Learn More About Our Work
Our mission is to support Missouri schools in building and sustaining professional learning communities where collaborative cultures result in high levels of learning for all and increased student achievement.
It is our vision to……
This presentation provides more detailed information, including information about the schools we serve.
How We Support Schools
Each school forms a leadership team, consisting of the principal and representative teachers. This leadership team engages in a four year training process with regional PLC consultants, and guides the PLC implementation in their building. This sample partnership agreement describes the services provided, and commitments from the school.
In addition, this chart (download or see below), provides more details regarding training topics.
Implementation Assessment July, 2017
1. Learning Community Culture & Continuous Improvement
2. Effective Leadership Teams
3. How Effective Teams Work
4. What Do Students Need to Know & Do?
5. How Will We Know When Students Have Learned
6. Systematic Process for Intervention/Student Success
Note: For historical perspective, see our eight strand rubric.
Missouri PLC Benchmark Assessment Tool
This whole staff survey is completed yearly. It is designed to assess perceptions of PLC Implementation.
The survey is administered through an online process, and participants answer questions based on their role in PLCs.
Collaborative Team members answer 15 questions.
Leadership Team members complete those 15 questions, and 11 leadership team questions.
Building Administrators answer the leadership Team questions, and five administrator questions.
Summarizing the Results (sample)
The results from all surveys are compiled onto the PLC BAT summary worksheet for each school building. The BAT Results Summary Worksheet is a matrix aligning the three domains and twelve benchmarks with the surveys and interview. On the Worksheet, the results for the survey items that contribute to interpreting the achievement of the benchmark are clustered. Building leadership teams will receive the BAT Summary from regional specialists once the building survey is complete.
As a part of our process, schools receive ongoing onsite support in addition to trainings. Regional PLC Consultants meet with administrators, leadership teams, and sometimes all staff members to provide coaching, monitoring, and expertise. The Implementation Rubric provides a framework for this feedback. At some point in the process, generally the spring of the third year, a day-long onsite review occurs. A schedule is developed for the day, which includes:
-Focus Group Interviews (leadership team, teachers, students)
-Review of Artifacts which detail the building's PLC journey
-Observation of PLC Collaborative Groups/Classroom instruction
-An exit conference, where the Leadership Team and regional PLC Consultants agree upon levels of implementation.