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MELBOURNE | Marvel Stadium*
27 - 28 Aug 2020

*an online virtual event may be held as an alternative, with registrations transferred to the 2021 International Summit on PLC at Work

The certainty of substantive school improvement in uncertain times 

Build and sustain a strong, collaborative professional learning community through a process that is transforming schools around the world. This unique event brings PLC at Work® international authors and experts Timothy Kanold and Kenneth Williams together with Australia’s authors and experts Julie Canham, Selena Fisk, Gavin Grift, Colin Sloper and Janelle Wills. You’ll hear dynamic keynotes and attend powerful breakouts designed to help infuse the PLC at Work® process into every aspect of your school or system. 

Whether you are just beginning to build a PLC or need to regroup for your next steps, this summit provides practical knowledge based on the three big ideas that drive a PLC, delivered by experts who know the process best. You’ll return to your school ready to work in collaborative teams to achieve outstanding results for the students you serve. 

Virtual PLC at Work Summit — an online alternative

Should the Summit be unable to proceed in person, we are offering a Virtual PLC at Work Summit in its place, in addition to all 2020 Summit registrations being transferred to the 2021 International Summit on PLC at Work. 

For the Virtual PLC at Work Summit, our experts will facilitate short and sharp practical sessions to focus your team’s efforts on the PLC at Work process. 

Each session will deepen your understanding of why the work is important and provide insightful tips for implementation.  Participants will have access to a concise selection of relevant information handpicked from our PLC at Work® literature base. 

At the Summit, you and your team will:

  • Acquire strategies and tips for ensuring student learning sits at the core of your collaborative work.
  • Share your challenges with prominent experts and receive advice on next steps.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to further your team’s work in designing common assessments, a guaranteed and viable curriculum and a multitiered system of interventions.
  • Understand how to align timetables and resources to create genuine collective responsibility for student learning.
  • Learn firsthand how Australian Model PLCs have dramatically improved student achievement. 

Who should attend?

  • Teachers (primary school, high school, special education)
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Instructional Coaches
  • System Leaders
  • Team Leaders
  • Principals/Assistant Principals
  • Staff Development Leaders

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2 DAY

REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD RATE

(Register before 26th June 2020)

$655.00

(Register from 26 June onwards)

$695.00

Included with your registration:

Learning by Doing: Revised Third Edition, A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work

The third edition of this comprehensive action guide includes new strategies, tools, and tips for transforming your school or region into a high-performing PLC.

 

Day 1  
7:45–8:30 a.m. Registration
  • Coffee and tea on arrival.
8:30–10:15 a.m. Welcome and Keynote
  • Gavin Grift: The Power of PLCs at Work
10:15–10:40 a.m. Morning Tea
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • Selena Fisk: Using and Analysing Data
  • Gavin Grift: 5 Ways of Being: What Leaders of Learning Think, Do and Say Every Day
  • Tim Kanold: Coherence and Culture:  Embracing the Why and the How of PLC Life!
  • Colin Sloper: Shape School Structures for PLC Succes
  • Kenneth Williams: 12 Angry Men: The impact of One, The Power of Team
12:15–12:55 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • Gavin Grift and Colin Sloper: 12 Key Actions to Guide the Work for Collaborative Teams
  • Timothy Kanold: Turning Your PLC Vision into Action!
  • Janelle Wills: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
  • Kenneth Williams: What Will You Leave to Chance?: The 5 Leadership Shifts To Create Buy-In Breakthroughs
  • Janelle Dickman: PLC at Work: Secondary School - Australian Success Story
2:30 p.m.–2:40 p.m. Small Break
2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Q & A

 

Day 2  
7:45–8:30 a.m. Registration
  • Coffee and tea on arrival.
8:30–10:15 a.m. Welcome and Keynote
  • Kenneth Williams: Starting a Movement: Building Culture From the Inside Out
10:15–10:40 a.m. Morning Tea
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • Julie Canham: RTI at Work: Overview
  • Gavin Grift: Putting People First: How to Put People Before Innovation in a PLC
  • Timothy Kanold: Turning Your PLC Goals into Action!
  • Colin Sloper: Building Staff Commitment to the PLC at Work Process
  • Janelle Wills: Introduction to Proficiency Scales
12:15–12:55 p.m. Lunch
1:00–2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • Selena Fisk: Strategies to Embed and Track Formative Assessment
  • Gavin Grift: Five Commitments for Leading a PLC
  • Janelle Wills: A Collaborative Common Language of Instruction 
  • Kenneth Williams: Status Quo Disruptor or Defender:  Which Will You Choose to Be
  • Steve Meade: PLC at Work®: Primary School - Australian Success Stories
2:30 p.m.–2:40 p.m. Small Break
2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Keynote
  • Timothy Kanold: Your Hearprint Is Your Legacy:  Living a Happy and Well-Balanced Professional Life

 

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Day 1: Thu, 27 August, 2020
Presenter Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Fisk Using and Analysing Data
Grift The Power of PLCs at Work 5 Ways of Being: What Leaders of Learning Think, Do and Say Every Day
Kanold Coherence and Culture: Embracing the Why and the How of the PLC Life! Turning Your PLC Vision Into Action!
Sloper Shape School Structures for PLC Success
Williams 12 Angry Men: The Impact of One, The Power of Team What Will You Leave To Chance?: The 5 Leadership Shifts To Create Buy-In Breakthroughs
Grift and Sloper 12 Key Actions to Guide the Work of Collaborative Teams
Wills Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Dickman PLC at Work®: An Australian Success Story
Canham, Dickman, Fisk, Grift, Kanold, Sloper, Williams and Wills Panel Discussion
Day 2: Fri, 28 August, 2020
Presenter Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Canham RTI at Work Overview
Grift Putting People First: How to Put People Before Innovation in a PLC Five Commitments for Leading a PLC
Kanold Turning Your PLC Goals Into Action! Your Heartprint Is Your Legacy: Living a Happy and Well-Balanced Professional Life!
Sloper Building staff commitment to the PLC at Work Process
Wills Introduction to Proficiency Scales A Collaborative Common Language of Instruction
Fisk Strategies to Embed and Track Formative Assessment
Williams Starting a Movement: Building Culture from the Inside Out Status Quo Disruptor or Defender: Which Will You Choose to Be?  
Meade PLC at Work®: An Australian Success Story
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