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

On-site solution tree book coop open throughout event.

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Detailed agenda and summaries

Wednesday, June 12th

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.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:30–2:00 p.m.


2:00–2:15 p.m.


2:15–3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 13th

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.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:30–2:00 p.m.


2:00–2:15 p.m.


2:15–3:15 p.m. Team Time

Friday, June 14th

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.

Hotel and convention center parking is complimentary.

Hotel shuttles will be available -
Ameristar Hotel Shuttle
TRU-Drury Inn Shuttle

Primary Hotel - SOLD OUT

Embassy Suites

Two Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303

Additional Hotel 1 - SOLD OUT

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis St. Charles

380 Mulholland Drive
St Charles, MO 63303

Additional Hotel 2 - SOLD OUT

Ameristar Casino Resort & Spa

One Ameristar Boulevard
St. Charles, MO 63301

Additional Hotel 3 - SOLD OUT

TRU By Hilton

333 Camelback Rd
St. Charles, MO 63303

Additional Hotel 4

Best Western Plus

1425 South Fifth Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
For reservations: 888.274.0988, mention you are booking in the Solution Tree room block

Discounted Rate: (doubles) $119.99 plus tax per night

Deadline: May 27, 2019 or until group rate is sold out.

*Transportation will not be provided to/from this hotel and the St. Charles Convention Center

“I was amazed by the wealth of knowledge of each presenter. Nothing threw them off guard. Their love and passion for what they know works showed through every question asked on the spot.”

Anita Cates, teacher, Poplar Bluff Senior High School, Missouri

“The fact that I could bring 16 members of my new high school to hear about the importance of teacher leadership in building the foundation of professional learning communities was incredible. I have a staff who believes that all students will learn at high levels, and now they know how to ensure that this happens.”

Jen Lindaman, principal, Ankeny Centennial High School, Iowa

“I truly enjoyed this experience. Each of the presentations I viewed had presenters who were truly passionate about their jobs. They spoke a lot about their personal experiences and provided lots of opportunities for interaction.”

Zondra Moore, teacher, Miles Davis Kindergarten Center, Illinois

“This was my third year in a row, and I still learned a lot! You can’t ever hear the messages too many times. Outstanding job on updating and revising your work year after year.”

Erica Rausch, principal, Oak Ridge Middle School, Iowa


St. Charles Convention Center

One Convention Center Plaza

St. Charles, Missouri

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.

University of Lynchburg Graduate Credit Opportunity 2019

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: CFF555

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

Included with registration -

Learning by Doing

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