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PLC’s who, what, when, how, why
Define What is a PLC?
WHO’s Involved? Lets keep this one simple All k-5 teachers with the support of school based administrators and CO staff
WHAT is the Expectation? PLC’s are mandatory for k-5 All classroom teachers in grades k-5 are expected to be active participants An Administrator is expected to be present for all PLC meetings Leads are expected to be present for all PLC meeting – As their schedules allow
WHAT does the process look like: Getting from A – B (this is what a PLC is) Meet in a PLC to discuss new standard/ learning target/ goal in ELA Identify current standard and unpack Align Learning target(s) to standard Make summative assessment (unit test) and reassessment (align with current standard) Create time line for instruction and assessments Introduce learning target to students utilize formative assessments to guide instruction (check ups, exit tickets, etc) Use IME time to do preventative maintenance and enrichment (guided by formative assessments)
WHAT does the process look like: Getting from A – B (this is what a PLC is) Administer summative assessment (unit test) Meet in PLC to discuss data from assessment identify best instructional practices and plan remediation/ enrichment instruction Conduct remediation/ enrichment – (review) Reassess students that did not meet proficiency discuss results monitor growth record what worked/ what didn’t REPEAT
Shift in Fundamental Purpose From a focus on teaching To a focus on learning From emphasis on what was taught To a fixation on what was learned From coverage of content To demonstrated proficiency
Shift in Perspective and Culture Shift from private practice To open sharing of practice These are my kids, those are your kids These are our kids From each teacher assigning priority to different learning standards Collaborative teams establishing the priority of standards
WHEN does all this take place Formative assessments – throughout each instructional unit (established per team) Summative assessments (quizzes and unit test) – at the end of each goal/ skill/ learning target – Remediate students not meeting proficiency and reassess with a second summative
Agenda Make a PLC meeting agenda to help you and your team get the most out of each meeting. Sequence all critical components.
Goals With your school – Write down two goals for your school’s PLC’s
WHY are we doing this? The single most effective strategy to ensure consistent school wide growth regardless of curriculum. Serves as a mandatory foundation for RTI We want all teachers and all students to grow
Thoughts from Nido… Average is out, excellence is in! Be the best and excellent everyday. Choose to be extraordinary. You cannot win with a fixed mindset Yes you, they, we CAN. No such things as unrealistic dream only timelines!