Professional Learning Communities: Developing high levels of collaboration

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The Professional Learning Communities process is supported by research and endorsed by educational researchers at all levels as our best hope for sustained, substantive improvement. But what is a professional learning community? In this one-day institute, Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper, who recently revised Learning by Doing for the Australian context, will outline the three big ideas that drive the PLC concept, offer practical strategies for bringing those ideas to life and share collective learning from schools throughout Australia that are using those ideas to have a profound impact on student and adult learning. 

Powerful collaborative teams are the fundamental building blocks of a professional learning community, and a critical component in building a collaborative culture. In this session, Gavin and Colin will teach you how educators transform their congenial groups into high-performing collaborative teams. Discover ways to provide time and support for collaborative teams during the school day, and identify structures and strategies to help teams stay focused on doing the work that has a positive impact on student achievement. 

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Discover the specifi c work undertaken by collaborative teams in a PLC. 
  • Learn strategies to ensure teams function at high levels of effectiveness. 
  • Plan a sample authentic STEM unit.

Additional Information

SKU CONF2019BAA
Session Session 2 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Day Day 1
Strand Culture, Professional Learning Teams

The Professional Learning Communities process is supported by research and endorsed by educational researchers at all levels as our best hope for sustained, substantive improvement. But what is a professional learning community? In this one-day institute, Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper, who recently revised Learning by Doing for the Australian context, will outline the three big ideas that drive the PLC concept, offer practical strategies for bringing those ideas to life and share collective learning from schools throughout Australia that are using those ideas to have a profound impact on student and adult learning. 

Powerful collaborative teams are the fundamental building blocks of a professional learning community, and a critical component in building a collaborative culture. In this session, Gavin and Colin will teach you how educators transform their congenial groups into high-performing collaborative teams. Discover ways to provide time and support for collaborative teams during the school day, and identify structures and strategies to help teams stay focused on doing the work that has a positive impact on student achievement. 

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Discover the specifi c work undertaken by collaborative teams in a PLC. 
  • Learn strategies to ensure teams function at high levels of effectiveness. 
  • Plan a sample authentic STEM unit.