The True Meaning of Professional Learning Communities

Presented by Lisa Reddel


Most school districts are familiar with professional learning communities (PLCs) and have done the work to implement a version that works with their teacher teams. At the same time, many districts are not seeing the results they wanted, which usually means they are not implementing the PLC process correctly.

This is called “PLC Lite,” defined by the late Dr. Richard DuFour and Dr. Douglas Reeves as “when educators rename their traditional faculty or department meetings as PLC meetings, engage in book studies that result in no action, or devote collaborative time to topics that have no effect on student achievement—all in the name of the PLC process” (DuFour and Reeves, 2016, p. 69).

The good news? There is a solution and a proven path to sustained, substantive school improvement.

In this one-hour webinar, you will learn:

  • What it truly means to be a professional learning community
  • The essential aspects of a PLC at Work® process
  • How to embrace high levels of learning for all students
  • How to use ESSER funds to build effective professional learning communities in your district


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