Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute

Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute

USD$689.00
  • $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

Wednesday, October 24th

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, October 25th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

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

Break

10:00–11:30 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, October 26th

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 Information:
Convention Center: $8/car (Cash Only)
Hilton: $18 Self / $25 Valet

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 Des Moines Downtown

435 Park St
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.241.1456

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $179 per night
Deadline: September 24, 2018, or until group rate is sold out

"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

"I brought six teachers with me. Every single one of them left energized and committed to incorporating multiple strategies and tools that they were exposed to during the conference."

Greg Fehr, principal, Conway Middle School, Kentucky

"I have never been to an education conference that I have enjoyed as much as this. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping all of us at the conference become better teachers."

Wendy Lunsford-Baruth, teacher, Maude Bishop Elementary School, Kansas

"I have read, cited, and implemented the DuFours' work for years. However, I have never been so energized and excited for growing our school۪'s PLC culture than after this institute! There was not one time I disagreed or thought something was not possible. Awesome!"

Steve Sanocki, principal, Muskegon Area Independent School District, Michigan

"This was one of the best conferences I have attended! The sessions were extremely insightful."

Karen Jones, principal, Zenon J. Sykuta Elementary School, Illinois

Venue

Iowa Events Center

730 Third Street

Des Moines, Iowa


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 2018


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: CFF512


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

Included with registration

Learning by Doing

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