Leading Professional Learning Communities

Leading Professional Learning Communities

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Imagine all professionals in all schools engaged in continuous professional learning! Education experts Shirley M. Hord and William A. Sommers explore the school-based learning opportunities offered to school professionals and the principal's critical role in the creation, development, and support of an effective professional learning community (PLC). This book provides school leaders with readily accessible information to guide them in initiating and developing a PLC that supports teachers and students. Using field-tested examples, the text illustrates how this research-based school improvement model can help educators: Increase leadership capacity Embed professional development into daily work Create a positive school culture Develop accountability Boost student achievementAt any point in time, individuals may mark themselves on the map, or in consultation with colleagues, or with a consultant or facilitator of the work. ... Thus , the map is avery useful monitoring device, indicating where the person is and where to move next. ... See the manual for Innovation Configurations (Hord, Stiegelbauer, Hall, aamp; George, 2006). ... an Innovation Configuration Map to indicate what the principals and teachers will be doing to reach the desired student outcomes and howanbsp;...

Title:Leading Professional Learning Communities
Author:Shirley M. Hord, William A. Sommers
Publisher:Corwin Press - 2008-02-01


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