PLC - Professional Learning Community
A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is a schoolwide system of teacher teams who collaborate on issues of instruction, assessment and other school topics with the goal of improving student learning. PLC is not a program but is something we 'become' so that our work is more productive, focused and effective.
Teachers and leaders within a PLC themselves become lifelong learners, using research from the field as well as data from their own classrooms to inform curriculum, instruction and assessment.
They collaborate continually, sharing resources and knowledge to achieve schoolwide improvement of teaching practice.
All this is done with the primary goal of increasing student learning: success is measured not by what or how teachers teach, but by how much students learn.
Our work is focused on learning, results and collaboration.
It is the purpose of St Mary’s Primary School to ensure that all students can achieve a high level of learning.
What must our school do
to accomplish our vision?
build teacher capability
know the curriculum
use data to drive the learning
commit to PLC
believe all kids can achieve
know the students and how they learn
focus on the learning
6 PLC Questions
Teacher teams use the following questions to drive their work in planning learning opportunities for each student: