PLCs: Next Steps
PLTs: Next StepsSigonella MHS Vision:To develop lifelong learners, leaders, and global citizens.
Alice1ObjectivesReviewing the purpose of PLTsWhat are the right things that a PLT should do if high levels of learning are the focus of their collaborative efforts?Develop team SMART goals(s) and action plans.
Alice2Professional Learning TeamsA group of people working interdependently to achieve a common goal for which members are held mutually accountable.
Learning by Doing - DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, & Many, 2006, p. 219 Mica
What are the key words in this definition? How does this inform what we do in our PLTs?3What are the right things that a PLT should do to improve student learning?What things are the PLTs in the video doing?
What things are the PLTs in the video focusing on?
Watch the following Collaborative Teams video segments: PLC Schools first intro segment (skip over the next three segments)
Focus on Learning segment #5 (following two segments occur simultaneously)Generate Products Establish Norms - stop after this segment
Video will last about 10 minutes. 4What are the right things that a PLT should do to improve student learning?Use results to motivate studentsCreate and implement a systematic intervention planIdentify gaps or overlaps in curriculum Engage in a collective inquiryIdentify power standards get crystal clear on what students should learnCreate and implement a student learning monitoring plan
Pass out handout showing PLT ideas to consider. Briefly discuss the ideas. 5Develop team SMART goals(s) and action plans. As you develop goals(s) and plans, consider the four critical questions of PLTsWhat do we want our students to learn?How will we know if each student has learned?How will we respond when some students do not learn?How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?Theresa
Points to highlight.
Teams may choose more than one SMART goal and develop more than one action plan.After goals/plans are developed, we will discuss possible changes to team structures needed.Specify the products your team will generate. Focus on one or more of the four critical questions.
Pass out SMART Goal Team Planning Worksheet and sample team plans.
Teams plan together. Volunteers should be prepared to share an overview of the goals and plans the PLT is considering. 6What are the right things that a PLT should do to improve student learning?Share the next steps your PLT is considering.