Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

teamworkEducators committed to working collaboratively in on-going processes of collective inquiry and action research in order to achieve higher levels of learning for all students.

PLCs operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous, job-embedded learning for educationrs.


  • We accept learning as the fundamental purpose of our school and therefore are willing to examine all practices in light of their impact on learning.
  • We are committed to working together to achieve our collective purpose. We cultivate a collaborative culture through development of high-performing teams.
  • We assess our effectiveness on the basis of results rather than intentions. Individuals, teams and schools seek relevant data and information and use that information to promote continuous improvement.

All Things PLC - best resource for learning about, gathering resources, and evaluating your PLC system


Learning Forward - a resource that states standards for a PLC and gives the why and the how of  PLC


What is a Professional Learning Community? - wonderful article from ASCD that describes the big picture of a PLC

What is a PLC?

  • District Forms
  • Library Resources

District Support:

The following resources are available through the district professional learning library.  You can check them out through the Professional Library link to the left.

  • Aligning School Districts as PLCs; Mark Van Clay; 2011
  • Protocols for Professional Learning; Lois Easton; 2009
  • Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work; Richard DuFour; 2006
  • Whatever It Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don't Learn; Richard DuFour; 2006
  • Getting Started: Reculturing Schools to Become Professional Learning Communities; Richard Easker, Richard DuFour; 2002
  • Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work: Grades K-2; Matthew Larson; 2012
  • Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work: Grades 3-5; Matthew Larson; 2012