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Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute

Sacramento, California | July 13–15, 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.”

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.

Detailed agenda and summaries

Wednesday, July 13th

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, July 14th

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, July 15th

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: Self-park - $25 / valet $35 *in and out privileges for overnight guests
SHERATON: Self-park - $25 / valet $32 *in and out privileges for overnight guests

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

Hyatt Sacramento

1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $179 per night
Deadline: June 20, 2022, or until group rate is sold out.

Alternative Hotel 1

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $179 per night
Deadline: June 13, 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


SAFE Credit Union Convention Center

1400 J Street

Sacramento, 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. Purchase orders, credit cards, and cash accepted onsite. Continental US only.

Additional Information

Product code: CFF704

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

Included with registration

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