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Professional Learning Communities at Work® Institute

Des Moines, Iowa | October 2–4, 2023
$779.00
  • $749.00 per person for teams of 5 or more
  • Solution Tree is in frequent contact with the staff at event venues to get updates about new or updated COVID-19 guidance from local and state officials related to events and public health. We have proactively taken steps to promote the health and safety of our attendees, associates, and staff.
 

Build school culture where learning thrives

“After several months of research and dialogue with practitioners throughout the nation, it became apparent that the hype was real. PLCs . . . are being used by schools and districts of all sizes and demographics to make significant impacts on student achievement.”

Evaluating Professional Learning Communities: Final Report
An APQC® Education Benchmarking Project

The Professional Learning Communities at Work® process is increasingly recognized as the most powerful strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement. This institute gives you and your team the knowledge and tools to implement this powerful process in your school or district.

For three days, you will have the opportunity to network with some of the most insightful minds in education. The presenters, all educators who have successfully led schools through the PLC process, are accessible to you throughout the event.

The program includes time for questions during the breakout sessions, a panel of experts to address questions from the audience, and time for teams to reflect and seek the advice of the presenters. At the end of team time, you will focus on next action steps, with presenters on hand to guide you.

For those just beginning to explore PLCs, this is an excellent way to build your knowledge base. For those who are already involved in deep implementation, this institute is the perfect opportunity to revisit your mission, introduce new team members to the process, and get answers to new questions.

As you delve deep into the three big ideas of a PLC—focus on learning, build a collaborative culture, and results orientation—you will gain specific, practical, and inspiring strategies for transforming your school or district into a place where all students learn at high levels.

Presenter slate coming soon

Hear from our attendees

On-Site Solution Tree Book Co-op Open Throughout Event

Monday, October 2nd

6:30–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45–10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Breakouts

2:00–2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15–3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 3rd

7:00–7:30 a.m.

Model PLC School Information Session

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45–10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Breakouts

2:00–2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15–3:15 p.m. Team Time

Wednesday, October 4th

7:00–7:30 a.m.

Avanti & Global PD Teams Information Session

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Breakouts

9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m–11:45 p.m.

Keynote

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

Parking information:
Primary parking - $8/day

All rates are per day and subject to change.

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

Hilton Des Moines Downtown

435 Park St
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.241.1456

Discounted Rates: $179/night - single & double
Deadline: September 8, 2023, or until group rate is sold out.

“This was the best PD I have ever been involved with.”

Steve McCauley, associate principal, Algona Community School District, Iowa

“I am so excited about getting back in my classroom and implementing what I have learned.”

Cara Ludemann, teacher, Charles City Community School District, Iowa

“Truly inspiring. I can’t wait for school to start.”

Bob Lincoln, teacher, Shakopee Public Schools, Minnesota

Venue

Iowa Events Center

730 3rd Street

Des Moines, Iowa


Participation Information

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

On-Site Solution Tree Book Co-op Discounts

  • Buy 5 or more Solution Tree titles or resources and receive 30% off and free shipping
  • On-site book co-op open daily throughout the event

Discounts above are for on-site purchases only. Does not include any non–Solution Tree product, toolkit, or sale table items. Purchase orders and credit cards accepted on-site. Continental US only.


Additional Information


Included with your registration

Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing

The third edition of this comprehensive action guide includes new strategies, tools, and tips for building high-performing professional learning communities. Use the PLC process to establish effective teaching methods, curriculum development, and assessment strategies specific to your school or district.

AllThingsPLC Magazine Subscription

AllThingsPLC Magazine Subscription

AllThingsPLC Magazine is a must-have for emerging and veteran professional learning communities (PLCs). Each issue includes PLC research, inspiration, fixes, how-tos, and more.

Event Notebook

Event Notebook

We’re enhancing your event experience. In addition to providing presentations in digital format, Solution Tree is publishing retail-quality, perfect-bound notebooks expertly designed to support your learning. Any printed handouts or worksheets integrated into your sessions will continue to be provided.