How to Launch PLCs in Your District
Transform your district with thriving professional learning communities. Implementing high-performing PLCs can enhance educators’ outlooks and dramatically improve learning for all students. With this user-friendly guide, your team will discover practical, research-based strategies for committing to districtwide PLC implementation, navigating challenges along the way, and ensuring sustainable practices are in place for far-reaching, lasting results.
- Discover how Sanger Unified School District successfully implemented PLCs.
- Consider the elements for successful member selection for your district’s guiding coalition.
- Explore the 18 critical issues for successful PLC implementation.
- Review optional PLC implementation kick-off steps and common PLC implementation models.
- Understand rubrics’ strengths and weaknesses for district and site leadership uses.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Developing a District Guiding Coalition and Common Language
Chapter 2: Empowering Site Leadership Through Staff Development and Training
Chapter 3: Monitoring to Sustain Momentum
Chapter 4: Ensuring Sustainability Through Ongoing Commitment and Implementation
- Building a Collaborative Culture Through High-Performing Teams
- Effective Communication
- Focusing on Results (Part I)
- Focusing on Results (Part II)
- Implementing a PLC Districtwide
- Laying the Foundation
- Learning as Our Fundamental Purpose (Part I)
- Learning as Our Fundamental Purpose (Part II)
- Responding to Conflict
- Sample Rubric Based on the Spectrum of Team Learning
- DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. (2010). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
- Marzano, R. J., & Waters, T. (2009). District Leadership That Works: Striking the Right Balance. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.