The term “professional learning community” describes a collegial group of administrators and school staff who are united in their commitment to student learning. They share a vision, work and learn collaboratively, visit and review other classrooms, and participate in decision making (Hord, 1997b). The PLC is a powerful staff-development approach and strategy for school change and improvement.
But in the digital age, PLCs have the potential to be much more. They are no longer just face-to-face communities of educators within the same building. Now educators can leverage their online personal learning networks to bring information back into their PLC. They can also create and join online communities to get a wide range of input and global interactions – this shifts their local PLC into a professional learning collaborative, a powerful network full of diversity of thought and global expertise.
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Join us to discuss how to attain this “next generation” of PLCs in your own professional practice. Ask questions and get answers with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, PLP co-founder and author of The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age.
PLCs – The Next Generation
Professional Learning Communities in the 21st Century
Sunday June 30, 7pm EDT
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- Twitter 101: Tips and Tricks
- Twitter for Teachers Handbook
- How to get the most out of participating in a twitter chat
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