At Sandpiper School we started a Professional Learning Community (PLC) in August 2020. This section of the website will be a guide to orientate new staff and to support current teachers in keeping the PLC sustainable.
A PLC is not a one-time event, it is a continuous, ongoing, never-ending program. If implemented and sustained effectively, a PLC process can have a positive impact on the structure and culture of the school.
What is a PLC?
At Sandpipers, a professional learning community is an ongoing process in which the teachers work collaboratively in order to promote higher learning for themselves and their students. The leader must practice a centric, transformational leadership style and be knowledgeable in promoting collective learning and learning circles.
What are the benefits of a PLC?
- A focus on learning for the students and teachers of Sandpipers
- A community of collaboration and collective responsibility
- Builds strong relationships between team members
- Empowers the teachers
- Promotes a culture of action research and reflection
The PLC process empowers educators to make important decisions and encourages their creativity in the pursuit of improving student and adult learning. (cite)