Building a Professional Learning Community at Work A Guide to the First Year

ISBN-10: 1934009598
ISBN-13: 9781934009598
Edition: 2nd 2009
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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Solution Tree
Publication date: 5/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Building a Professional Learning Community at Work?: A Guide to the First Year addresses the real-world critical questions that arise when schools begin their work to become professional learning communities. How can administrators and teachers take the promise of a PLC and turn it into reality? How can school leaders transform theories of collaboration into highly effective nuts-and-bolts practices? This book is set in the context of one year in the life of a PLC. It chronicles the efforts of a building principal, Steve, and his teachers to build a true PLC at Central Middle School by focusing on the successes and challenges inherent in the process. Each chapter includes four elements. An opening story highlights an important event in the growth of a learning community. ?Lessons From the Front Line? spotlights the successful decisions and common mistakes made by the characters in the opening story. The ?Relevant Theory and Research? section introduces the theories of experts and connects them to the work of PLCs to provide readers with an approachable framework for understanding?and a language for describing?the complex, yet predictable, changes that are inevitable when schools restructure as PLCs. The ?Recommendations? section offers a collection of suggestions from which to draw while working through change in a building.

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