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Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute

Atlanta, Georgia | July 9–11, 2019
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  • $669.00 per person for teams of 5 or more

Build school culture where learning thrives

“After several months of research and dialogue with practitioners throughout the nation, it became apparent that the hype was real. PLCs . . . are being used by schools and districts of all sizes and demographics to make significant impacts on student achievement.”

Evaluating Professional Learning Communities: Final Report
An APQC® Education Benchmarking Project

The Professional Learning Communities at Work® process is increasingly recognized as the most powerful strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement. This institute gives you and your team the knowledge and tools to implement this powerful process in your school or district.

For three days, you will have the opportunity to network with some of the most insightful minds in education. The presenters, all educators who have successfully led schools through the PLC process, are accessible to you throughout the event.

The program includes time for questions during the breakout sessions, a panel of experts to address questions from the audience, and time for teams to reflect and seek the advice of the presenters. At the end of team time, you will focus on next action steps, with presenters on hand to guide you.

For those just beginning to explore PLCs, this is an excellent way to build your knowledge base. For those who are already involved in deep implementation, this institute is the perfect opportunity to revisit your mission, introduce new team members to the process, and get answers to new questions.

As you delve deep into the three big ideas of a PLC—focus on learning, build a collaborative culture, and results orientation—you will gain specific, practical, and inspiring strategies for transforming your school or district into a place where all students learn at high levels.

Hear from our attendees

Onsite Solution Tree Book Co-op Open Throughout Event

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Detailed agenda and summaries

Tuesday, July 9

6:30–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45–10:00 a.m.


10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–2:30 p.m.


2:30–2:45 p.m.


2:45–3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion

Wednesday, July 10

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45–10:00 a.m.


10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–2:30 p.m.


2:30–2:45 p.m.


2:45–3:45 p.m. Team Time

Thursday, July 11

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m.


9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–11:45 a.m.


Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking information -
Omni Atlanta Hotel: $45 Valet Overnight
The American Hotel: $27.00 Valet Overnight. Self parking is not available at this property

All rates are per day and subject to change.

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Solution Tree. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.

Primary Hotel

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

100 CNN Center NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $189 per night
Deadline: June 14, 2019 or until group rate is sold out.

Online Reservations

Alternate Hotel 1

The American Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton

160 Ted Turner Drive
Atlanta, GA 30303

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $209 per night

Alternate Hotel 2

Embassy Suites Atlanta - Centennial Park

267 Marietta Street
Atlanta, GA. 30313
800.362.2779 referring to Solution Tree - PLC at Work Institute

Deadline: June 17, 2019 or until group rate is sold out. Online Reservations

"I have been in education for 22 years and, by far, this has been the best conference I have ever attended. I am very excited to use several ideas to help my campus grow into the PLC it can become. Thanks again for the learning opportunity."

David Smolka, principal, Gunstream Elementary School, Texas

"I brought six teachers with me. Every single one of them left energized and committed to incorporating multiple strategies and tools that they were exposed to during the conference."

Greg Fehr, principal, Conway Middle School, Kentucky

"Thank you for providing such a motivating conference. I'm looking forward to the implementation of PLCs across my district next year."

Susan Joiner, program coordinator, School District of Lee County, Florida

"This event was life affirming. A lot of principles shared were personal beliefs with little evidence to support until now. Thanks for providing much-needed clarity."

Jeffrey Smith, principal, Saginaw High School, Texas


Georgia World Congress Center
Building A

285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest

Atlanta, Georgia

Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your department of education for CEU availability.

University of Lynchburg Graduate Credit Opportunity 2019

On-Site Solution Tree Book Co-op Discounts

  • 30% off 5 or more Solution Tree titles or resources
  • Buy 10 or more Solution Tree titles or resources and receive 30% off and free shipping
  • On-site book co-op open daily throughout the event

Discounts above are for on-site purchases only. Does not include any non-Solution Tree product, toolkit, or sale table items. Continental US only.

Additional Information

Product code: CFF558

Five Reasons to Attend a Solution Tree Event (PDF)
A Letter to Your Boss (DOC)

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