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Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute

Salt Lake City, Utah | November 11–13, 2020
USD $709.00
  • Important Event Update: The Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute, scheduled for November 11–13, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah, will no longer be held at this time. All current registrants for the Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute will receive our new Professional Learning Communities at Work® Portable Event Package. Registrants can expect an email from Solution Tree customer service that outlines next steps. For immediate assistance, please contact customer service at 800.733.6786. Alternatively, please contact your local representative.

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

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Download the detailed agenda and summaries

Wednesday, November 11th

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

Thursday, November 12th

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.


2:45–4:00 p.m. Team Time

Friday, November 13th

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: Salt Palace Convention Center: $15 per entry

All rates are per day and subject to change.

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

Primary Hotel

Hilton Salt Lake City Center

255 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $195 per night
Deadline: October 19, 2020 or until group rate is sold out

“The slide on the setup of collaborative teams was excellent and gave me some ideas of how to set up our school to make it a true PLC instead of a pseudo PLC.”

Paul Gagnon, principal, Page High School, Arizona

“The great opening sent us off to a positive and energetic day filled with great gems to take back to our schools.”

Erin Barr, teacher, Kingston Elementary School, California

“The presenters were very knowledgeable about the topic, and when they were presented with challenging questions, they had ideas and other suggestions to those seeking solutions.”

Martha Loera-Olivas, program coordinator, Aurora Public Schools, Colorado

“The various breakout sessions gave choices for people to attend based on their building needs and interests.”

Eric Cobb, teacher, El Dorado Elementary School, California

“The opportunity to network with other educators who are on the PLC journey was valuable. The expertise of the presenters was also very helpful. I also appreciated the cohesive message regardless of which breakout session I attended.”

Pat Foster, principal, Oskaloosa Elementary School, Kansas


Salt Palace Convention Center

100 South West Temple

Salt Lake City, Utah

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 2020

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: CFF614

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

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