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Packed with research-affirmed practices, this guide offers a cutting-edge manifesto for PLC at Work® success. Sustain the work of your PLC to improve school culture, assessment practices, response to intervention, classroom instruction, and more.

Benefits

  • Discover new ideas and perspectives on school leadership and school culture.
  • Delve into greater specificity on what issues Professional Learning Communities at Work® can positively impact.
  • Learn how to effectively provide extra time and support for students who struggle and extensions for those who have already reached their learning goals.
  • Understand what research shows is ineffective for student success and why such practices should be discontinued.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Proven Insights Into Professional Learning Communities at Work
Chapter 2: The Case for Professional Learning Communities at Work
Chapter 3: The Challenge of Cultural Change
Chapter 4: The Four Pillars of a Professional Learning Community: Shared Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
Chapter 5: Teaching in a Collaborative Culture
Chapter 6: Essential Learning and Assessment in a PLC
Chapter 7: Interventions and Extensions in a PLC
Chapter 8: The Role of the Principal in a PLC
Chapter 9: The Role of the Superintendent and the Central Office in a PLC
Chapter 10: How to Sustain the PLC Process
Appendix A: Support for Professional Learning Communities
Appendix B: Artifacts

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