3WHO’s Involved? Lets keep this one simple All k-5 teachers with the support of school based administrators and CO staff
4WHAT is the Expectation? PLC’s are mandatory for k-5All classroom teachers in grades k-5 are expected to be active participantsAn Administrator is expected to be present for all PLC meetingsLeads are expected to be present for all PLC meeting – As their schedules allow
5WHAT 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 ELAIdentify current standard and unpackAlign Learning target(s) to standardMake summative assessment (unit test) and reassessment (align with current standard)Create time line for instruction and assessmentsIntroduce learning target to studentsutilize formative assessments to guide instruction (check ups, exit tickets, etc)Use IME time to do preventative maintenance and enrichment (guided by formative assessments)
6WHAT 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 instructionConduct remediation/ enrichment – (review)Reassess students that did not meet proficiencydiscuss resultsmonitor growthrecord what worked/ what didn’tREPEAT
8Shift in Fundamental Purpose From a focus on teachingTo a focus on learningFrom emphasis on what was taughtTo a fixation on what was learnedFrom coverage of contentTo demonstrated proficiency
9Shift in Perspective and Culture Shift from private practiceTo open sharing of practiceThese are my kids, those are your kidsThese are our kidsFrom each teacher assigning priority to different learning standardsCollaborative teams establishing the priority of standards
11WHEN 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
12AgendaMake a PLC meeting agenda to help you and your team get the most out of each meeting. Sequence all critical components.
13GoalsWith your school – Write down two goals for your school’s PLC’s
14WHY are we doing this?The single most effective strategy to ensure consistent school wide growth regardless of curriculum.Serves as a mandatory foundation for RTIWe want all teachers and all students to grow
15Thoughts from Nido…Average is out, excellence is in! Be the best and excellent everyday. Choose to be extraordinary.You cannot win with a fixed mindsetYes you, they, we CAN. No such things as unrealistic dream only timelines!