PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
What are the 3 Big Ideas of a PLC? Adapted from DuFour et al (2006)
What are the Six Characteristics of PLCs? Adapted from DuFour et al (2006)
The PLC sessions will occur during eight late-arrival mornings throughout the school year. Each school’s PTA will develop a plan of activities for children during the 2-hour session. We believe these PLCs will help Pelham Public Schools sustain and enhance our positive culture of professional learning.
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