Professional Learning Communities
Enjoy the collated resources in Professional Learning Communities. If you have suggestions, please submit suggestions using the form on the right.
This site was created to serve as a collaborative, objective resource for educators and administrators who are committed to enhancing student achievement.
Access: All Things PLC
This site is great for content-focused conversations and learning in your PLCs and is also set up by grade level.
Access: Anneberg Learner
Daniel R. Venables shares this resource resource for teachers, teacher leaders, and school and district administrators who are interested in implementing authentic PLCs that truly impact student learning, both in terms of how many and how much kids learn.
Access: Center for Authentic PLCs
Search "professional learning communities" and access multiple resources, including protocols for implementing professional learning communities.
Access: National School Reform Faculty
PLCWashington was developed to help implement, support, and sustain meaningful professional learning communities in schools. PLCWashington is built on the premise that PLC work becomes a structure for professional development in schools, the work engages staff in a collaborative process, and the process is focused on student learning and instructional practice.
Increasingly, educators speak of professional learning communities (PLCs) as a potent school improvement strategy that melds staff development practices with well-focused school change processes to improve student learning. On SEDL site (SEDL, an affiliate of American Institutes for Research, is a nonprofit education research, development, and dissemination organization based in Austin, Texas), you will find links to the following resources:
- The Professional Learning Communities Assessment-Revised can help you gather information about how your local group is functioning along six dimensions of PLCs
- Books about PLCs
- Free briefs about PLCs
- SEDL's PLC success stories
ProTeacher Connections offers information on Professional Learning Communities.
Access: ProTeacher Connections
SEDL's webpage on professional learning communities assures communities of continuous inquiry and practices. It also provides access to multiple supporting pages of information by Shirley Hord.
The School Reform Initiative (SRI) creates transformational learning communities fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence. Access protocols for implementation.
Purpose — Since its trial run in 1992, The Tuning Protocol has been widely used and adapted for professional development purposes in and among schools across the country. It is best suited to look at a piece of work (from a student, teacher, administrator, etc.) in order to “fine tune” or improve it in some way
Access: Tuning Protocol