These courses are on-demand and self-paced. Participants will receive a certificate of completion once all assignments are successfully completed, and a quiz is passed with at least 80%.

Participants in this e-course will learn the nuts and bolts behind successful professional learning communities by exploring the Dufour, Dufour & Eaker (2008) and Venables (2011, 2014) models . The teacher and administrative roles within them will be studied as they work toward on-going maintenance and the data analysis that leads to improved student achievement. From vision to PLC mission, each participant will build an action plan specific to grade-level and subject-area PLC needs.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Appraise and justify the rationale behind the successful formation of a school PLC. 
  • Plan for and practice with several models of cross-curricular, grade and departmental PLCs. 
  • Apply the Dufour & Dufour PLC model to PLC teams using assigned protocols, and then reflect on the experiences.

This course is 20 hours

Strong co-teaching relationships are the underpinnings for a seamless and manageable instructional environment. Planned and orchestrated instruction, the result of team effort, combined with a sound learning environment leverages students as equal partners in a winning educational pact. This course will prepare teachers to work collaboratively on mutual goals and student learning objectives in a team effort. The benefits of such effort are numerous and include: positive and scholarly collegial exchanges focused on student-centered goals and objectives, planned and orchestrated communication among each other and with students, analysis and use of data to plan effective instruction with.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Plan collaboratively using protocols specific to effective communication that results in higher understanding and action steps.
  • Identify and analyze learning gaps to develop action steps.
  • Select mutual student learning objectives and plan around those objectives with strategy.

This course is 20 hours