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.

Hear from our attendees

Onsite Solution Tree Book Co-op Open Throughout Event

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Download the detailed agenda and summaries

Wednesday, May 30

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, May 31st

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

2:00–2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15–3:15 p.m. Team Time

Friday, June 1st

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: $5 Daily
Omni: $20 Valet; $14 Self
Hyatt: $25 Valet; $20 Self

Institute Transportation: Solution Tree will be providing transportation for attendees staying at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville and the Omni Jacksonville hotels to and from the event venue each day. Shuttle scheduled is available below. Downtown Jacksonville also offers complimentary transportation via the city's Skyway service. View the Downtown Jacksonville Skyway Service Brochure for more information; for transportation to the convention center. Since the Convention Center exit is closed for 2018 attendees should board the Skyway at the Central Station on West Bay Street and exit the Skyway at Jefferson Station, which will drop off about a block and a half from the Convention Center. Location of the event hotels (Hyatt & Omni) are listed on the brochure map.

View Skyway Service Brochure

Shuttle Schedule
Please note that the shuttle will service both event hotels (the Omni and Hyatt) – this route is approximately 20 minutes roundtrip, so please note that there may be a slight wait.

  • May 30th
    6:20 AM – 8:00 AM (Continuous loop between hotels and Convention Center)
    2:15 PM – 4:00 PM (Continuous loop between hotels and Convention Center)
  • May 31st 6:45 AM – 8:00 AM (Continuous loop between hotels and Convention Center)
    2:15 PM – 4:00 PM (Continuous loop between hotels and Convention Center)
  • June 1st 6:45 AM – 8:00 AM (Continuous loop between hotels and Convention Center)
    11:45 AM – 1:00 PM (Continuous loop between hotels and Convention Center)

Primary Hotel

Omni Jacksonville

245 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
904.355.6664

Discounted Rate: $147/Singles & $157/Doubles
Deadline: April 30, 2018 or until group rate is sold out.

Additional Hotel

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville

225 E. Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
904.588.1234

Discounted Rate: $129 (single or double)
Deadline: May 7, 2018 or until group rate is sold out.

“I have so many things to take back to my team! The sessions were really excellent and worth the trip! I have lots of new ideas that I have presented to my principal already.”

Erin McClellan, teacher, Peralta Elementary School, Arizona

“Very informative conference! My school team was energized and walked away with concrete examples of how to expand our PLC process.”

Pat Kurtz, principal, Santa Margarita Elementary School, California

“I learned so much about implementing PLCs in my district. This conference gave me all of the research and evidence to show how PLCs impact learning, not only for the students but for the staff as well.

Stefanie Hill, curriculum director, Genoa Kingston CUSD #424, Illinois

“The keynote speakers were wonderful, entertaining, inspiring, and informative. The audiovisuals were great, location spectacular, and the accommodations were superb.”

Sue Larkins-Hall, teacher, Anne Wien Elementary School, Alaska

Venue

Prime F. Osborn Convention Center

1000 Water Street

Jacksonville, Florida


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.

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: CFF543


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

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