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Professional Learning Communities. A school-wide approach to ensure that all students learn. PLCs. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Professional Learning CommunitiesA school-wide approach to ensure that all students learn

    Bowie High School

  • *Bowie High School*PLCsDefinition: A Professional Learning Community is a collaboration of teachers, administrators, parents, and students who work together to seek out the best practices, test them in the classroom, continuously improve processes, and focus on results.

    Rick DuFour, 2002.

    Bowie High School

  • *Bowie High School*PLCsFundamental AssumptionsWe can make a difference: Our schools can be more effective.Improving our people is the key to improving our schools.Significant school improvement will impact teaching and learning.

    Bowie High School

  • *Bowie High School*PLCsOne Thing

    The ONE thing about a Professional Learning Community is that learning, rather than teaching, is the fundamental purpose of your school.

    Bowie High School

  • *Bowie High School*PLCsFocus on LearningWhat do we want students to learn?How will we know if they have learned?What will we do if they dont learn?What will we do if they already know it?

    Bowie High School

  • *Bowie High School*PLCs

    Bowie High School

  • *Bowie High School*PLCsFocus on LearningBuild a Collaborative Cultureno school can help all students achieve at high levels if teachers work in isolationSchools improve when teachers are given time and support to work together to clarify essential student learning, develop common assessments, analyze evidence of student learning, and use that evidence to learn from one another

    Bowie High School

  • *Bowie High School*PLCsFocus on LearningBuild a Collaborative CultureFocus on ResultsPLCs measure their effectiveness on the basis of results rather than intentionsAll programs, policies, and practices are continually assessed on the basis of their impact on student learningAll staff member receive relevant and timely information on their effectiveness in achieving intended results

    Bowie High School

  • *Bowie High School*PLCsFocus on LearningBuild a Collaborative CultureFocus on Results

    Katy ISD: Cinco Ranch

    Bowie High School

  • *Bowie High School*Handouts

    Cultural Shifts in a Professional Learning CommunityThe Professional Learning Community ContinuumCritical Issues for Team ConsiderationQuestions to Guide the Work of Your Professional Learning CommunityTeam SMART Goal-setting Plan, Worksheet, and Sample

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  • *Bowie High School*PLCsSteps to SuccessJump Instart anywhere; somewhere; NOWEstablish NormsAlign the CurriculumCreate Common Assessmentsformative; summative; not necessarily testsAnalyze and Use the ResultsReteach and EnrichDo It All Over Again

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  • *Bowie High School*PLCs

    Questions?

    All Things PLC

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