Professional Learning Communities

4 Big Questions

Q 1: What do we want our students to know?

Q 2: How will we know if students learn it?

Q 3: How will we respond when they don’t?

Q 4: How will respond if they already know it?

PLC’s AT A GLANCE!

PLC TEAMs should collaborate on the FOUR Questions.  

  • Share/Analyze Data
  • Share Strategies
  • Strategically think how you will teach next concept
  • What worked?  What did not work?
  • Create and utilize Common Formative Assessments
  • Analyze CFA results...make adjustments to teaching.

MICRO teaching: .88 Effect Size

Video tape a lesson and watch together as a team.  

Q1

Identifying Essential Learnings

Q2

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

CFAs

SUMMATIVE

ASSESSMENT

Q3

Reteaching Strategies

RTI Tier I & II

Targeted Instruction+Time=Learning

RTI Tier III

Q4

RTI Tier I & II

Increase DOK

Extended Thinking

RTI Tier III

DuFour, R. (2009). Whatever it takes: How professional learning communities respond when kids don't learn. Hawker Brownlow Education.

DuFour, R. (2010). Raising the bar and closing the gap: Whatever it takes. Solution Tree Press.

Mattos, M., DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. W. (2016). Learning by doing: A handbook for professional learning communities at work. Solution Tree Australia Pty.