Professional Learning CommunitiesProfessional Learning CommunitiesChanging the Way of Thinking About Teaching and LearningProfessional Learning CommunitiesChanging the Way of Thinking About Teaching and LearningTo explain and discuss the rational for implementing Professional Learning Communities in our schoolTo explain what happens during a PLC meetingTo make some decisions about our next steps Goals:Working Togetherhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RnohUnZrqg&feature=relatedThis is bad so please forgive me!Our School PerspectiveHorace Mann seems to be on to something good!Lets learn from their experience.Our School PerspectiveJackie Stuckie-Strom- LiteracyDebi Shelton- MathOur School PerspectiveWhat Is A Professional Learning Community?Read-Pair-ShareEnsuring That Students Learn The shift in focus from teaching to a focus on learning has profound implications for schools.Ensuring That Students Learn Often there is a lack of coordinated strategies used too respond when students do not learn!Ensuring That Students Learn Our response needs to be:TimelyIntervention not remediationDirective not a choice A Culture of CollaborationTeachers need to work together to achieve their purpose of learning for all.A Culture of CollaborationProfessional Learning Communities (PLC) have a systematic process in which teachers work together to improve instruction.A Culture of Collaboration1. Identify important Power Standards which will promote student achievement.A Culture of Collaboration2. Develop and administer common formative assessments to evaluate student mastery.A Culture of Collaboration3. PLC analyzes the assessment to determine what students know and what they dont know.A Culture of Collaboration4. A plan is developed through team collaboration to increase student learning. Focus on ResultsProfessional Learning Communities evaluate their success on the basis of results instead of making excuses for them.Focus on ResultsThe results of a PLC are dependent on the commitment and persistence of the members of the team.Focus on ResultsWorking TogetherExample of a Collaborative Team Meetinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pksFf9oLQfg&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T8ceCScAFw&feature=relatedSo here is our plan so far:Meet every Wed. for 20 minutes either with Jackie or DebiK-2 meets in Training Room3-5 meets in Literacy Room upstairsAlternate from week to weekALL team members need to be present if possible- including para-professionals So here is our plan so far:2:00-2:20 Kindergarten & Grade 42:25-2:45 Grade 1 & Grade 52:50-3:10 Grade 23:15-3:35 Grade 3 What do we call the flooding time? What do we call the flooding time?TGI- Targeted Guided InstructionTarget GroupsFocus GroupsIntervention GroupsT1+ or Tier 1 plus timeSuggestions?