Professional Learning Communities

This post, Professional Learning Communities bring benefits for teachers, students from Education Dive K-12, made me reflect on professional learning communities. PLCs are not a new concept. Richard DuFour and his team were promoting the idea of professional learning communities in 2004, with three big ideas outlined in this article:

  1. Ensuring that students learn
  2. A culture of collaboration
  3. A focus on results

Professor Louise Stoll, University of London, worked with a team of Australian leaders, through AITSL to explore and share strategies for developing creative professional learning communities. These leaders participated in dialogue around the latest research focused on collaborative and creative professional learning and leadership.  Here are the series of three video clips from her workshops.