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PLC Series: Listening to Students as a Priority

Welcome to this month's PLC Series post! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content. Use these as learning modules during your professional development time, whether in a team, a professional learning community (PLC), or on your own!  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Planning Thoughtfully to Teach Students to Read the World

If we want to teach students to apply a range of strategies to make meaning from a range of texts, we need to be strategic about what this means for curriculum & instruction.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Embedding Inquiry and Awareness into Our Professional Practice

In what ways can we embed the awareness of what we do not know, due to our lived experiences, as part of ongoing professional inquiry into best practices in schools?  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Inquiry as a Process for Educators AND Students

To understand how to authentically bring the cycle of inquiry to your students, we need to reflect upon how this process looks in our adult lives.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Others

Welcome back to the Heinemann Professional Development Professional Learning Community (PLC) series! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content into your professional development time.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Reach Goals for Literacy Instruction

Welcome back to the Heinemann Professional Development Professional Learning Community (PLC) series! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content into your professional development time. This month, we are finding ways to break down the lofty goal of increasing book access into actionable steps.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: The Year in Review

Here are all of the posts from the year, listed with their guiding questions, so you can easily find those that might support your professional learning this summer and into next school year.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Examining Systems and Practices to Change Outcomes

If we accept that discomfort is inevitable but silence is not a strategy, what practices or systems in your school can you examine in order to confront and change outcomes for students of color?  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Embrace Discomfort, Align Practices

Let’s begin thinking about aligning beliefs and practices not within the classroom, but in your personal life. Can you name something you routinely do because you believe it has a positive impact on long-term quality of life?  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Planning for Community, Not Compliance

Welcome back to the PLC Series for the 2018-19 school year! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content...  (continue reading)

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