Developing a collaborative PLC culture is the foundation for creating high-performing schools. Begin the next phase of your improvement journey by closing the knowing-doing gap and building a true professional learning community that ensures the success of every student.
With the help of a certified associate, your staff will learn practical strategies for implementing and sustaining the PLC at Work process in your school. There’s never been a better time to do this work.
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An expert keynote speaker will engage your entire staff with inspirational stories, thought-provoking questions, and no-nonsense strategies to help your school’s PLC and collaborative climate thrive.
PLC at Work Overview
Gain an understanding of the PLC at Work process, including the three big ideas of a PLC: focus on student learning, focus on collaboration, and focus on results—and learn how to customize it to meet your needs. You and your team will:
Creating a Collaborative Culture
Learn the key factors and practices to help create a true collaborative culture in your school or district. Establishing a collaborative culture can significantly impact student achievement and professional practice.
Identifying Essential Learnings
Answer, “What is it we want our students to learn?”, the first of the four critical questions of the PLC process. How can teacher teams properly identify these priorities?
Overcoming Challenges of Singletons and Small Schools
Discover how small schools that have only one teacher per subject area can build successful PLCs.
Developing Leaders to Support PLC at Work
Do the important work of developing your leaders, utilizing the proven construct of the PLC at Work process.
Collaborative Common Assessments
Explore the loose and tight structure of collaborative common assessments. Gain tools, protocols, and strategies to design and effectively employ quality assessments that enable teams to collect meaningful instructional data.
Using Student Data to Inform Instructional Practice
Examine the ways your school and district can better use student achievement data and nonacademic student data to identify areas for improvement.
Receive an unbiased observation of your school’s PLC implementation and effectiveness.
Two-Day Overview with the Guiding Coalition
This two-day overview will be with key central office and building personnel who will make up the guiding coalition.
We provide participants with tools and skills to commit to their professional life as educators with engagement and passion. Using research-based findings and practices, participants will learn how to bring energy, perseverance, and impact to their work lives while maintaining motivation, balance, and a deep commitment to learning that drives the work of educators.
School Improvement for All Workshop
This workshop is focused on the practices and processes that will modernize grading and reporting systems to be more aligned to our standards-based instructional paradigm.
Building a PLC at Work Foundation
Create a district guiding coalition. Introduce the PLC at Work process to all of your stakeholders. Develop a shared mission, vision, collective commitments, and goals. Build a sustainable infrastructure and communication process.
Rely on our embedded coaching services to help you ingrain key PLC practices in the culture of your school or district. With help from our experts, both school leaders and staff will learn how to operate as a high-performing PLC and build their collective capacity for continuous improvement. Your coach will empower educators to act as high-functioning teams.
Get focused and productive support for whatever challenges you face. This high-touch PD service is available exclusively for principals and district administrators looking to address critical issues. By meeting with coaches for 10 online sessions throughout the school year, participants gain access to ongoing counsel from experienced coaches. Our coaches are carefully selected based on their expertise and proven success in leading a PLC. We help leaders work through our framework to capitalize on the skills of their staff and identify the right next steps for their school or district.
Our professional learning team will listen to your specific challenges and work with you to create a custom learning plan designed to meet your school or district's needs. By integrating research and evidence-based content along with on-site and virtual training, Solution Tree experts are uniquely positioned to help you design your organizational approach to increase student learning.
Designed with educational experts including Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Mike Mattos, and Anthony Muhammad, Global PD provides high-quality, goal-oriented virtual trainings, helping you to sustain learning throughout the year.
A comprehensive series of consulting and professional development engagements designed to prepare school, district, and teacher leaders to build a PLC that provides life-changing learning to students. Research shows that school transformation efforts are most successful and sustainable when there is strong, consistent leadership championing the work.
Carefully developed to maximize participant learning, the academy includes:
Priority Schools: Needs Assessment and Action Plan Development
Implement systemic change in your school by charting a course focused on increasing student learning. This service examines current practices to significantly improve student achievement.
Priority Schools: Sustaining Continuous Improvement
Implement a continuous improvement cycle based on the alignment of district, school, team, and student goals. Determine the key indicators of success to monitor at the district and school levels.
Priority Schools: Embedded Coaching
Execute PLC strategies and confront challenges head-on with top-of-the-line coaching. Our trusted PLC experts will support you and your staff through every phase of implementation and monitor progress along the way to ensure you hit key benchmarks as you work to achieve sustainable success.
Priority Schools: Content-Specific Training
Work with our team to assess the specific needs of your school, then receive customized training in the content area that will help your students and educators succeed, whether it's mathematics, literacy, assessment, or other topics.
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