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Whalen, Sudie; Swain, Shannon; Fedele-McLeod, Mariann; Thacher, Marian – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2019
In 2016, the Office of Correctional Education in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation embarked on a process of implementing professional learning communities (PLCs) in all 35 California state prisons. The American Institutes for Research provided professional development and consulting on the PLC process. Through working to…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Communities of Practice, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Eley, Alison – Primary Science, 2017
There are many professional development programmes on offer for primary science. The best of these involve teachers in developing practice over time, alongside engaging with theory. In this article, the author considers how working as part of a professional learning community can support a collaborative and evidence informed approach to improving…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Science Education
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Antinluoma, Markku; Ilomäki, Liisa; Lahti-Nuuttila, Pekka; Toom, Auli – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The main objectives in building professional learning communities are to improve teachers' professionalism and well-being, and create positive impacts on student learning. It is a question of changing the school culture. The main objective of this quantitative study was to investigate the maturity level of thirteen Finnish schools as professional…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Collegiality, School Culture, Institutional Characteristics
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Brodie, Karin; Chimhande, Tinoda – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
Professional learning communities can be important sites for teacher learning depending on the quality of the conversations in these communities. This paper investigates how different activities in teacher communities support different content and depth in teacher conversations, through examining the conversations of four professional learning…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Correlation, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers
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Prenger, Rilana; Poortman, Cindy L.; Handelzalts, Adam – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher professional learning is considered crucial for improving the quality of education. Teacher collaboration in professional learning communities can contribute to the effectiveness of professional development efforts. In the past decade, there has been a shift from within-school to between-school professional learning communities. However,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes
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Goodyear, Victoria A.; Parker, Melissa; Casey, Ashley – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: An extensive and international evidence base positions professional learning communities (PLCs) as an effective continued professional development (CPD) mechanism that can impact on teachers' practices and, in turn, students' learning. The landscape of teacher PLCs is continuously developing; notably through teachers' uses of social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Telecommunications
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Preast, June L.; Burns, Matthew K. – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2019
School psychologists can impact student outcomes by consulting with teams around data. The current study investigated the effects of consultation with Professional Learning Communities (PLC) teacher teams. The study included four teacher teams, observing their PLC practices and providing consultation. Each team was observed with a…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Consultants, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration
Kapp-Heifner, Kelli Elise – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the perceptions online adjunct higher education faculty have towards the use of professional learning communities as a component of their pedagogical training. This research emerged from two trends in higher education, adjunct faculty reliance and online education. This research addressed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communities of Practice, Adult Learning, Learning Theories
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Brown, Benjamin D.; Horn, Rolanda S.; King, Gwendolyn – Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, 2018
During recent decades, professional learning communities (PLCs) have enhanced education from lower grade levels through college years, with many resulting benefits. PLCs provide an environment that encourages professional development, collaboration and innovation among teachers. Research suggests positive school reform occurs when teachers…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Lu?trea, Anca; Cra?ovan, Mariana – Journal of Educational Sciences, 2020
Romanian educational system is in a constant search for reform, due to one of the highest rates of students' underachievement in basic skills and lack of qualified teachers among EU member states. It is well established that professional learning communities (PLCs) can be a solution for both problems, aiming to enhance students' results by teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Hairon, Salleh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The "Thinking School, Learning Nation" national policy agenda set forth in 1997 has been considered a watershed moment in the history of Singapore education as well as the nation. It has brought about a raft of new educations reforms that are both comprehensive and intensive in nature. It has also brought about a succeeding education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Policy
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Carpenter, Daniel; Munshower, Paul – International Journal of Educational Management, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how rural teachers provided a PLC by leveraging virtual technologies to connect educators of like subject disciplines from several schools, foreign and domestic. Design/methodology/approach: A phenomenological case study-based approach was leveraged to investigate established vPLCs at schools…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Computer Mediated Communication
Courtney, Matthew B.; Constantine, Joseph; Trosper, Joshua – Online Submission, 2017
The Professional Learning Community model of professional growth an development is an increasingly popular method of teacher training. Commonly abbreviated and referred to as PLCs, this style of professional learning is characterized by its focus on small groups and individualized learning. While the PLC has nearly become a standard feature of the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Program Effectiveness
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Harris, Emily; Rosenman, Amelia – Science and Children, 2017
Teachers who participate in the Teacher Institute on Science and Sustainability (TISS) at the California Academy of Sciences commit to intensive professional development--that is, two two-week summer sessions, four evening workshops, and four Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings throughout each school year--focused on creating more…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Summer Programs, Workshops, Communities of Practice
Newman, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2019
In an effort to increase collaboration and support teachers in a formalized way, schools and districts have put structures in place for teachers and afforded them the time to participate in professional learning communities. This opportunity for teacher collaboration can impact the professional growth that is essential in moving a teacher's…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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