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Learn step by step how to establish deep-rooted community connections that lead to the lasting betterment of your school or district. Gain key concepts of the professional learning community (PLC) process and how they lead to increased engagement and collaboration with families.

Benefits

  • Gain insight into the importance of parent and family engagement with schools as part of students’ success.
  • Learn key concepts of the professional learning community (PLC) process and how they apply to fostering school engagement with families and other community stakeholders.
  • Gain strategies to encourage community involvement in goal setting within schools.
  • Understand how to overcome the barriers of economically disadvantaged families and communities traditionally underserved by schools.
  • Acquire best practices for involving stakeholders in a collaborative process of learning and growth.

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Community Connections and Your PLC at Work®

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Connecting Your PLC Community
Chapter 1: Setting the Stage
Chapter 2: Creating a Family-Engagement Guiding Coalition
Chapter 3: Articulating a Family-Focused Mission and Vision
Chapter 4: Achieving a Customer-Centric Culture
Chapter 5: Creating a Focus on Learning With Families
Chapter 6: Cultivating Collaboration With Families
Chapter 7: Focusing on Results With Families
Epilogue
Appendix: Additional Resources and Materials

PRINTABLE REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Appendix

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

BOOKS

  • Conzemius, A. E., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The Handbook for SMART School Teams: Revitalizing Best Practices for Collaboration (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Guskey, T. R. (2014). On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Mattos, M., DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. W. (2016). Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 5

Appendix