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Plc

  1. 1. What is a Professional Learning Community?<br />(PLC)<br />
  2. 2. A Professional Learning Community<br />
  3. 3. Professional Learning Community<br /><ul><li>Focus on learning rather than teaching
  4. 4. Work Collaboratively
  5. 5. Hold themselves accountable for results</li></li></ul><li>Core principles of PLC<br /><ul><li>Big Idea # 1</li></ul>Shift from a focus on teaching to a focus on learning<br />
  6. 6. Creating a Professional Learning Community is a <br />Journey….<br />
  7. 7. Making the Complex, Simple<br />The professional learning community model<br />requires the school staff to FOCUS on LEARNING<br />rather than teaching, working collaboratively on<br />matters related to learning, and hold itself<br />accountable for the kind of results that fuel<br />continual improvement <br />
  8. 8. <ul><li>Big Idea # 2</li></ul>Collaborative Culture<br />
  9. 9. Simply being collaborativedoes not make change<br />Members of a Learning Community must call on<br />each other’s knowledge, skills and aspirations to<br />address their goal.<br />
  10. 10. What does it mean to collaborate?<br />
  11. 11. In a Professional Learning Community…..<br />Teachers work together <br />on high performing teams<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li>Big Idea # 3</li></ul>Result focused<br />
  13. 13. We assess our effectiveness on the basis of<br />results rather than intentions. Individuals, teams<br />and schools seek relevant data and information<br />and use that information to promote continuous<br />improvement.<br />Rebecca DuFour<br />PLC Results Focus<br />
  14. 14. Why create a Professional Learning Community<br /><ul><li>About 30 percent of high school students drop out before graduation</li></ul>1 million <br />students fail to graduate every year<br />
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  16. 16. Impact of becoming a PLC<br /><ul><li>Student achievement improved from 85% to 95% of all students meeting or exceeding state standards</li></li></ul><li>Impact of becoming a PLC<br /><ul><li>Percentage of students with special needs meeting or exceeding the state standards has risen to 81% in math and 79% in reading</li></li></ul><li>Is a Professional Learning Community…..<br />A prescription or a recipe?<br />NO!<br />A new program?<br />NO!<br />
  17. 17. A Professional Learning Community IS…<br />an infrastructure, or a way of working together, which results in continuous improvement<br />
  18. 18. Until it’s been<br />learned,<br />it hasn’t been<br />taught<br />
  19. 19. We know that we can make a <br />difference<br />AND<br />It’s the right thing to do.<br />IF not us, then who?<br />If not now, then when?<br />

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