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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.
Enhanced 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:
Included resource: the PLC Toolkit
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.
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 at Work 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. Identify and put into practice several structures to involve singletons in the PLC at Work process.
Developing Leaders to Support PLC at Work: Leading With Intention
Implementing and sustaining the PLC process requires diligent leaders who persist in ensuring that their school is a place in which administrators and teachers collaborate, make evidence-based decisions, understand that the student is the top priority, communicate effectively, and are involved in trusting relationships. Learn the actionable steps necessary to develop and lead a highly effective school culture aligned to these priorities.
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.
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.
Personalize Student Learning in a PLC at Work
Personalized learning promotes increased achievement and engagement for all learners. Discover how your collaborative team can personalize learning to ignite all learners and address the fourth critical question of a PLC: “How will we extend the learning for students who are already proficient?”
Instructional Coaching in a PLC at Work: Make It Happen
Collaborative teams benefit from ongoing coaching and support that helps them put the big ideas of a PLC into action. Learn how administrators, team leaders, and instructional coaches effectively support teams as they implement actions guided by the four critical questions.
Coaching Collaborative Teams: Amplify Your Impact in a PLC at Work
Increase participants’ capacity to successfully coach and support collaborative teams as they implement PLC at Work best practices.
Answering Question 4 for Proficient Students: Going Deeper and Extending the Learning in a PLC at Work
Discover what your school community can do to answer the fourth critical question of the professional learning community process: How will we extend the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?
Building a PLC at Work Foundation
Create a district guiding coalition. With guidance from an expert who understands your school or district needs, your stakeholders will become PLC at Work leaders. We'll walk you through the process of establishing the four pillars in your school: developing a shared mission, vision, collective commitments, and goals. This multi-day engagement is designed to help your school 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.
Virtual Coaching for Principals and District Administrators
Get focused and productive support for whatever challenges you face. This high-touch professional learning service is available exclusively for principals and district administrators looking to address critical issues. By meeting with coaches for ten 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.
The power to improve is in your hands with Global PD. Designed with educational experts including Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Mike Mattos, and Anthony Muhammad, Global PD provides high-quality, goal-oriented virtual training, 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: