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.
Learn from leading experts
Hear from our attendees
"I thought the speakers were incredible! We were given real examples of how PLCs work in schools."
—Erin DeBartolo, principal, Western Springs School District 101, Illinois
"This was a fantastic conference! Motivating and inspiring to attend right before the start of the year."
—Ellen Kruger, teacher, Oak Lawn Community High School, Illinois
"I enjoyed the excitement, the enthusiasm, and the professionalism. It was great to be given ideas that pushed my thinking. I was challenged to step out of my fixed mindset and move to a growth mindset."
—Teresa Jordan, teacher, Leesburg Elementary School, Indiana