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Systemic PLCs at Work™

By: Richard DuFour, Michael Fullan

Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum.

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Cultures Built to Last

Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum on your journey. You'll move beyond isolated pockets of excellence while allowing every person in your school system—from teachers and administrators to students—the opportunity to be an instrument of lasting cultural change.

  • Determine how a systemic approach to PLCs is essential to a collaborative culture.
  • Achieve the coherence and clarity necessary to maintaining a healthy PLC.
  • Find a balance between maintaining focus and generating creativity.

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Additional Information

Product Code: BKF579,EKF207

ISBN: 9781936764747

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 104

“DuFour and Fullan lay out, in a clear and compelling way, what needs to be done to move from isolated and transient pockets of excellence to excellence at the system level—to achieve excellent outcomes not only for students, but to continue to improve to meet future challenges.”

Dylan Wiliam, education consultant and author of Embedded Formative Assessment and Inside the Black Box

“In this deeply practical and grounded book, DuFour and Fullan make whole-system reform seem possible. They describe how to make the systemic become the local in every school so system goals become people goals. This book is a must-read.”

Helen Timperley, professor of education, the University of Auckland

“DuFour and Fullan make a bold call to every member of the school community to align their behavior with the business of educating children. Random acts of proficiency will not transform education. It is unacceptable to leave implementation to chance.”

Anthony Muhammad, PLC associate and author of Transforming School Culture and The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach

“Research and best practice tell us that consistently high performing schools are places where both adults and students are committed to continuous learning and where everyone values collaboration, reflection, and growth. But, how does a school ‘get there’?

“Michael Fullan and Rick DuFour suggest a strategy for becoming that type of school, district (or even region) in their compact, thought-provoking book, Cultures Built to Last: Systemic PLCs at Work. Read the full review.”

Cathy Gassenheimer, Alabama Best Practices Center

“PLCs build leadership capacity in a school by providing a collaborative vehicle to focus stakeholders on the essential questions and building coherence. If you’re looking to institute (or re-energize) PLCs in your school, I recommend Cultures Built to Last: Systemic PLCs at Work.”

Dr. Tim Uhl, superintendent of Catholic schools, Montana

Study Guide

This study guide is arranged by chapter, enabling readers to either work their way through the entire book or to focus on topics addressed in a particular chapter.

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