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Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute

Long Beach, California | November 2–4, 2022
  • $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.”

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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

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

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Detailed agenda and summaries

Wednesday, November 2nd

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 3rd

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

Friday, November 4th

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:
Hyatt Regency: $29 self parking per day or $34 valet
Westin: $25 Self parking per day or $30 valet per day
Convention Center: $15 per entry

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

Hyatt Regency Long Beach

200 South Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $239 per night
Deadline: October 4, 2022, or until group rate is sold out.

Alternative Hotel 1

Westin Long Beach

333 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $229 per night
Deadline: October 11, 2022 or until group rate is sold out.

Online reservations

“Although there are many PD opportunities available to teachers, this one is essential for novice and experienced teachers alike. No teacher should enter a school without this information.”

Andrew Rodriguez, teacher, Salinas High School, California

“It was an extraordinary opportunity to have access to this caliber of educational professionals.”

Jennifer Sutter, teacher, College Heights Elementary School, California

“As a superintendent bringing PLCs to my district, this conference really helped my team better understand the essentials of the PLC process, which in turn assisted me in helping them see my vision for bringing the process to the forefront of our district and the needed culture shift. My team left excited and motivated to really focus on learning for all and learning at high levels.”

James Harrell, superintendent, Gateway Unified School District, California

“GREAT CONFERENCE! It was a booster shot to my career and a positive indicator of the direction that my school wants to go. I had a great time and learned much!”

Eric Cobb, teacher, El Dorado Elementary School, California


Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center

300 East Ocean Boulevard

Long Beach, California

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. No cash accepted onsite please. Continental US only.

Additional Information

Product code: CFF701

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

Included with registration

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