Posted on 11/05/2009 at 08:50 AM by Global Reach
A Web site has been designed for educators who currently use or plan to start Professional Learning Communities (PLC). AllThingsPLC.info provides several content areas to assist teachers as they continuously build a strong PLC. Information on the site includes: Blogs and Discussions; Evidence of Effectiveness; Tools and Resources; Inspirational Stories; PLC Locator; Articles and Research, and more.
PLCs are defined by as:
"Educators committed to working collaboratively in ongoing processes of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. Professional learning communities operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous job-embedded learning for educators."
— DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many (2006). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work™
Are you involved in a PLC? What advice would you give to teachers who are thinking of starting a PLC?