All teachers in Spring Lake Park Schools participate in a PLC Team on a weekly basis at a minimum. This time is embedded within the context of the school day, and involves teachers implementing job-embedded professional learning processes focused on improving student learning through the process outlined below. As members of a PLC Team focus on each of the key questions, they also ask: What do we need to know and be able to do so we are able to collectively clarify student expectations, assess progress, design effective learning experiences, and respond to student needs effectively?
The embedded professional learning processes implemented by PLC Teams may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following: setting SMART goals, developing common assessments, examining student work, and lesson study. School principals and school LETs will identify the work of PLC Teams throughout the building, and align their work with school-wide goals identified through the continuous improvement planning process.
Purpose: To focus on reviewing and responding to the leading indicators, resulting in achievement of the annual leverage goal.
1. Report on priorities and commitments (5 minutes)
2. Review leading indicators: Learn from progress or lack of progress (10 minutes)
3. Design and plan response (20 minutes)
4. Commitments (5 minutes)
(Adapted from McChesney, C., Covey, S., & Huling, J. (2012). The 4 disciplines of execution. New York: Free Press.)