Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute

Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute
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  • $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.

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Onsite Solution Tree Bookstore Open Throughout Event

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

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Wednesday, July 19th

6:30–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

Break

10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Breakouts

2:00–2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15–3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 20th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

Break

10:00–11:35 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Breakouts

2:00–2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30–3:30 p.m. Team Time

Friday, July 21st

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Breakouts

9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–11:45 a.m.

Keynote

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

Parking is complimentary at both Hotel and Venue.

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

Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh South - SOLD OUT

164 Fort Couch Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
412.833.5300

“The conference really fired me up to come back and inspire others in my building.”

Sean Brennan, teacher, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, Ohio

“I now feel capable of leading my team each day. I am more knowledgeable about what we should be working on to make it a beneficial work meeting. I have already started implementing the things that I learned with my team.”

Jill Gessling, teacher, Caze Elementary School, Indiana

“This is the third time I have attended the event! The first time was for my own learning, and each time since I have brought teachers for learning and refreshment. The workshop delivers on both accounts. My teachers walked away with new inspiration and new direction.”

Yvonne Buller, principal, York Elementary School, Indiana

“The most valuable aspect was that all of the speakers/breakout session leaders were real practitioners with hands-on experience. They were not speaking as educational philosophers, but as real-life teachers, principals, and superintendents who have seen this work help students succeed.”

Emily Nolan, teacher, Perry Heights Middle School, Indiana

Venue

Upper St. Clair High School

1825 McLaughlin Run Road

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Participation Information

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

Lynchburg College Graduate Credit Opportunity 2017


On-Site Solution Tree Bookstore 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 bookstore 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: CFF475

Hosted by: Upper St. Clair School District

Nine Reasons to Attend a Solution Tree Event (PDF)

A Letter to Your Boss (DOC)

Included with your registration

Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing

The third edition of this comprehensive action guide includes new strategies, tools, and tips for transforming your school or district into a high-performing PLC.