Take your school from good to great
“As we rethink the school experience to prepare students for their futures, we are more and more convinced that a professional learning community construct is absolutely essential to our students’ success.”
—Timothy Stuart, executive director of R&D and strategic programs, Singapore American School
The Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process is increasingly recognized as the most powerful strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement. Now, the PLC at Work™ Institute brings the world-renowned event that over 85,000 educators have attended in the United States to the International School of Dongguan. This institute gives you and your team the knowledge and tools to implement this powerful process anywhere in the world.
For two days, you will have the opportunity to network with some of the most insightful minds in education. Your presenter is an educator who has successfully led schools through the PLC process and is accessible to you throughout the event to share strategies, solutions, and successes that meld best practices with the unique needs of your schools.
The program includes time for questions during the breakout sessions and time for teams to reflect and seek the advice of the presenter on next action steps.
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, identify high-leverage next steps, and explore how to use the PLC process to support students’ development into world-class critical thinkers.
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 into a place where all students learn at high levels.
- Build the capacity of staff to function as a PLC at Work™.
- Use the PLC at Work™ process to sustain continuous school improvement.
- Create a focus on learning.
- Develop systems of intervention and enrichment for students who experience difficulty and for those who are already proficient.
- Create a collaborative culture.
- Use evidence of student learning to inform and improve professional practice.
- Build consensus for change.
- Effectively address resistance to engaging in the most promising practices to improve student learning.
- Engage in difficult conversations productively.
- Lead the PLC at Work™ process effectively.
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Hear from our attendees
“Many, many thanks for this wonderful opportunity to help educators understand how we can better help students. . . . They are our future.”
Katherine Shanks, Title I project manager, Monadnock Regional School District, New Hampshire