In this lesson you will learn about the history and purpose of the professional learning community (PLC).
In this lesson, you will evaluate how the PLC supports collboration for the purpose of continuous school improvement and increased student achievement.
(00:20-01:18) History of Professional Learning Communities: Rosenholtz-1960s-1993
(01:19-02:01) History of Professional Learning Communities: 1995
(02:02-02:52) History of Professional Learning Communities: 1998
(02:53-03:13) Important People in PLC Research
(03:14-04:47) Definition of PLCs (The big 3)
(04:48-05:44) Tips and Developing a PLC
All Things PLC
This is a collaborative website with shared resources from Solution Tree. The resources, articles, and posts are based upon the Professional Learning Community model. It is a great shared learning site for teachers.
Collaboration through Professional Learning Communities: Sanger Unified School District
This article focuses on the Professional Learning Community and collaboration as modeled by one school district. Educators can use the PLC structures highlighted by Sanger as they engage in exploring a PLC model for their district.
10 Steps to Creating a PLC Culture
This blog entry by Greg Kushnir provides 10 easy action steps to begin to build a PLC culture in your school.