Essay about Professional Learning Communities
A PLC can be defined as an intentional, ongoing, systematic process through …show more content…
1. What do students need to know and be able to do?
2. How will we know when they have learned it?
3. What will we do when they haven’t learned it?
4. What will we do when they already know it? (Eaker, DuFour, & DuFour, 2002)
The core purpose of The Four Critical Questions is to ensure high levels of learning for all students (Eaker & Keating, 2012). All students truly refers to all students within a school system. All students includes addressing the needs of students with individual learning plans (IEP), students that do not qualify for special services but perform academically low, students that are poor in one area yet successful in another, students that are considered adedemicaly average, and students identified as intellectually gifted.
In a PLC, teachers monitor student progress on curriculum expectations by using common assessments. Common assessments can include each school within a district periodically monitoring student progress with the same evaluation method as well as annual state assessments. By evaluating the student data, educators can identify