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.

Maple View: Sustaining a Culturally Proficient Learning Community

Maple view: Sustaining a culturally proficient learning community

…contrary to myth, effective collaborative cultures are not based on like-minded consensus. They value diversity because that is how they get different perspectives and access to ideas to address complex problems. Under such conditions, inequity is far less likely to go unnoticed or to be tolerated.

—Fullan, 1999, p. 37

Getting Centered

Think about Michael Fullan's (1999) quote in the context of the learning communities in which you currently serve or opportunities you have to shape a learning community. What are the strengths and assets of your community? What contributions do you make to the learning of the community? In what ways do you, as a community, collaboratively learn about your students? How ...

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