Professional learning communities (PLCs) is a term used with some regularity in describing teacher work groups in schools. In the next webcast, we will learn from experts from SEDL in Austin, Texas, what is and is not a professional learning community. Listeners will also be able to determine how schools that operate as PLCs use research and data to address dropout prevention as part of their school improvement efforts. They will also be able to identify leadership actions that support PLCs in focusing on dropout prevention. Finally, listeners will be able to access and use tools, resources, and interventions to build and sustain a PLC that supports dropout prevention.
- Deepen understanding of what is and what is not a Professional Learning Community (PLC)
- Determine how PLCs use research and data to address dropout prevention
- Identify leadership actions that support PLCs in focusing on dropout prevention
Creating a Community of Professional Learners . SEDL Letter, November 2009, 20-25.(2009).
Developing Early Warning Systems to Identify Potential High School Dropouts. Issue Brief. National High School Center.(2008).
PLC Resource List . (2009).
Professional Teaching and Learning Cycle. SEDL Letter, April 2007, 11-15.(2007).
Reading Warning Signs . SEDL Letter, Fall/Winter 2010, 6-7.(2010).
What Is a PLC? . SEDL Letter, April 2007, 3-5.(2007).