The PLC+ Playbook, Grades K-12: A Hands-On Guide to Collectively Improving Student Learning, 1st Edition

  • Douglas Fisher
  • Nancy Frey
  • John Almarode
  • Karen Flories
  • Dave Nagel
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1544385757
  • ISBN-13: 9781544385754
  • DDC: 370.71
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This practical guide to planning and implementing PLC+ groups equips professional learning communities with the tools, templates, and step-by-step instructions needed to bring the PLC+ framework to life in a collaborative setting. Twenty-three modules support PLC+ groups as they work through one entire cycle of learning, addressing the five questions and four cross-cutting themes―equity, high expectations, individual and collective efficacy, and effective activation and facilitation. Engage in deeper learning around the ideas and concepts central to PLC+ and make greater equity and efficacy a reality in your school or district.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Videos.
About the Authors.
1: Welcome to the PLC+ Playbook.
2: The Purpose and Status of Your PLC+.
3: Crosscutting Values and Opportunities to Grow Your PLC+ Team.
4: On Your Own: The Plus Is You.
5: Collective Efficacy and Credibility in a PLC+.
6: Guiding Question 1: Where Are We Going? Analyze Standards.
7: Where Are We Going? Crosscutting Values Check.
8: Guiding Question 2: Where Are We Now? Data Collection.
9: Where Are We Now? Data Analysis, Common Challenges, and Misconception Analysis.
10: Where Are We Now? Crosscutting Values Check.
11: Guiding Question 3: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Strengthening Our Teaching Practices.
12: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Assignment Analysis.
13: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Learning Walks.
14: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Microteaching.
15: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Crosscutting Values Check.
16: Guiding Question 4: What Did We Learn Today?.
17: What Did We Learn Today? Build Expert Noticing.
18: What Did We Learn Today? Common Assessments.
19: What Did We Learn Today? Determining Impact and Comparing Progress and Achievement.
20: What Did We Learn Today? Crosscutting Values Check.
21: Guiding Question 5: Who Benefited and Who Did Not Benefit?.
22: Who Benefited and Who Did Not Benefit? Responding to Improve Student Learning.
23: Who Benefited and Who Did Not Benefit? Crosscutting Values Check.
Dear Educator.

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.