Many schools now use professional learning communities for teacher collaboration, but whether they all truly fit that description is up for debate this week’s post. May 2004 educational leadership may 2004 | volume 61 | number 8 schools as learning communities pages 6-11 what is a professional learning community. Professional learning communities (plc): a brief guide table of contents page i definition 1 ii assessing your school’s plc 3. A professional learning community is not simply a meeting: it is an structured collaborative process and it works, rick dufour and douglas reeves argue. A professional learning community, or plc, is a group of educators that meets regularly, shares expertise, and works collaboratively to improve teaching skills and. Louise stoll, ray bolam, agnes mcmahon, mike wallace and sally thomas professional learning communities: a review of the literature abstract international evidence.
Professional learning community (plc) an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to achieve better results for the students they serve. To analyze the literature on professional learning communities, the evaluation team, with feedback from the pbs design team. The professional learning community an overview preview of the chapter today, a great deal is known about what leads to school improvement and about the change. Plc (professional learning community) is a group of educators, stakeholders, community members and administrators who come together to analyze and improve their.
Learning community: professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students professional professional learning standards. Learning communities: professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to. What is a professional learning community (plc) the very essence of a learning community is a focus on and a commitment to the learning of each student. Secretariat special edition # 3 professional learning communities: a model for ontario schools the ultimate goal of a professional learning community (plc) can be.
Professional community and professional development in the learning-centered school judith warren little university of california, berkeley december 2006. Professional learning communities: what are they and why are they important introduction in education circles, the term learning community has become commonplace. At is a professional learning community to create a professional learning community, focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively. Professional learning communities (plcs) have become one of the most talked about ideas in education today discover strategies to build an effective plc in your.
Professional learning communities impact student success this school uses a professional learning community to target students’ needs leadership compass » vol 5. A learning community is a group of people who share common academic goals and attitudes, who meet semi-regularly to collaborate on classwork such communities have. The elements of a professional learning community professional learning communities will change how you and your staff view learning leadership compass » vol 5, no. Best practices for professional learning communities you’ve no doubt heard the term professional learning community (plc) used in educator circles.
Online professional learning communities what difference does it make when educators are organized communally what results, if any, might be gained from this. This paper focuses on what astuto and colleagues (1993) label the professional community of learners, in which the teachers in a school and its administrators. Learning forward has created a formal definition of professional development for use in the reauthorized version of nclb.
What is professional learning the office of professional learning defines professional learning as on-going opportunities that are focused, sustained, and aligned to. What is a professional learning community we define a professional learning community as educators committed to working collaboratively in ongoing processes of.