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PLC+ Professional Development

About PLC+

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:

  • Planning and implementation in support of student learning
  • Professional development intentionally designed for teacher agency over their learning
  • Cycles of assessment, reflection, and decisions that lead to greater impact
  • Monitoring collaborative impact on teacher and student learning

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.

 

Why PLC+?

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:

  1. Equity | PLC+ needs to identify and apply impactful evidence-based instruction that values the background of every student
  2. High expectations | PLC+ holds all students accountable to reach the same bar, but the pathway they use may look different
  3. Individual and collective efficacy | PLC+ knows we can capitalize on our individual amount of brain power and contribute it to the collective whole
  4. Activation | PLC+ calls for someone who keeps the group focused on goals, facilitates conversation, adds ideas, asks questions, and helps the team make decisions

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. 

 

 

 

Cross-cutting values

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