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Creating a PLC in a Small School

Professional Learning Communities are promoted nationally as an important tool for staff development, but can they really work in a small school setting?

Cody McCanna, principal of Koliganek school in Southwest Region School District talks about the challenges and successes of building a PLC in a school with a staff of five certified teachers.

This interview is broken into several sections: introduction to the project, background and research base; implementation and keeping momentum; impact; and key supports and lessons learned.

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  • Cody's Festival of Ideas submission
  • A PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the development of a PLC in Koliganek

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Introduction - Background - Research Base


Implementation - Keeping Momentum


Indicators of Impact


Leadership Actions - Key Supports - Lessons Learned


Kathy Blanc,
Aug 30, 2011, 10:14 AM
Kathy Blanc,
Aug 30, 2011, 10:17 AM