Integrating the four Tools of Cultural Proficiency with the PLC framework, this guide provides school leaders with practical strategies for building equity-focused PLCs to help all students achieve.
Part I: Getting Centered
This book presents culturally proficient practices through the context of professional learning. We use the term professional learning rather than staff development or professional development because we intend to broaden the conversation beyond inservice or formal training to include all professional learning experiences in which educators engage. These experiences include, but are not limited to, assessment and inquiry-driven planning, instructional design and strategies, curriculum development, coaching, leadership development, shared decision making, and culturally proficient collaborative educational practices.
In this book, we intentionally created a focus on learning communities where all members, including students, teachers, parents, administrators, classified and certificated staff, school community members, and school partners actively create a sense of collaborative curiosity that probes deeper, long-term self-commitments and collaborative commitments to learning. ...