Your principal has asked you to implement a Professional Learning Community on your campus.
Read the “What is a Professional Learning Community” from the provided link, or you can access it directly from the ASCD site: Access the ASCD website. Click the Educational Leadership tab. Go to the EL Archives. Scroll to Volume 61 and click May 2004 edition: Schools as Learning Communities. Click the “What is a Professional Learning Community” article by Richard DuFour.
Write a 350- to 525-word handout for teachers on your campus that highlights what a professional learning community (PLC) is and is not.
Include the following: Use of data Major goals and purpose of a PLC School personnel involved How the PLC will influence the school’s learning goals How reflection is used to obtain continuous improvement