Research report no 637 creating and sustaining effective professional learning communities ray bolam, agnes mcmahon, louise stoll, sally thomas. 60 middle school journal november 2012 early research on professional learning communities in addition to the foundational work of little (1982). Wood professional learning communities for a 3-year grant from the lucent technologies foundation to join in a professional development initiative aimed at. Learning communities: professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to. Dr rick dufour defines a professional learning community (plc) as a group of people working interdependently toward the same goal interdependence is an essential. Professional learning communities (plcs) are easy to start but not to sustain consider a customized coaching approach to help your plc succeed.
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. A professional learning community is not simply a meeting: it is an structured collaborative process and it works, rick dufour and douglas reeves argue. Secretariat special edition # 3 professional learning communities: a model for ontario schools the ultimate goal of a professional learning community (plc) can be. 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.
Professional learning communities and communities of practice: a comparison of models, literature review selena s blankenship and wendy ea ruona. Overview a professional learning community (plc) is a group of practitioners working together using a structured process of enquiry to focus on a specific area of.
Best practices for professional learning communities you’ve no doubt heard the term professional learning community (plc) used in educator circles. Professional learning communities are an approach to professional learning where teachers work collaboratively to improve student outcomes. 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. The use of professional learning communities sedl insights on implementing effective professional learning communities in a professional learning community.
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This book draws together research on professional learning communities in schools and teacher education in diverse contexts in south africa. Professional learning communities (plc's) are one of the most renewing and effective models of professional development they differ from study groups in three. A professional learning community (plc) is educators committed to working collaboratively in ongoing processes of collective inquiry and action research to achieve. Building a professional learning community for system leaders, it means allowing autonomy within defined parameters by richard dufour to be a school superintendent. Professional learning communities, or plcs, have become crucial in designing school-wide strategies dedicated to helping students achieve their potential. Professional learning communities to maintain a 21st century focus teachers need to be continually learning themselves this means engaging in professional learning.