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