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PLC at Work® Institute

Grand Rapids, Michigan | August 14–16, 2024
$799.00
  • $769.00 per person for teams of 5 or more
 

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.

Hear from our attendees

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

Download the detailed agenda and summaries

Wednesday, August 14th

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

Thursday, August 15th

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

Friday August 16th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m.

Breakouts

9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–11:45 a.m.

Keynote

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

Parking information: Complimentary

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

Sonesta Hotels Grand Rapids Airport

3333 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 46512
786.972.3894

Discounted Rates: $159/night - single & double
Deadline: July 22, 2024, or until group rate is sold out.

Online Reservations

“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

Grand Rapids Christian High School

2300 Plymouth Ave SE

Grand Rapids, Michigan


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. We now accept Apple, Google and Samsung Pay onsite. Continental US only.


Additional Information


Included with your registration

Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing

The fourth edition of this comprehensive action guide provides new strategies for leveraging PLC for a highly effective multitiered system of supports, expert-led guidance on school culture, and a deeper discussion on connecting school improvement to the mission of helping all students succeed.

AllThingsPLC Magazine Single Event Issue

AllThingsPLC Magazine Single Event Issue

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 Journal

Event Journal

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.