Guiding Professional Learning Communities

Guiding Professional Learning Communities

Author: Shirley M. Hord

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412972710

Category: Education

Page: 225

View: 793

This research-based sequel to Leading Professional Learning Communities focuses on the practical process of implementing, improving, and sustaining PLCs. Appropriate for groups at all stages of PLC development, this field book helps educators improve PLC operations by facilitating individual and group development and growth. The authors provide learning opportunities that generate conversations about adult learning and contribute to supportive conditions that strengthen teacher quality and raise student outcomes.

Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities

Author: Jean Haar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317926115

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 997

This book demonstrates how a professional learning community can increase teacher growth and student achievement. The authors provide detailed examples along with innovation maps to help school leaders implement the eight key elements of an effective PLC.

Schools as Professional Learning Communities

Schools as Professional Learning Communities

Author: Sylvia M. Roberts

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 0761945822

Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 986

This book presents strategies for providing learning and professional development opportunities for teachers that lead to the building of community in schools. The purpose of the book is to provide educational leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively with teachers, parents, administrators, students, and the community at large. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the learning community. Chapter 2 focuses on leadership, applying Lamberts model of constructivist leadership to the development of a learning community. Chapter 3 examines principles, standards, and strategies for professional development. Chapter 4 explores working in groups. Chapter 5 discusses the study group as a strategy for building a learning community. Chapter 6 presents information on using classroom observation to provide learning opportunities for teachers. Chapter 7 discusses other collaborative ways to improve instruction in learning communities. Chapter 8 examines professional portfolios as a learning opportunity. Chapter 9 discusses ways to sustain the learning community. Each chapter opens with a preview and a set of key questions that focus on the knowledge, strategies, and leadership behaviors addressed in the chapter. Most chapters close with activities for use in study groups or school leadership teams. (WFA).

Professional Learning Communities by Design

Professional Learning Communities by Design

Author: Lois Brown Easton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412987110

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 509

"This practical guide to the successful implementation of Professional Learning Communities is focused on the intentional learning and actions of teachers who wish to help struggling students succeed and narrow achievement gaps. The author includes a range of professional learning designs, protocols, and tools that can be applied to various PLC contexts. Each chapter includes an installment of a realistic and meaningful case narrative that describes what happens as faculty members work toward improving learning for all students."-- Provided by publisher.

Global Perspectives on Developing Professional Learning Communities

Global Perspectives on Developing Professional Learning Communities

Author: Nicholas Sun-Keung Pang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351206174

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 390

This book discusses distinctive features of the professional learning community concept, practices and processes across six different education systems in the Asia-Pacific region, namely Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and the United States. It provides a platform for an exchange of different perspectives and offers alternative possibilities of theorizing professional learning communities across different socio-cultural contexts. Contributors provide valuable insights for policy makers, education researchers and educators in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere to deal with critical questions about the improvement of teaching and learning and school improvement in a globalizing world. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Education.

Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities

Author: Colin Sloper

Publisher:

ISBN: 1760565989

Category: Group work in education

Page: 153

View: 273

Professional Learning Communities – Voices from the Field: A Complete Professional Learning Resource for Schools is the perfect guide for any leadership team, collaborative team or educator looking to transform their school into a professional learning community.This multimedia professional learning package presents a series of in-depth interviews and meetings with teachers, leaders and other stakeholders as they discuss the key ideas of professional learning communities, providing invaluable insight into the PLC process from real educators who do the work every day. With the accompanying videos, you will observe how becoming a professional learning community has not only improved both the school and the school community, but also the professional outcomes of its own educators and the students they serve. The included video clips, and accompanying Facilitator’s Guide, are divided into three sections:To view a sample of the videos in each of these sections please click on the Videos tab above.Vox Pop Interviews – Gain an insight into the thoughts and opinions of individual educators as they discuss the key ideas and main issues addressed by the professional learning communities process.Leadership and Collaborative Team Meetings – Observe teacher teams as they discuss issues related to student learning that are affecting them and their students, and how they are addressed by working as a collaborative tea. See how the operation of a leadership team meeting is targeted to support the work of teacher collaborative teams.One-on-One Interviews – These interviews capture the weekly meetings between the principal and the school’s assistant principals, and the weekly meetings of the assistant principals with collaborative team facilitators, demonstrating how these key personnel are supported in their important work.Appropriate for use individually, with teacher teams or as a whole staff, Professional Learning Communities – Voices from the Field has been created by Colin Sloper, principal of the first school to be recognised as a model of a professional learning community in Australia, and offers any school that is working to become a professional learning community a guiding hand as they begin, or continue their journey.

Demystifying Professional Learning Communities

Demystifying Professional Learning Communities

Author: Kristine Kiefer Hipp

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781607090519

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 480

The purpose of this book is to clearly define an approach to school improvement that uses professional learning community (PLC) practices to achieve school improvement and success for every student. This book offers information, examples and case studies to clarify the concept of a PLC, to respond to critical issues in schools, and to support educational leaders in addressing the important mandates of accountability and school improvement. As school leaders proactively lead efforts to create learning communities, their schools, districts, and staff will incorporate knowledge, skills, and practices that focus on teaching and learning for all. The authors' findings will assist leaders, change agents, policy makers, and university faculty in guiding schools toward creating and maintaining PLCs as they sustain school improvement for student learning.

Implementing Change Through Learning

Implementing Change Through Learning

Author: Shirley M. Hord

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452234120

Category: Education

Page: 143

View: 215

This definitive guide presents a complete, field-tested program that empowers teachers as partners with their administrators in managing educational reform. Includes supporting materials for change leaders and facilitators.

当代西方教师学习理论研究

当代西方教师学习理论研究

Author: 毛菊著

Publisher: BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page:

View: 403

本书以当代西方教师学习研究成果为对象,分析、阐释了教师学习的图景。基于教师学习研究的历史变迁、代表人物的理论、观点分析与评价,获得了教师学习理论社会建构的发展走向,并建构了其概念框架。

Inside PLCs at Work

Inside PLCs at Work

Author: Craig Dougherty

Publisher:

ISBN: 1947604430

Category: Educational change

Page: 127

View: 233

This book explains how the PLC process works and describes best PLC practices in action. Using a real-world PLC school district as an example, it provides foundational concepts and qualities of professional learning communities along with a deep, nuanced understanding of the process and how PLCs work, to prepare educators to successfully implement the PLC process in their own schools. Includes appendices to access other real-world examples and free online reproducibles.

Communities that Learn, Lead, and Last

Communities that Learn, Lead, and Last

Author: Giselle O. Martin-Kniep

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787985134

Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 754

Communities That Learn, Lead, and Last offers a fresh and compelling perspective while providing practical guidance for schools and districts on how to develop "professional learning communities" that serve to instill educational ideals, share wisdom, improve practice, and enhance capacity across the system. Comprised of any combination of teachers, school leaders, staff developers, district personnel, and even students, professional learning communities, as described in this book, break new ground and challenge the status quo by focusing on the reconciliation of individual and organizational expertise, vision, and needs through a variety of collaborations, activities and projects ranging from classroom-related work to broader issues of policy, leadership, and organizational improvement. Depending on their needs, maturity, purpose, and membership, professional learning communities can be centered on learning, leading, or lasting. Showing how such communities can become the means for improving teaching and learning, as well as promote and sustain educational innovations, the book maps out the community-building essentials, providing guidance, tools, and carefully crafted rubrics.