PLC+: Better Decisions and Greater Impact by Design, 1st Edition

  • Douglas Fisher
  • Nancy Frey
  • John Almarode
  • Karen Flories
  • Dave Nagel
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  • ISBN-10: 1544385781
  • ISBN-13: 9781544385785
  • DDC: 370.71
  • 216 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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PLC+: Better Decisions and Greater Impact by Design calls for strong and effective PLCs plus—and that plus is YOU. Until now, the Professional Learning Community movement has been focused almost exclusively on students and what they were or were not learning. But keeping student learning at the forefront requires that we also recognize the vital role that you play in the equation of teaching and learning. This means that PLCs must take on two additional challenges: maximizing your individual expertise, while harnessing the power of the collaborative expertise you can develop with your peers. PLC+ is grounded in four cross-cutting themes—a focus on equity of access and opportunity, high expectations for all students, a commitment to building individual self-efficacy and the collective efficacy of the professional learning community and effective team activation and facilitation to move from discussion to action. The PLC+ framework supports educators in considering five essential questions as they work together to improve student learning: 1) Where are we going? 2) Where are we now? 3) How do we move learning forward? 4) What did we learn today? 5) Who benefited and who did not benefit?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Videos.
About the Authors.
1: PLC+: The Plus Is You.
2: Question 1: Where Are We Going?.
3: Question 2: Where Are We Now?.
4: Question 3: How Do We Move Learning Forward?.
5: Question 4: What Did We Learn Today?.
6: Question 5: Who Benefited and Who Did Not Benefit?.
7: The Next Question in the PLC+ Framework.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., a Professor at San Diego State University received the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference. Dr. Frey has published in The Reading Teacher, English Journal, Remedial and Special Education, and Educational Leadership. She has co-authored more than fifty books on English Learners (Language Learners in the English Classroom), assessment (Checking for Understanding), writing (Scaffolded Writing Instruction), literacy (Reading for Information in Elementary School) and vocabulary (Learning Words Inside and Out). Dr. Frey teaches a variety of courses on reading instruction and literacy in content areas, classroom management, and supporting students with diverse learning needs. She also was a third grade classroom teacher.

Dr. Frey's monographs include:Reaching for the Common Core, Using Technology to Foster Learning for a New Century, Link to 21st Century Skills and Resources, and Connect Oral and Written Expression, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, and Content.