workforce, college, etc.
Focus on Short Term and LongTerm Goals• Short Term – appropriate/effective use of technology• Short Term – exposure to a variety of informational texts• Long Term – confident evaluators of technological resources• Long Term- increased ability to explain/analyze informational texts
Engage in Research Based andData Driven Plans Provide Opportunities Use Student Teach Strategies (both formative Responses to for Reading and summative) to Direct “Next Steps”Informational Texts Read and Analyze and Text Choices Informational Texts
Expect a Cyclical Process Plan Adjust Implement Evaluate