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Professional Learning Communities by Design: Putting the Learning Back Into PLCs (Paperback)
  • Professional Learning Communities by Design: Putting the Learning Back Into PLCs (Paperback)

Professional Learning Communities by Design: Putting the Learning Back Into PLCs (Paperback)

Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 07/09/2011
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This practical guide to the successful implementation of Professional Learning Communities is focused on the intentional learning and actions of teachers who wish to help struggling students succeed and narrow achievement gaps. The author includes a range of professional learning designs, protocols, and tools that can be applied to various PLC contexts. Each chapter includes an installment of a realistic and meaningful case narrative that describes what happens as faculty members work toward improving learning for all students.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412987110
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 20 mm


"Professional Learning Communities by Design is very user-friendly and clearly identifies the rationale, implementation, and ongoing processes for PLCs. The relevancy and practical guidelines will be appreciated by all practitioners. The link to Learning Forward is very evident and practitioners will appreciate the connections made."

-- Terri Patterson, Executive Director of Elementary Education and Professional Development
"This book provides the practitioner with a step-by-step guide for establishing and benefitting from professional learning communities. The author has provided an extensive literature review and an excellent array of tools that can equip initial PLCs with an advanced starting point towards enhancing student learning." -- R. Daniel Cunningham Jr., Executive Director
"This book thoughtfully outlines a long-term journey toward developing true Professional Learning Communities. The refreshing approach personalizes the PLC process, and the charts and other information it provides are gold mines." -- Claudia J. Thompson, Executive Director of Curriculum and Professional Development

"This book outlines an excellent PLC model over a year, including how a school can begin and develop an implementation process for an effective and productive PLC that engages most of the faculty. The process involves input from students, parents, and community. The book includes many useful tools, handouts, and examples on the essential components, considerations, and pitfalls to anticipate during the PLC process."


-- Nancy Kellogg, Education Consultant
"The book approaches a topic that many people believe they already understand in a way that will correct misconceptions and build understanding smoothly. Demonstrating the building process chronologically and providing supporting protocols throughout links practical application with tools that can be utilized immediately." -- Linda C. Diaz, Director of Title I and Professional Development

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