Professional Learning Communities Audit
Professional Learning Communities
The candidate will meet with a grade-level or department team and conduct a professional learning community (PLC) audit. Following an analysis of the findings, the candidate discusses the merits of PLC’s, concerns, and recommendations to overcome any barriers to its implementation.
Professional Learning Community Audit required Questions
- Are teachers observing each other’s teaching?
- Is there time and support for this?
- Is there a culture of transparent practices being developed?
- Are teachers open to new learning and change?
- Does the principal facilitate and collaborate with faculty on learning?
- Does the administrative team (Assistant Principal (s)) facilitating and collaborating with faculty on learning?
- Are successful practices, learning from extended training, and or instructional concerns shared between grade-level or department faculty?
- Does the shared vision of the school incorporate what is done for the individual students not learning?
- Is learning assessed in a timely manner (weekly three or six weeks) and does it focus on individual students versus class or school averages?
- Has trust been developed among teachers and between faculty and administration?
- Do staff development opportunities support professional learning communities?
Your paper will organize with the following subtitles as follows:
Introduction: This section will give an overview of the paper
Professional Learning Community Audit required Questions: This section will give an overview of the required questions and detailed responses to the 11 questions
Merits of PLC’s: This section will discuss the merits of using PLC’s
Concerns Identified: This section will identify concerns that were evident in the audit
Recommendations: This section will identify recommendations for overcoming any barriers to PLC implementation.
References: 5 Scholarly References with citation within the text.