A Fully Functioning Plc Essay

773 Words Feb 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
A fully functioning PLC would include teachers, parents, administrators, support staff, and community members all working together to ensure student success. When schools function as a PLC the stakeholders believe that all students can achieve at a high level and it is the collective responsibility of all to achieve this goal. All stakeholders make sure resources are used in a responsible way, supporting the mission vision, value and goals. The group functions around a mission, vision, value and goals proposal universally developed by all. The group makes a commitment and clarifies what each group and person will do to achieve this goal. Teams have the freedom to make decisions aligned with the mission. It is driven by these goals to become result oriented. The team works together to answer crucial questions. What do we want each student to learn? How will we know when each student has learned what is being taught? How will we respond when a student struggles learning? How will we respond when students have achieved the intended outcomes and need to be pushed further. In order to continue this effort all involved ask themselves some key questions. What do we plan for? What do we monitor? Are we acting according to our mission, vision, values and goals? What might be the most effective response when students don’t learn? What data are we gathering to assess our effectiveness? Is collaboration the norm? Are there more effective ways to fulfill our…

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