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This resource provides principals with practical support, step-by-step plans, and hands-on strategies to lead the development of thriving professional learning communities in their schools.

Planning for Professional Learning Communities
Planning for professional learning communities

Getting started as a professional learning community leader requires planning. Once principals have an understanding of current research on professional learning communities, the seven attributes of a PLC, and the leadership practices of PLC leaders, they are ready to act to create the PLC culture of collaboration that will support student learning in their schools.

In this chapter, principals are introduced to several planning strategies that help to set up the conditions for laying the foundations of shared purpose and student learning, building the pillars that support learning teams, and raising the roof of continuous learning. These planning strategies are designed to be practical and quickly completed. Each reinforces the necessary conditions needed for successful implementation of ...

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