Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute

Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute

  • $429.00 per person for teams of 5 or more

Build school culture where learning thrives

International schools around the globe share a common vision: success for every student. The PLC at Work™ process has been proven to help educators turn this vision into reality.

To build an exceptional PLC, it is critical that teachers and leaders:

  • Champion high levels of learning for all students
  • Operate in high-functioning collaborative teams
  • Implement proven response to intervention (RTI) structures
  • Commit to developing student agency with true teacher-student partnerships
  • Believe personalized, self-directed learning is a vehicle for innovation

Discover how to instill and imprint these key components into your school’s culture during this three-day learning experience. Acclaimed experts and master practitioners will share their firsthand experiences building PLCs, answer implementation questions, and help you develop an achievable and sustainable plan of action.

  • Discover how to use the four critical questions of a PLC to create a system of continuous improvement.
  • Acquire formative assessment strategies and processes to ensure student agency.
  • Examine beliefs, protocols, and cultural competencies to ensure equity for all students.
  • Examine programs for personalized learning to help students be more engaged in their own learning.
  • Learn how to design and rely upon standards-based assessments for reliable and actionable data to accurately measure student gains.
  • Explore innovative teaching methods and curriculum-development strategies for achieving stronger learning outcomes for all students.

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Download the detailed agenda and summaries

Thursday, October 11th

12:00–1:00 p.m.


1:00–2:30 p.m. Keynote
2:30–2:45 p.m.


2:45–4:15 p.m. Breakouts

Friday, October 12th

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

Saturday, October 13th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m.


9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:15–1:45 p.m.


1:45–2:00 p.m.


2:00–3:45 p.m. Keynote

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

Primary Hotel

Hilton Addis Ababa

Menelik II Ave
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1164

Discounted Rate: $150/night

Online reservations


International Community School of Addis Ababa

Mauritania Road

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Additional Information

Product code: CFF549

Hosted by: International Community School of Addis Ababa

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