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Achieve the full potential of PreK–2 classrooms through proven best practices aligned to the PLC at Work® process. Use team tools and take collective responsibility to boost early childhood learning and development.

Benefits

  • Understand how the PLC at Work process and early childhood learning go hand-in-hand.
  • Learn the various aspects of what goes into creating an effective PLC for early childhood learning.
  • Explore the environmental, cultural, and academic needs of an early childhood learner in the formative years.
  • Map out effective curricula that encompass the practices embodied by PLC at Work and promote social-emotional learning.
  • Grasp the importance of operating effectively as a whole-school team.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Creating a Foundation for Learning—How Can the PLC Process Support Collaborative Teams?
Chapter 2: Building a Curriculum—What Do We Want Our Students to Learn?
Chapter 3: Determining Essential Standards and Curriculum Mapping—What Do We Want Our Students to Learn?
Chapter 4: Unwrapping Standards and Setting Goals—How Do We Know Students Have Learned?
Chapter 5: Designing Assessments—How Do We Know Students Have Learned?
Chapter 6: Discussing Data and Monitoring Progress—How Do We Respond When Some Students Do or Do Not Learn?
Chapter 7: Planning Instruction—How Do We Respond When Some Students Do or Do Not Learn?
Epilogue: Putting It All Together in Early Childhood

PRINTABLE REPRODUCIBLES

Introduction

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

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BOOKS & DVDS

  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Malone, J. (2018). Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2012). Simplifying Response to Intervention: Four Essential Guiding Principles. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., Weber, C., & Hierck, T. (2015). Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions: Solving the Skill or Will Dilemma. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Conzemius, A. E., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The Handbook for SMART School Teams: Revitalizing Best Practices for Collaboration (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R. (2015). In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better. 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., & Marzano, R. J. (2011). Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Eaker, R., & Marzano, R. J. (Eds.). (2020). Professional Learning Communities at Work and High Reliability Schools: Cultures of Continuous Learning. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Ferriter, W. (2020). The Big Book of Tools for Collaborative Teams in a PLC at Work. 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.
  • Kramer, S. V., & Schuhl, S. (2017). School Improvement for All: A How-to Guide for Doing the Right Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Many, T. W., Maffoni, M. J., Sparks, S. K., & Thomas, T. F. (2018). Amplify Your Impact: Coaching Collaborative Teams in PLCs at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Marzano, R. J., Heflebower, T., Hoegh, J. K., Warrick, P. B., & Grift, G. (2016). Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLCs. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Resources.
  • Marzano, R. J., Warrick, P. B., Rains, C. L., & DuFour, R. (2018). Leading a High Reliability School. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Mattos, M. (2017). Timebomb: The Cost of Dropping Out [Video file]. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • McTighe, J., & Curtis, G. (2019). Leading Modern Learning: A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools [2nd ed.]. 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., & Hollie, S. (2012). The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Reeves, D. (2020). Achieving Equity and Excellence: Immediate Results From the Lessons of High-Poverty, High-Success Schools. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Schuhl, S., Kanold, T. D., Deinhart, J., Lang-Raad, N. D., Larson, M. R., & Smith, N. N. (2021). Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work, Grades PreK–2. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Wiliam, D. (2018). Embedded Formative Assessment (2nd ed.). 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.

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