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Nuts and Bolts of PLCs


In order to build professional learning communities, school leaders must establish and nurture the conditions necessary to support their development.  Nuts and Bolts of Building Professional Learning Communities will help participants understand and utilize the structural as well as social and human resource conditions needed to build strong and powerful professional learning communities.  Specific attention will be devoted to finding time for collaboration and building social conditions to support a community of practice.

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Session 1:  Developing the Structural Condition Necessary to Build PLCs

Structural Conditions:  The Five Basics

Finding Time for Teams

Redefining, Revisiting, and Reallocating Strategies for Changing Structural Conditions

Resources:

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  1. *Building Professional Learning Communities in Schools; Kruse, Seashore-Louis, and Bryk; Center on Organization and Restructuring of Schools; University of Wisconsin - Madison; Spring 1994

  2. *Finding Time for Teams; Johnston, Knight, and Miller; Journal of Staff Development – National Staff Development Council; Spring 2007

Session 2:  Strengthening the Social and Human Conditions Needed Build PLCs

Resources:

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Click the titles to download the supporting documents

  1. *Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for School Reform , Anthony S. Bryk and Barbara Schneider, ASCD March 2003 | Volume 60 | Number 6, Creating Caring Schools pp 40-45

  2. *A Learning Community is Built on Trust , Valerie Von Frank, The Learning Principal
    National Staff Development Council, Volume 4, No. 7, April 2009

  3. *Trust Factors, Teachers Teaching Teachers, National Staff Development Council, October 2009


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