What is Professional Learning Community (PLC)
Professional Learning Communities is the full meaning of PLC. It is a platform designed to help teachers interact collectively in the course of shaping the best out of students.
What do PLCs do in education?
PLC is a platform form for group of educators/facilitators with the heart for student achievement. In education, the group of teachers will meet regularly, share expertise, and work collaboratively for the best outcome for students.
Also, to improve teaching skills and students’ academic performance.
What are the 3 big ideas of a PLC?
The three (3) big ideas of PLC are as follows:
- Ensuring that students learn.
- It has a culture of collaboration. Collaboration is the way to achieve the “best result” for learners.
- It lays focus on results.
How do PLCs support teachers?
PLCs assist teachers in conducting new research. Since new technologies are surfacing, there will be a way to overcome the challenges teachers in unearthing the best for students.
Through PLCs, teachers will dive deep into and find new, and interesting emerging technological tools that can help their classrooms.
On a wider scale, PLC can allow teachers to share and learn globally every day the best of their students.
Again, teachers can work together (collaboration) within a district and beyond in order for educators to have ongoing and regular opportunities to learn from each other.
What activities can be done in at PLC?
During the meetings of PLC they engage in the following activities:
- Reviewing student data.
- Setting learning goals.
- Reflecting on teaching practice.
- Exploring resources to learn about new practices.
- Planning how to apply new learning.