PDI-2: Building a Professional Learning Community through Shared Leadership
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Conference Room 8, Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
Recommended Pathway Sessions
Provider: Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching (ASSET), Inc. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Framing Questions / Outcomes
- How can you, as an individual, support the environment and the culture of collaboration in developing a Professional Learning Community (PLC) in your School?
- How can we plant the seeds of an effective, understandable mission and vision to support the work of a PLC?
- What are the necessary dimensions of a high-functioning PLC?
- How do your beliefs about education support the development of a PLC?
- How does your leadership style impact your work with others?
Often teachers work in isolation. Learning occurs in their classroom with their students, however, opportunities for personal growth and collaboration as a professional is left to chance. Participants will develop an understanding of their role and responsibility for contributing to the culture and environment that shifts the possibility for those intentional conversations to occur through the development of a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The success of a PLC depends upon a clear and focused mission and vision which guides school-wide learning focused work. Participants will develop strategies for developing shared ownership of this process for crafting their mission and vision. The dimensions of a PLC will be explored and participants will examine personal beliefs that can impact the success of a PLC. Through group work, discussion, video and reflection, experienced practitioners will model and share leadership strategies that will contribute foundational knowledge toward the development and sustainability of a PLC.
Sharon Beddard Hess describes this session:
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