Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education The Foundations of Professional Learning Communities

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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Technology Coordinators; Test Coordinators; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; School Counselors; Techstart Coordinators or Contact Name; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators; CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts)

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Lindsey Swagerty, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and Fort Smith, ERZ Director
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The Foundations of Professional Learning Communities

Interested in beginning professional learning communities on your campus or need to revisit the foundational practices of the Professional Learning Communities processes?  This virtual training will guide one through the non negotiables and negotiables of implementing effective Professional Learning Communities. 

This session is part of a two-day virtual conference to provide school and district leaders with professional learning and support with the successful implementation of the  PLC at Work process in an effort to improve achievement and learning experiences for all students.  Facilitated by Solution Tree Associates and PLC Master Coaches Joe Cuddemi and Jason Andrews. Joe Cuddemi will focus on how small schools implement the PLC at Work process in order to improve learning for all of the adults and students. Substantive change requires that we continuously address and examine both the school’s culture and the school’s structures in order to experience continuous improvement.  

Learning outcomes for this session include:

Understand the difference between cultural change and technical change

Assess the current reality of the six essential elements of the PLC at Work process at your school/district.

Examine the role and responsibilities of the leadership team for creating and sustaining a shared foundation based on staff consensus.

Register on ESC Works, session #434842.

Date:  January 11, 2021 - Day One with Joe Cuddemi 8:30-3:00 pm - Session #434842

    February 8, 2021 - Day Two with Jason Andrews 8:30-3:00 pm - Session 434844  - Learning outcomes for this session are outlined on ESC. 

Cost:  Free - Sponsored by the Office of Education Renewal Zones

Link:  Provided through registration


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