In Professional Learning Communities, students are the focus.
Promoting collaboration among teachers and creating a laser focus on student work are two of the most important outcomes of a recent push to have each school’s faculty engaged in an effective Professional Learning Community (PLC). To make this possible, all principals and teacher leaders from every K-8 school are attending workshops to learn how teacher teams use four guiding questions to understand and assess student learning, and together generate the actions that will achieve better results for students.
“I’m truly excited about this work. Our teachers have vigorously picked up the PLC structure to inform their work with students. The result is a deeper understanding of student learning, agreements about what is best for students, and concrete actions that are making a difference.” Maggie Riddle, Director of K-8 Schools