Professional Learning Communities
Our PLCs will use Edmodo to facilitate discussions, share resources, and post meeting minutes!
Visit wsfcs.edmodo.com to login / create your teacher account
PLCs meet weekly for 45 minutes with a trained facilitator
PLC meetings center on problems of practice based on the following categories:
Clarifying essential student learning
Developing common formative assessments
Analyzing evidence of student learning
Instructional practices that impact student learning
Examining student work
PLCs must develop effective ways to conduct meetings that are focused on student learning. PLC members must develop strategies together that will move the team to deeper collaborations tthat address issues with student learning and achievement.PLCs focus with a commitment to student learning using Richard Dufore's three guiding questions:
What do we want our students to know, understand and be able to do?
How will we know when they have learned it?
How will we respond when some students have not learned and some students have learned?
Facilitators enable their teams to develop positive relationships based on understanding standards, the development of common assessments, and creating action plans to address commom problems of practice.
The facilitator keeps teachers focused on learning and moving forward with a shared trust based on collaborative expectations to create success that addresse learning issues.