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Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute

Charlotte, North Carolina | June 28–30, 2022
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  • $689.00 per person for teams of 5 or more
  • Solution Tree is in frequent contact with the staff at event venues to get updates about new or updated COVID-19 guidance from local and state officials related to events and public health. We have proactively taken steps to promote the health and safety of our attendees, associates, and staff.

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. Presenters 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. During 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 assess your progress and identify high-leverage next steps for implementation, 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

On-Site Solution Tree Book Co-op Open Throughout Event

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Detailed agenda and summaries

Tuesday, June 28th

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, June 29th

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, June 30th

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:
Westin: Valet $30; self-parking $25 with in/out privileges
Omni: $40 overnight (valet only)
Hilton Garden Inn Uptown: $25 self-parking

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 - SOLD OUT

The Westin Charlotte

601 S College St
Charlotte, NC 28202

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $235 per night
Deadline: June 6, 2022, or until group rate is sold out

Online Reservations

Additional Hotel 1 - SOLD OUT

Omni Charlotte Hotel

132 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $229 per night. Room types are based on availability.

Online Reservations

Additional Hotel 2

Hilton Garden Inn Uptown

508 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-347-5972 - Dial 0 to speak with an on-site guest services agent

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $179 per night; group code is STO
Deadline: June 6, 2022, or until group rate is sold out

Online Reservations

"The information was applicable and helped me to leave with some specific goals in mind for the PLC groups I am involved in directly, as well as some ideas for our all PLCs across our district."

Rachel Nichols, district office, Catoosa County GA, Georgia

"The best part of a Solution Tree event is that every single session and keynote is tied together under the umbrella of the topic at hand. It all focuses around PLC - no one goes to a session different than the rest and comes back with left field ideas or information. The message is tightly delivered and helps us to bring focus to our work as well."

Stacy Winslow, district office, Derry Township School District, Pennsylvania

"The breakout sessions were a great compliment to the larger questions that were posed during the keynote speeches."

Sharonda Frazier, principal, International Community School, Georgia


Charlotte Convention Center

501 S College St.

Charlotte, North Carolina

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.

On-Site Solution Tree Book Co-op Discounts

  • Buy 5 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. Purchase orders, credit cards, and cash accepted onsite. Continental US only.

Additional Information

Product code: CFF683

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

Included with registration

Learning by Doing

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