Purpose/Overview:
Provide insight into the three key factors of effective professional learning communities, how professional learning networks connect to improved performance of PLCs, and how both PLCs and PLNs support increased student achievement.

Description:
Participants will review key components to effective professional learning communities and professional learning networks through a variety of interactive activities.

Objectives:
  • Review key components of professional learning communities
  • Understand the research behind effective PLCs
  • Use PLC resources to plan for effective PLCs
  • Facilitate exploration of PLN resources

Learner Outcomes:
After this session participates will be able to...
  • Explain a Professional Learning Community (PLC)
  • Identify characteristics of an effective PLC
  • Make connections between PLCs and PLNs
  • Explain how PLCs and PLNs can impact instruction and student achievement



The digital resources included on this wiki have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive digital resources for the purposes outlined on this wiki.



Welcome and Introductions

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Activity - Observable Behaviors
  • Look at the pictures below
  • List what you see that shows that this is an effective PLC
  • Choose one person from your table/group to add one idea to the Padlet

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Professional Learning Communities



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Activity - Jigsaw
PLC Guiding Questions

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Mission:
Is it evident that learning
for all is our core purpose?.....

..
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Shared Vision:
Do we know what we are
trying to create?
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Shared Values:
How must we behave to
advance our vision?
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Goals:
What are our priorities?
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Communication:
How do we communicate
what is important?
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Clarity Regarding What
Students Must Know and
Be Able to Do
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Assessing Whether Students....
Have Learned the
Essential Curriculum
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Systematic Interventions
Ensure Students Receive
Additional Time and
Support for Learning
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Collaborative Teams of
Teachers Focus on Issues
That Directly Impact
Student Learning
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Creating a Focus on Results.....
That Impacts Schools,
Teams, and Teachers
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A Focus on Results
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Responding to Conflict in a.....
PLC

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Activity - Discuss
  • What new understanding do you have as a result of this activity?
  • What will you do differently as a result of this new learning?
  • What questions do you still have?


Professional Learning Networks


bit.ly/plnhelp
Create your own Playlist on MentorMob!

Weblink to presentation: http://portal.sliderocket.com/BXBRM/PowerofPLNs

Summary and Reflection

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Activity - What-About Review - Use the Handout
  • Recollections
  • Insights
  • Applications


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Resources

www.allthingsplc.info
www.allthingsassessment.info
http://go.solution-tree.com/PLCbooks
http://quality.cr.k12.ia.us/PLC/indexPLC.html
http://www.thinkingcollaborative.com/
http://pearsonlt.com/
Pearson 7 Step Protocol