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Building a Professional Learning Community at Work

Building a Professional Learning Community at Work - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1934009598

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ISBN13: 978-1934009598
ISBN10: 1934009598

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Solution Tree
Published: 2009
International: No

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Building a Professional Learning Community at Work - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1934009598

Parry Graham

ISBN13: 978-1934009598
ISBN10: 1934009598

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Solution Tree
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Building a Professional Learning Community at Work?: A Guide to the First Year addresses the real-world critical questions that arise when schools begin their work to become professional learning communities. How can administrators and teachers take the promise of a PLC and turn it into reality? How can school leaders transform theories of collaboration into highly effective nuts-and-bolts practices? This book is set in the context of one year in the life of a PLC. It chronicles the efforts of a building principal, Steve, and his teachers to build a true PLC at Central Middle School by focusing on the successes and challenges inherent in the process. Each chapter includes four elements. An opening story highlights an important event in the growth of a learning community. ?Lessons From the Front Line? spotlights the successful decisions and common mistakes made by the characters in the opening story. The ?Relevant Theory and Research? section introduces the theories of experts and connects them to the work of PLCs to provide readers with an approachable framework for understanding?and a language for describing?the complex, yet predictable, changes that are inevitable when schools restructure as PLCs. The ?Recommendations? section offers a collection of suggestions from which to draw while working through change in a building.

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