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    Nuts and Bolts of PLCs
    Al Bertani (RAPPS Instructional Team)  discusses the structural as well as human resource conditions needed to build strong professional learning communities.

    Webinar Recordings
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    Starting a PLC in a Small School 
    Learn how Koliganek School in Southwest Region School District handled the challenges of building a PLC in a rural, small school setting.Video clips
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    Festival of Ideas Summary


    Growing Your PLC
    Learn job-embedded strategies for growing and sustaining your PLC:  study groups, examining student work, coaching, and action research.  Five webinars presented by Al Bertani (RAPPS Instructional Team).

    Webinar Recordings
    Journal Articles

    Transforming Your Administrative Meetings into a PLC
    How should district leaders make the best use of the limited time that principals spend together? LKSD turned their "sit-and-get" administrative meetings into PLC teams--and found that they started getting more meaningful work accomplished.

    Video clips
    PowerPoint
    Festival of Ideas Summary

    Place-Based Education:
    A PLC at Work

    Russian Mission School (LYSD) uses a PLC to develop  place-based activities. Find out how teachers and community members move the classroom outside to learn from each other.

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    Festival of Ideas Summary

    Processes and Protocols for Learning Teams

    At the 2011 Alaska School Leadership Institute Julia Payne-Lewis (RAPPS Instructional Team)  provided protocols for implementing and supporting the effective use of PLCs.  Explore these tools for moving teacher learning forward.

    Journal Articles
    Protocols