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Building a professional learning community at work

Parry Graham

Building a professional learning community at work

a guide to the first year

by Parry Graham

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Published by Solution Tree Press in Bloomington, IN .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Professional learning communities -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementParry Graham, William Ferriter ; foreword by Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, and Robert Eaker.
    ContributionsFerriter, William.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLB1731 .G67 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23614552M
    ISBN 109781934009598, 9781935249221
    LC Control Number2009027099


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The scenes in their PLC story serve as the launch point for each by: This study guide is a companion to the book Building a Professional Learning Community at Work: A Guide to the First Year by Parry Graham and William M.

Ferriter. By focusing on the successes and challenges inherent in the process, Building a Professional Learning Community at Work is designed to help teachers and administrators accomplish the difficult task of building a professional learning community File Size: 63KB. Building a Professional Learning Community at Work™ A Guide to the First Year Get a play-by-play guide to implementing PLC concepts.

Each chapter begins with a story focused on a particular challenge. Building a Professional Learning Community at Work ™ Get a compelling, accessible narrative to grasp PLC problems and solutions. Read the book cover to cover or select chapters for minilessons.

Gain reproducible tools you can use in your own schools%(3). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work helps educators close the knowing-doing gap as they transform their schools into professional learning communities (PLCs). This handbook is a guide for action that will: Help educators develop a common vocabulary and consistent understanding of key Building a professional learning community at work book concepts.

Present a compelling argument Building a professional learning community at work book. Professional Learning Communities at Work: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement _____ Study Guide This study guide is a companion to the classic book by Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker: Professional Learning Communities at Work: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement.

It can be used by individuals, smallFile Size: KB. Leading Professional Learning Communities: Voices From Research and Practice () by Shirley M. Hord and William A. Sommers This book explores the critical role of the principal and other leaders in the development of a PLC by examining the research literature and what really happens in schools.

This book offers recommendations for those who seek to transform their school into a professional learning community as characterized by an environment fostering mutual cooperation, emotional support, personal growth, and a synergy of efforts.

References to and brief summaries of standards for curriculum, teacher preparation, school leadership, professional development programs, school Cited by: How to Create a Professional Learning Community. It takes careful planning to form a useful and functional PLC, but once the foundation is built, the benefits will soon be evident.

This how-to article accompanies the feature "Teachers and Community Members Practice TLC with PLCs.".Author: Ellen Ullman. ‘A professional learning community that leads to continuous improvement in teaching practices and student outcomes does not just happen.

It depends on a strong professional culture characterised by shared norms and values, a focus on student learning, collaborative approaches to work and reflective inquiry into teaching practices, as well as. A professional learning community (PLC) involves much more than a staff meeting or group Building a professional learning community at work book teachers getting together to discuss a book they’ve read.

Instead, a PLC represents the institutionalization of a focus on continuous improvement in staff performance as well as student learning.

The professional learning community model has now reached a critical juncture, one well known to those who have witnessed the fate of other well-intentioned school reform efforts. Building a professional learning community at work book In this all-too-familiar cycle, initial enthusiasm gives way to confusion about the fundamental concepts driving the initiative.

Professional learning communities (PLCs) are an approach to school improvement where groups of teachers work collaboratively at the school level to improve student outcomes. Professional learning community (PLC) schools start from a simple idea: students learn more when their teachers work together.

Building a PLC is a proven way for schools to. professional in the building must engage with colleagues in the ongoing explo- ration of three crucial questions that drive the work of those within a sional learning community: What do we want each student to The answer to the third question separates learning communities from traditional schools.

Here is a scenario that plays out daily. Professional learning communities and collaborative structures like these provide a mechanism for teachers, principals, and other staff to make the improvement of student learning a priority.

Each of these five activities—book studies, looking at student work, learning walks, lesson studies, and developing consistent expectations—has.

A professional learning community is not simply a meeting: It is an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recursive cycles of collective inquiry and action research in order.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Graham, Parry. Building a professional learning community at work.

Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press, © A professional learning community (PLC) is more than a group of individuals meeting together to read a common book or discuss a relevant issue. According to Huffman and Hipp (), PLCs are a way of working; "a school's professional staff members who continuously seek to find answers through inquiry and act on their learning to improve student learning" (p.

Further, DuFour ( Professional learning communities always attempt to answer critical questions by first BUILDING SHARED KNOWLEDGE – engaging in collective inquiry – LEARNING together. If people make decisions based on the collective study of the same pool of.

