Professional Learning Communities
To create a professional learning community, focus on learning rather than teaching, work collaboratively, and hold yourself accountable for results.
-Rick DuFour, 2004
1. We can make a difference: Our schools can be more effective.
2. Improving our knowledge is the key to improving our schools.
3. Significant school improvement will impact teaching and learning.
The ONE Thing in a Professional Learning Community, “learning” rather than “teaching” is the fundamental purpose of your school.
Three Big Ideas
1. Focus on Learning
3. Focus on Results
“... A Professional Learning Community is a collaboration of teachers, administrators, parents, and students, who work together to seek out best practices, test them in the classroom, continuously improve processes, and focus on results.”
-Rick DuFour, 2002-