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Teams: The Engine That Drives a Professional Learning Community at Work® Workshop

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas | October 3–4, 2022
$689.00
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It’s important to remember that your goal isn’t to become a professional learning community. The goal is to improve the professional practice of every adult and every team in your school, and by doing so, the school will improve student learning—kid by kid, skill by skill. Janel Keating leads the work of high-performing PLC at Work® teams. This two-day workshop will highlight what leaders and teams do to improve their professional practice, in an effort to help more students learn at higher levels.

Using videos of elementary and secondary teams doing the work, Janel will share practical tools coupled with specific leadership practices that will positively impact both student and adult learning. She will provide critical next steps for participants to take back to their schools and districts to effectively do the right work at the right time in the right way for the right reasons. You will be motivated and inspired to ask, “Why not us? Why not now?”

Preferred audience: School leadership teams, including principals, teachers, coaches, curriculum and assessment coordinators, and district administrators.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of establishing the “why” before the what and how.
  • Understand how to take collective responsibility for student learning, rather than working in isolation.
  • Identify structures that organize and guide the work of a team to include time, team structure to include singletons, norms accountability protocols, SMART goals, and planning tools.
  • Understand the work and the team products layered under the 4 Critical Questions of Learning.
  • Discover how to implement a guaranteed and viable curriculum, unit by unit.
  • Explore ways to monitor student learning through an ongoing assessment process that includes frequent, team-developed common formative assessments.
  • Engage in analyzing common formative assessment data and student work.
  • Use the results of common assessments to:
    • Improve individual practice
    • Build the team's capacity to achieve its goals
    • Intervene/enrich on behalf of the students
  • Establish what to be tight on/insist and require, and what to be loose on team autonomy.

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Monday, October 3rd

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Presentation

11:30–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentation

Tuesday, October 4th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Presentation

11:30–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentation

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking information: Discounted to $15 per vehicle, per night

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

The Westin at The Woodlands

2 Waterway Square Pl
The Woodlands, TX 77380
832.839.5378

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $239 Singles/Doubles
Deadline: September 2, 2022, or until group rate is sold out

“The structuring of PLCs, Unit Plans, common assessments, SMART goals.... the list goes on! It was a coming together of all the little pieces that we as teachers already do and making it a focus of intention with our team. Also, having the team incorporate administration so there's consistency and clarity across the board. The principals know what we are doing and are able to speak to it with any parents that may have questions or concerns.”

Angela Gleason, teacher, Broome Tioga BOCES

“Gaining a clearer picture of what does it look like to implement PLCs in our school. Gaining inside on how we can make it work in a school with only one class per grade level. A big take away for me was that the most important work in the PLC is done with 'this week's' data rather than benchmark assessment data. Constantly asking the four questions and focusing on the power standards the team has identified.”

Dawn Klaiber, teacher, La Tierra Community School Inc.

“Thank you for a great workshop experience — I left feeling inspired and ready to begin tackling the work ahead!”

Christine Crossgrove, teacher, Broome Tioga BOCES

Venue

The Westin at The Woodlands
Edgewater Ballroom C&D

2 Waterway Square Pl

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas


Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your state department of education for CEU availability.


Additional Information

Included with your registration

Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill

Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill

This book explores PLCs from a teacher's perspective, focusing on best instructional practices, collaborative team actions, and lasting commitment to success.