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  1. Global Perspectives: Professional Learning Communities at Work in International Schools

    Implementing professional learning community (PLC) practices has transformed many underperforming and average US schools into high-performing, student-centred learning institutions. Editor Timothy S. Stuart and the book's contributors, all international school educators who have experienced their schools successfully reculturing into PLCs, contend PLCs can have the same transformative results in international schools, moving them from good to great.

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    A$42.95
  2. Game Plan: A Playbook for Developing Winning PLCs at Work

    Like a sports team, a school leadership team must develop a uniform game plan to foster a collaborative community of learners, develop a shared focus, and meet growth goals. It takes more than enthusiasm and a few talented individuals to build strong collaborative relationships and be consistently successful. Authors Hector Garcia, Katherine McCluskey, and Shelley Taylor provide a collection of coaching points in order to help teams examine their process, explore change and new concepts of leadership, assemble commitment to PLC princples, and concretely employ these principles in a PLC culture.

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    A$41.25
  3. Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill: Teaching in a Professional Learning Community at Work

    While many books and articles have described what PLCs are and how they can positively impact school culture and student achievement, Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill focuses specifically on teachers: the central figures in PLC efforts. This book helps educators fully visualise how a PLC framework can help them continually examine and improve the results of their work.

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  4. Professional Learning Communities at Work and Virtual Collaboration: On the Tipping Point of Transformation

    In Professional Learning Communities at Work and Virtual Collaboration, authors Richard DuFour and Casey Reason emphasise that educators are on the tipping point of transforming education. This critical time is a chance to revolutionise the way we teach and learn by using the power of technology to enhance the PLC process. They outline three strategic levels for launching effective virtual teams - organising virtual connections, strategizing for e-collaboration and enhancing learning with e-acceleration. By focusing on the right work of PLCs, collaborative teams can meet contemporary challenges and reach sustained levels of deeper learning for both students and teachers.

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  5. Solutions for Professional Learning Communities
    Implement and sustain a high-performing PLC. Each book in the Solutions for Professional Learning Communities series – authored by renowned PLC experts – is packed with user-friendly solutions for you and your entire team. You'll discover practical, research-based strategies for committing to districtwide implementation, investigate why strong leadership is a crucial element of successful PLCs, and explore tools and techniques for monitoring progress to ensure far-reaching, lasting results.
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  6. How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC

    How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC by William M. Ferriter offers readers practical, applicable tips for infusing digital tools in their professional learning communities. F-12 teachers and administrators will explore three increasingly complex collaborative practices that successful PLCs perform and will access digital tools to support each practice.

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    A$24.75
  7. How to Leverage PLCs for School Improvement

    How to Leverage PLCs for School Improvement outlines the right work for creating successful, sustainable school improvement. Author Sharon V. Kramer uses the professional learning community model to highlight and deconstruct five challenges improving schools face. With time and effort, F-12 educators can evolve into a focused PLC and commit to continuous improvement so all students learn at high levels.

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  8. How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools

    How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools addresses how singletons - solitary subject-area teachers - and small schools can achieve collective visions in forming teams in a PLC. PLCs carry great potential, but without careful implementation, they can foster divided cultures rather than collaborative ones. To better involve singletons and address small schools, author Aaron Hansen presents five methods for structuring PLC teams. With each method, he provides effective strategies and real teacher experiences detailing success with collaborative teams.

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  9. How to Cultivate Collaboration in a PLC

    Effective collaboration can help schools overcome obstacles and improve students' and teachers' results. To productively collaborate, teacher teams must establish a framework that defines team members' roles and evaluates their progress. How to Cultivate Collaboration in a PLC helps readers develop this framework and delves into the challenges that collaborative teams may face and the practical steps teams can take to address them.

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  10. How to Coach Leadership in a PLC

    In How to Coach Leadership in a PLC, author Marc Johnson details the importance of leadership in successful PLC implementation and provides ways to expand readers' abilities to lead at all levels. Johnson guides educators to become leaders of learning and to build leadership capacity among their collaborative teams. If educators remain devoted to a collaborative school culture, believe in their students and share a clear identity, they can improve results in their district.

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  11. Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work, Revised Edition

    This quick-reference guide clearly and succinctly answers the questions educators most frequently have as teams undergo PLC implementation. The easy-to-navigate format provides answers to common questions in the following categories: the four pillars of a strong PLC foundation - mission, vision, values and goals; the move from a culture of isolation to a culture of collaboration; the four critical questions of a PLC, the issues that network leaders must frequently address, how leaders and collaborative teacher teams can manage conflict. By using this book as a companion to Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work, Revised Third Edition, educators can keep themselves pointed in the right direction as questions and complications arise on the PLC journey.

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    A$49.95
  12. Starting a Movement: Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities

    Starting a Movement helps to sustain and support the energy and purpose of schools as they transform into professional learning communities (PLCs). The authentic alignment model helps bridge the gulf between principles and practice to cultivate an environment where a PLC soars rather than stalls. Educators will learn to express, clarify and align their beliefs so that they are meaningful to teachers, staff and other stakeholders; create a maximum buy-in among all members of the school community; use the authors' authentic alignment model to help keep their actions aligned to their schools' mission and vision; and reinforce the researched, results-proven PLC within their school culture.

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