Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Professional Development Opportunities for Beginning or Sustaining the Professional Learning Community Processes

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COM-22-011
Memo Date
7/19/2021
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Informational
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Central Administration
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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; School Counselors; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators; CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts)

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Professional Development to Support or Sustain the Implementation of Professional Learning Communities

 

If your school or district is ready to transform your culture into a Professional Learning Community, join the PLC Overview session virtually on August 2nd from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm with Dr. Mandy Barrett.  You can register at ESC Works Session #449251.  Mandy Barrett has been an associate with Solution Tree since 2018. She also serves as the principal at Gravette Upper Elementary in Gravette, Arkansas where they have been identified as a PLC Model School. This PLC Overview will also provide support to districts implementing professional learning communities by providing training to new employees or novice teachers to continue the work.

If your school or district has implemented professional learning communities and your collaborative teacher teams are seeking support in the process, then join Rich Smith on a webinar August 4th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm to support teams through processes to effectively address student learning. You may register at ESC Works Session #449255.   Rich Smith was a former deputy superintendent in California and serves a the PLC Project lead for Cohort 1 and Cohort 4 in Arkansas. 

Additional supports will be released soon to support all schools in focusing on learning and results in a collaborative culture through professional learning communities. 

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