View Seminar: PLC: Building a Professional Learning Community in Your School

Seminar NamePLC: Building a Professional Learning Community in Your School
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Seminar Short DescThe professional learning community model is a grand design and a powerful new way of working together that profoundly affects the practices of schooling. But initiating and sustaining the concept requires hard work. It requires the school staff to focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively on matters related to learning, and hold itself accountable for the kind of results that fuel continual improvement. Here, you will learn the answer "But, where do we start?"
Seminar Full DescWhat are Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)?

It is interesting to observe the growing popularity of the term professional learning community. In fact, the term has been used to describe every imaginable combination of people with an interest in education! It has been used to describe a grade-level teaching team, a school committee, a high school department, and so on. However, the PLC process is NOT a meeting, nor a program. It can't be purchased or implemented by anyone other than staff. A PLC is an ongoing, never-ending process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. PLCs operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous job-embedded learning for educators.
Here are the elements of the PLC process:

A Focus on Learning
A Collaborative Culture With a Focus on Learning for All
Collective Inquiry Into Best Practice and Current Reality
Action Orientation: Learning by Doing
A Commitment to Continuous Improvement
Results Orientation

Now is the time to move from interest to commitment! We will offer a comprehensive rationale for implementing the PLC process, the research that supports the various elements of the process, common mistakes people make in the implementation, and specific strategies and tools for overcoming those mistakes.

Our work will be driven by the education expert on PLCs, Dr. Richard DuFour and his book, Professional Learning Communities at Work, Learning by Doing.
Seminar Date07/19/2018
Opening Time8:30 am
Closing Time2:30 pm
Last Day To Register07/18/2018      [ Note: After this date, participation changes can be requested by e-mailing Laurie Sledge ]
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Seminar AudienceDistrict Superintendents
Building Principals
District Leaders
Seminar PrerequisitesNone
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Seminar Objectives1. An understanding of what exactly is a PLC.
2. Creating specific steps to implement the PLC process.
3. Deciding the individual or group responsible for initiating and/or sustaining PLC work.
4.The timeline for each phase of implementation.
5.The criteria to be used in evaluating the PLC process.
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Assessment of LearningSchool Leaders will create an Action Plan for correctly implementing and sustaining Professional Learning Communities into their districts.
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LocationTraining Room
Site StatusRegional
Day Number1 of 3
Duration6 Hours
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Seminar StatusCancelled
WorkshopPLC: Building a Professional Learning Community in Your School
Day Number1
Total Workshop Days3
Starting Registration8:00 am
Credit Hours6.00 Per Day
CTLE EligibleYes
Social Worker Continuing EdNo
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Provider529 - Professional Development
Category529 - Professional Development
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Cancelled Date07/17/2018
Added ByLaurie Sledge
Seminar Id2410

CTLE Activities

  • Pedagogy


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Districts That Can Send Participants

  • Allegany-Limestone Central School
  • Andover Central School
  • Belfast Central School
  • Bolivar-Richburg Central School
  • Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School
  • Cuba-Rushford Central School
  • Ellicottville Central School
  • Fillmore Central School
  • Franklinville Central School
  • Friendship Central School
  • Genesee Valley Central School
  • Hinsdale Central School
  • Olean City Schools
  • Pioneer Central School
  • Portville Central School
  • Randolph Academy
  • Randolph Central School
  • Salamanca City Schools
  • Scio Central School
  • Wellsville Central School
  • West Valley Central School
  • Whitesville Central School
  • CA-BOCES Admin
  • CA-BOCES Exceptional Education
  • CA Teacher Center

Learning Standards

  • 1 Knowledge Students and Student Learning
  • 2 Knowledge of Content and Instruction
  • 3 Instructional Practice
  • 4 Learning Environment
  • 5 Assessment for Learning
  • 6 Responsibilities Collaboration
  • 7 Professional Growth