The model for PLCs has been around a long time. But is your PLC focused on evidence-based instruction with an emphasis on equity and activation? And most importantly, are your PLCs functioning effectively?
PLC+ is a practical and evidence-based framework, developed by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, that supports:
Building upon prevailing PLC methodology, PLC+ refreshes current collaborative structures, and helps support teachers’ decision-making in the context of individual and collective efficacy, expectations, equity, and the activation of their own learning.
PLC+ professional learning is designed to support teachers in building agency over their learning, and is based on the best-selling PLC+ Playbook. PLC+ highlights the teacher and provides a structure and tools for them to own their learning through a collective process with colleagues and facilitate learning structures that develop student success.
There are four cross-cutting values that underpin the PLC+ framework:
It's not enough to just build teacher agency, we must also focus on the power of the collective. Empowering your PLCs is a step toward becoming better equipped educators with greater credibility to foster successful learners.