Professional learning communities (PLCs) are schools that empower educators to work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve.
At the heart of the PLC at Work process are four critical questions that drive the daily actions of every team member:
Watch this video to get a perspective on the PLC at Work process directly from educators engaged in the work.
With help from our experts, you will build collective capacity for continuous improvement and create clarity of purpose, a common vision, collective commitments, and agreed-upon goals to move your school or district forward.
Tim Brown, a consultant, has 30 years of experience in education. As principal of elementary, middle, and high schools in Missouri, he led each to become a successful professional learning community.
Robert Eaker, EdD, is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Middle Tennessee State University. He has written widely on the issues of effective teaching, effective schools, helping teachers use research findings, and high expectations for student achievement.
Janel Keating is superintendent of the White River School District in the state of Washington. She is a former elementary and middle school teacher, elementary principal, director of student learning, and deputy superintendent.
Mike Mattos is an internationally recognized author, presenter, and practitioner who specializes in uniting teachers, administrators, and support staff to transform schools.
Anthony Muhammad, PhD, is a much sought-after consultant. A practitioner for nearly 20 years, he has served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and principal, and as a high school principal.
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