ERIC Number: EJ920078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Supporting the Growth of Effective Professional Learning Communities Districtwide
Thessin, Rebecca A.; Starr, Joshua P.
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n6 p48-54 Mar 2011
Teachers need to be taught how to collaborate. When the Stamford (Conn.) Public Schools introduced PLCs in the district's 20 schools, they learned of the four roles that districts play when implementing PLCs systemwide: 1) Districts must involve teachers and administrators in developing and leading the PLC process, 2) they must teach administrators and teachers how to work together effectively in PLCs, 3) they must show how PLCs fit into the district's improvement process, and 4) they must support schools according to their unique needs.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Learning Activities, Interprofessional Relationship, Communities of Practice, Team Training, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Improvement, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Administrator Relationship, School Districts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut