Professional Learning Communities in Science: Designs, Tools, and Resources for Improving Student Learning
THE 2009 SUMMER INSTITUTE IS SOLD OUT
• Final agenda (PDF)
- Who should attend: Teams of science educators—teachers and administrators
- When: August 3–5, 2009
- Where: Orlando, Florida (Buena Vista Palace, 1900 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830)
- Why: To learn what Professional Learning Communities are and how to implement and support a "PLC"
- Cost: $300
- More detail: Contact 703.312.9235
Take advantage of this special NSTA summer institute scheduled for Aug. 3–5 in Orlando, Florida. The three-day institute is designed to help teams of educators learn how to develop and support a science-focused Professional Learning Community (PLC) that has continuous improvement in science teaching and learning at its core. Participants will learn what PLCs are (and are not), examine different structures for PLCs, and experience different science-specific tools and strategies to use within a PLC.
A team of national presenters, led by Susan Mundry and Kathy Stiles of WestEd, will present different models of PLCs, share tools and resources that support the work of science teachers in PLCs, and facilitate planning sessions for implementing PLCs in schools and other organizations.
The institute will be held in Orlando, Florida, August 3–5, 2009, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, within walking distance of the downtown Disney Marketplace offering an array of venues for nightlife, entertainment, cafes, and shopping. Guests may either contact the reservations department at 1-866-397-6516 (identify yourself as part of the National Science Teachers Association's PLC Conference) or use this link to directly make reservations. For travel arrangements, please consult your local travel agent or visit one of the many online travel websites to arrange your airline travel.
For additional details, contact Zipporah Miller at 703.312.9235 or by e-mail at email@example.com.