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Beyond the Common Core A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Leader’s Guide

Game Plan A Playbook for Developing Winning PLCs at Work™  Published by: Solution Tree Create a uniform game plan to foster a collaborative community of learners, develop a shared focus, and meet growth goals. Examine new concepts of leadership, and learn how to effectively assemble schoolwide commitment to PLC principles. Explore coaching points and tools you can use to customize strategies for teachers and leaders, who must share collective responsibility to drive lasting change.  Benefits Discover why a well-defined game plan is necessary for schools and districts to build solid collaborative relationships. Explore strategies for keeping key stakeholders involved and committed to your PLC. Examine how collaborative teams can improve student learning through reviewing and refining curriculum and assessment. Learn how to collect data to monitor your effectiveness. Use facilitation guides, conversation prompts, templates, and rubrics to evaluate and build your game plan.

Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work™

Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Published by: Solution Tree Get all of your PLC questions answered. Designed as a companion resource to Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work™ (3rd ed.), this powerful, quick-reference guidebook is a must-have for teachers and administrators working to build and sustain a PLC. You and your team will turn to this invaluable reference tool again and again as questions and complications arise along your PLC journey.  Benefits Receive concise answers to frequently asked questions about becoming a PLC. Address the four critical questions that guide teacher collaboration through the PLC process. Review essential PLC vocabulary. Understand the qualities educators need to cultivate in order to harness a collaborative culture. Outline what students need to learn, and ascertain how to react when students either do or do not learn it. Gain tips on additional PLC books to read to dig deeper into the topics covered in this book.

Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill Teaching in a Professional Learning Community at Work™

Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill Teaching in a Professional Learning Community at Work™  Published by: Solution Tree Written for all educators, this book explores professional learning communities from a teacher’s perspective. Focused chapters survey effective and collaborative team actions, instructional practices that enhance teacher efficiency, and the role teacher judgment and classroom context play in determining instructional outcomes. The authors show that shifting teachers’ focus from teaching to learning creates a lasting commitment to PLC success.  Benefits Understand the positive effect the PLC at Work™ process has on improving school culture, staff morale, and student achievement. Use collaborative teams to boost teacher and student expectations and foster an environment that promotes higher-level learning for all students. Explore how teachers’ continued learning positively influences student learning. Learn strategies to engage students and assess their progress. Explore the challenges—and ultimate failure—of school improvement efforts in traditional schools, and realize how PLCs overcome these challenges.

Professional Learning Communities

Upcoming Professional Development Training for Effective Implementation of PLCs

Here in Bossier Parish, schools will be provided with numerous learning opportunities to support the district-wide implementation of effective PLCs starting this Spring 2017. Principal and Solution Tree Presenter, Brandon Jones, will be conducting his follow-up PLC sessions with the schools and district on Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27, 2017.  These sessions represent a continuation of professional development for Bossier Parish that previously took place during the month of July 2016. The dates and times of the follow-up training sessions have been sent to principals. Additionally, starting in March 2017, Mr. Jones and Solution Tree PLC Presenter and Author, W. Richard Smith, will kick-off the training for Bossier Parish Schools first ever Professional Learning Communities Academy. More information regarding this major event will follow soon. 

Apollo Data Wall

Data Wall

Apollo Elementary school's Collaborative Teams!!!

PLC Smart Goal Workshop @ Kingston Elem

Student Created Data Wall

This picture represents how students at Kingston ES are involved in their own learning and assessment of learning.

Student Created Data Wall at Kingston ES

This picture represents how students at Kingston ES are involved in their own learning and assessment of learning.

Teacher Learning Communities

How to Become A Model PLC School

Do you think your school already has what it takes to become a Model PLC School? 

Click on the following link and find out! if you wish to apply, let me know and I shall help you with the process! You would be the very FIRST in the WHOLE STATE OF LOUISIANA!!!!

 

http://www.allthingsplc.info/evidence-submission-online

 

 

 

Horda Semdani

PLC Supervisor