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Collective Efficacy in a PLC at Work®

Lessons, Paradoxes, and Research From a Turnaround District

How did one of the lowest-performing and most dysfunctional school districts in California become a top turnaround district? It all came down to one thing: building collective team efficacy. Through the support and guidance of this resource, you will reflect, find parallels to your own story, and apply the real-world lessons learned at Sanger Unified to the school community you serve.

Benefits

  • Understand how collective team efficacy is crucial for organizational improvement.
  • Study the research and real-world examples that support the strategies and concepts introduced in the book.
  • Learn how to define a team’s purpose and a school’s vision in a way that builds a foundation for a strong professional learning community (PLC).
  • Review challenges to collaboration, and discover strategies to combat these threats.
  • Examine the Theory of Action model to assess and build collective team efficacy.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Building Culture to Enhance Collective Efficacy
Chapter 2: Building Purpose to Enhance Collective Efficacy
Chapter 3: Building Vision to Enhance Collective Efficacy
Chapter 4: Building Belief and Accountability to Enhance Collective Efficacy
Chapter 5: Building Autonomy to Enhance Collective Efficacy
Chapter 6: Building Collaboration to Enhance Collective Efficacy
Chapter 7: From Paradoxes, Research, and Leadership Lessons to a Theory of Action—Building Collective Team Efficacy
Epilogue
Appendix

Reproducibles

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Appendix

Suggested Resources

Books

  • Bailey, K., & Jakicic, C. (2012). Common formative assessment: A toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., & DuFour, R. (2012). The school leader’s guide to Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by doing: A handbook for professional learning communities at work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., & Fullan, M. (2013). Cultures built to last: Systemic PLCs at work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., & Marzano, R. J. (2011). Leaders of learning: How district, school, and classroom leaders improve student achievement. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Eaker, R., & Keating, J. (2012). Every school, every team, every classroom: District leadership for growing Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Eaker, R., & Marzano, R. J. (Eds.). (2020). Professional Learning Communities at Work and High Reliability Schools. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Johnson, M. (2015). How to coach leadership in a PLC. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D. (2011). The five disciplines of PLC leaders. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. D. (2017). HEART! Fully forming your professional life as a teacher and leader. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T., Schuhl, S., Larson, M. R., Barnes, B., Kanold-McIntyre, J., & Toncheff, M. (2018). Mathematics assessment and intervention in a PLC at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J., & Waters, T. (2009). District leadership that works: Striking the right balance. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Muhammad, A., & Cruz, L. F. (2019). Time for change: Four essential skills for transformational school and district leaders. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Muhammad, A. (2018). Transforming school culture: How to overcome staff division (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Smith, W. R. (2015). How to launch PLCs in your district. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Williams, K. C., & Hierck, T. (2015). Starting a movement: Building culture from the inside out in professional learning communities. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.