Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools
The core of a professional learning community is a network of collaborative teams – the groups of teachers who work together to improve student learning. Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools offers F–12 teachers, leaders and administrators a practical, comprehensive model for implementing high-performing professional learning communities (PLCs). The PLC process emphasises collaboration, critical inquiry, and improved learning, and has been proven to significantly benefit teachers, students, and school leaders at all levels. Rather than working in isolation, teachers work in collaboration to ensure students don’t slip through the ‘cracks’.
The Collaborative Teams that Transform Schools framework builds on the four key questions of PLCs at Work® and adds two other significant questions for teams to consider:
- What is it we want our students to know?
- How will we know if our students are learning?
- How will we respond when students do not learn?
- How will we enrich and extend the learning for students who are proficient?
- How will we increase our instructional competence?
- How will we coordinate our efforts as a school?