Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have popularized over the years due to their emphasis on collaboration, their focus on using data to drive conversation and action, and their ability to discover insights that improve both instruction and student learning outcomes. While PLCs have a lot of value to offer, districts often encounter a number of logistical … Continue reading Improving PLC Meetings with Process & Data
Presented by Pete Watson – Transcription Below Introduction Hello everyone and welcome to the Illuminate Education Whiteboard Series. I’m Pete Watson, the former superintendent of Upland Unified School District and the Senior Executive Director of Professional Relations here at Illuminate Education. Really excited about the topic we’re gonna talk about today and that is why … Continue reading What Makes Some PLCs Work?
Colorado’s new high school graduation requirements, and more diverse demographics, mean that PLCs have to be more effective than ever. While the term professional learning community (PLC) has been around since the 1960s, the concept’s tipping point arguably occurred in 1998 with the publication of Professional Learning Communities at Work: Best Practices for Enhancing Student … Continue reading TLC for Your PLC: 4 Best Practices
Presented by Kate Pechacek – Transcription below Introduction Hi, everyone. Welcome to the Illuminate Whiteboard series. I’m Kate Pechacek. I’m an Implementation Manager for Illuminate. And we, today, are going to talk about the PLC Recipe. So, PLCs have been around for a long time, and they’re sort of a common recipe that’s developed over … Continue reading Illuminate Whiteboard Series: 4 Steps to Makeover Your PLCs