A collaboration between
teachers focusing on increasing student learning through
planned measurable progress. Time is the essential element
that ties this process together.
The traditional student progress measurement was an annual
achievement test taken near the end of the school year.
Once the results were in, a teacher would examine the
strengths and weaknesses the students showed in their test
scores. The idea being that next year the teacher may teach
a topic another way or spend less time on a given topic.
The individual teacher largely made the instructional
decisions with little to no communication with their fellow
teachers who may have had stronger scores on a given topic
The PLC program will provide more frequent measurements of
how well the students are learning, enabling the teacher to
respond faster to improvements in instruction, moving faster
if warranted, and targeting knowledge gaps individuals or
groups may have. The process will also allow teachers to
compare their approaches (collaboration) to teaching to
determine the most effective method for a given topic.
The weekly meetings are focused on collaboration, learning,
and results. In an effort to keep parents informed on the
progress the school is making on this initiative, the
various meeting agendas are posted below. Please contact
your child’s school building if you have questions.