Monday, 5 December 2016
Professional Learning Communities: Their Impact on Student Learning
Submitted by Denise Litke, Instructional Coach from PLC Institute Conference
Early in October, I had the unexpected opportunity to attend the PLC Institute in Edmonton. Along with many of the administrators from Foothills, I heard some amazing speakers from Solution Tree deliver some invigorating and transforming messages around professional learning communities.
Focused around the three big ideas of PLCs:
focus on learning
be results oriented
the audience was presented a variety of topics on how to develop and maintain
collaborative teams so that we (as educators), can have a positive impact on student
learning and close the achievement gaps in our schools.
I took the many thoughts I had from the institute and created a modified concept map around some key messages. I have included the map with my understandings on the following page. How do they fit with your beliefs around PLCs?