Parry Graham and William Ferriter follow a fictional principal and his core team of teacher-leaders as they work to reform their building as a professional learning community. The scenes in their PLC story serve as the launch point for each chapter/5. Members of professional learning communities (PLCs) take as their primary purpose enhancing their own learning in order to enhance, in turn, all.

Monitor the work of PLCs and provide con-structive feedback. Support teachers’ sense of efficacy and level of professionalism. Implementing Effective Professional Learning Communities “Professional learning communities,” the name given to teachers’ collaborative professional learning—or PLCs, as they are often called—has File Size: 1MB.

Read what advocates say about the impact of PLCs. What Are Professional Learning Communities. It has been interesting to observe the growing popularity of the term professional learning fact, the term has become so commonplace and has been used so ambiguously to describe virtually any loose coupling of individuals who share a common interest in education that it is in danger of.

Improvement (CCCII) project, which began in the mid’s, gave rise to learning more about nurturing learning communities.

Hord also draws upon Senge’s learning organization theory in her work with professional learning communities. According to Hord, there are five dimensions of a professional learning community:File Size: KB.

Professional Learning Communities. PLCs are a form of professional development in which small groups of educators with shared interests work together with the goals of expanding their knowledge and improving their craft.

Typically, a professional learning community consists of a team. A professional learning community (PLC) is a method to foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a particular work environment or field. It is often used in schools as a way to organize teachers into working groups of practice-based professional learning.

Professional learning communities: A Review of the Literature, Journal of Educational Change, 7,“The staffroom needs to be a professional community of scholars working together to maximise each other’s success.” Professor John Hattie A professional learning community (PLC) in schools involves collaboration, sharing and.

“Questions to Guide the Work of Your Professional Learning Community” is intended to help staff members focus on clarifying essential learning goals and then monitor student learning. A helpful feature is the inclusion of a CD with these reproducibles.

NAESP: Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work Page File Size: 30KB. Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment.

Professional learning within communities requires continuous improvement, promotes collective responsibility, and supports alignment of individual, team, school, and school system goals.

The knowledge-centered component of an inquiry learning community is organized so that students combine experience and information in order to engage in knowledge building.

Students learn to work with information through manipulating information and ideas by synthesizing, generalizing, explaining, hypothesizing, or arriving at conclusions that. Teacher inquiry and knowledge-building cycle to promote valued student outcomes.

Design of tasks and experiences Teacher Professional Learning and Development: Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Education Professional learning communities. Issue 5: Professional learning in secondary. To assess our effectiveness in helping all students learn we must focus on results—evidence of student learning—and use results to inform and improve our professional practice and respond to students who need intervention or enrichment.” ― Richard DuFour, Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work.

Thoughtful use of these protocols is an integral part of building resilient professional learning communities. Protocols By Tag Defining a Learning Community by the Nature of its Work. Describing Student Work - A Slice of Writing. Professional learning communities are groups of professional educators who meet regularly to reflect upon and discuss their instruction and student work.

They can be organized in a variety of ways. Professional Learning Communities and the impact those teachers have on the ultimate success of their students academically. The findings also indicated that school administrators were satisfied with teacher participation in Professional Learning Communities.

Keywords: Professional Learning Community, teacher collaboration, school. Professional learning communities (PLCs) provide educators the opportunity and process to collaboratively hone learning objectives and instructional strategies, determine the best student learning assessments, and craft interventions to support struggling learners.

Effective PLCs honor each educator and foster a community that benefits teachers while meaningfully impacting student outcomes. The term professional learning community describes a collegial group of administrators and school staff who are united in their commitment to student learning.

Hord (b) notes, "As an organizational arrangement, the professional learning community is seen as a powerful staff-development approach and a potent strategy for school. Teacher Learning Communities A Policy Research Brief. Myth: In a teacher learning community everyone agrees school, but they can also work well in networks where teach-ers from several schools work together, discussing common The roll of lesson study and learning communi-ties.

Professional Development in Education 35 (1), File Size: 1MB. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. This how-to article accompanies the feature "Teachers and Community Members Practice TLC with PLCs."Stephanie Hirsh has spent a lot of time studying professional learning communities.

As the executive director of the National Staff Development Council, in Dallas, she's pinpointed the five most common obstacles to starting PLCs -- and how to address : Ellen Ullman.