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The 15-Day Challenge

Simplify and Energize Your PLC at Work® Process

By: Maria Nielsen

Foreword by: Heather Friziellie

Simplicity of the PLC process and energy to drive the work are essential for teams to collaborate successfully. Author Maria Nielsen provides you with the structure and tools you need to confidently utilize both of these staples to become a high-functioning professional learning community.

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Teacher tips for “how to put it all together” to become an effective professional learning community

Get to the heart of essential PLC work when you implement the 15-day challenge for unit planning and design. This book offers a step-by-step process for collaborative teams that builds on the three big ideas and four critical questions of a PLC at Work®. In each chapter, you’ll find practical actions for how to support all students in mastering essential learning standards.

This book will help K–12 collaborative teams:

  • Establish essential learning standards and design common assessments with easy-to-use templates
  • Utilize Tier 2 intervention plans that address learning gaps year-round
  • Reflect with colleagues at each step of the process by assessing strengths and weaknesses in crucial PLC skills
  • Glean insights from educators seasoned in the 15-day unit structure with real-world elementary and secondary examples
  • Create a collaborative, cohesive PLC culture

Related Topics

InstructionProfessional Learning Communities at Work®Professional Learning CommunitiesTeams


Additional Information

Product Code: BKF969, EKF532

ISBN: 9781951075330

Published By: Solution Tree

“Here it is—what teams and teachers across the United States have been asking for! Maria Nielsen has provided a clear unit-by-unit structure supported by protocols and examples to focus and support teams on their PLC journey. She has made what can become very complex doable!”

Julie A. Schmidt, superintendent, Kildeer Countryside School District 96, Illinois

“Maria Nielsen has created a practical and comprehensive road map for any school that wants to move from rhetoric to action. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in truly enhancing their impact on student learning.”

Anthony Muhammad, author and education expert

“Maria has given practical and realistic methods and tools to achieve efficiency and efficacy. This book truly embraces the spirit of continuous improvement and will benefit readers at every stage of the collaborative process.”

Casey Ahner, education expert, Los Lunas Schools, New Mexico

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