Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute

Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute

  • $669.00 per person for teams of 5 or more

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

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

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Download the detailed agenda and summaries

Monday, June 24th

6:30–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45–10:15 a.m.


10:15–11:45 a.m. Breakouts
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:45–2:15 p.m.


2:15–2:30 p.m.


2:30–3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

Tuesday, June 25th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45–10:15 a.m.


10:15–11:45 a.m. Breakouts
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:45–2:15 p.m.


2:15–2:30 p.m.


2:30–3:30 p.m. Team Time

Wednesday, June 26th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m.


9:30–10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m–12:00 p.m.


Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking information:
Hilton: $20 Self; $40 Valet
Doubletree: $21 Self Parking
Convention Center: $15 Daily
Hyatt Place: $25 Daily

Click here for convention center parking information.

You can also find more parking options on this website.

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

Hilton Minneapolis - SOLD OUT

1001 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Alternate Hotel 1

Doubletree Minneapolis - SOLD OUT

1101 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Alternate Hotel 2

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Downtown

425 7th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $199 per night
Deadline: June 7, 2019 or until group rate is sold out.

Online Reservations

“This was the best PD I have ever been involved with.”

Steve McCauley, associate principal, Algona Community School District, Iowa

“I am so excited about getting back in my classroom and implementing what I have learned.”

Cara Ludemann, teacher, Charles City Community School District, Iowa

“Truly inspiring. I can’t wait for school to start.”

Bob Lincoln, teacher, Sun Path Elementary School, Minnesota

“By the end of Bob Eaker’s keynote, I felt I mattered as a teacher and was excited to go back to school to make a difference in our kids’ lives! Thank you for that.”

Sherry Petznick, teacher, Somerset Elementary School, Wisconsin


Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 Second Avenue South

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 4–6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your department of education for CEU availability.

University of Lynchburg Graduate Credit Opportunity 2019

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: CFF556

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

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