Professional Learning Advisory Council (PLAC)
Pillar IV of our Strategic Plan requires us to Build a professional culture of learning, effective feedback and growth for every employee, inspiring a standard of excellence for all. The Strategic Plan states, "The Pelham Public Schools can only meet its mission of inspiring a standard of excellence for all students when all employees, as lifelong learners, are also inspired to a standard of excellence. Through its commitment to a high standard of professional learning opportunities for all employees, the district will plan for the best use of talent, time and content in order to maximize the capacity of all adults who serve our pupils."
To operationalize this goal, the District formed a Professional Learning Advisory Council of teachers, administrators and a School Board liaison to ensure that we incorporate a shared decision making model in exploring and evaluating our professional practice as a learning organization. The Council meets several times a year to plan professional learning experiences, study its impact, provide support, and use data to inform our efforts. A major component of teacher and administrative professional development is our Professional Learning Communities model.
Please find a copy of our 2016 Professional Development Plan: PDP 2016-17 Sept 2016.pdf.