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PLC Overview

Information on PLCs

What is a Professional Learning Community? In the May 2004 issue of ASCD's Educational Leadership, Rick DuFour outlines the "big ideas" of PLCs: ensuring that students learn, building a culture of collaboration, and focusing on results.

All Things PLC: This organization, built on the DuFours' vision for effective PLCs in schools, offers a collection of information, tools, and resources to help professionals learn more about the practice of PLC.

All Things PLC (#atplc) on twitter: This search for the hashtag #atplc leads to a chorological view of any tweets shared including the hashtag #atplc.

What is a PLC? The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement (CSRI) has collected a body of information describing the defining elements of a PLC, literature and emerging research on PLCs, examples of schools' uses of the PLC approach, and necessary supports for teams engaging as a PLC. 

Spotlight on Professional Learning Communities: This collection of articles is hand-picked by Education Week's editors for their insights on: building effective teacher teams, starting a new professional learning community, preventing group burnout, tips on keeping professional learning teams energized, increasing teacher-to-teacher collaboration, and creating a culture of teacher support.

Reinventing PLCs for Culturally Responsive Teaching: 7 Critical Features for Transformative Professional Learning​:  This article describes seven features that transform teachers' capacities and committment to the use of culturally responsive approaches to promote students' learning excellence. 

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