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.

Voices from the Field
Voices from the field

In the Preface, we cautioned you to prepare to be disturbed through curiosity and community. In Chapters 1 through 3, we presented the descriptions and usefulness of the Tools for Cultural Proficiency, the history of equity in schools, and a brief review of professional learning communities. Part II: Voices From the Field establishes Maple View School District and the community it serves as the context for sustaining culturally proficient learning communities. Maple View School District (MVSD) is a pseudonym for the composite of authentic experiences and data collected by the authors. Maple View's voices reflect real stories of communities learning about themselves. Chapter 4 connects a need for professional learning with a goal for culturally proficient practices in ...

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