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Let's Talk About PLC: Getting Started Video Series. Part 1: Mission, Vision, Values, Goals

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Purpose

This video is the first in a three-part series on the basics of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). In this first video ''Mission, Vision, Values, Goals'',named after the 4 pillars of a PLC, viewers will learn:  

  • The Importance of focusing on student learning
  • How to make mission, vision, values documents meaningful
  • The importance of passion and persistence
  • How to foster collective commitment

Description

The first of three videos on the basics of starting a PLC, is designed as an introductory resource to be used with school administrators and consultants who are driving the PLC process in their respective settings. It provides an excellent starting point for discussions on PLCs at either staff meetings or professional development sessions.

Context For Use

This video, the first in a three-part anthology on the basics of starting a PLC, is designed as an introductory resource to be used with school administrators and consultants who are driving the PLC process in their respective settings. It provides an excellent starting point for discussions on PLCs at either staff meetings or professional development sessions.

Benefits

  • Knowledge acquisition - This may be participants’ first opportunity to learn about the foundation of PLC and their implementation in education settings.
  • Knowledge Activation - Allows participants to reflect on prior learning and spend time during and after the video focussing of the practical applications of knowledge gained.

Tips

  • This video is available in a digital version.
  • This video can be uploaded as part of an introductory powerpoint on PLCs and used during introduction workshops or seminars with educators.

Find Out More

The Power of Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bringing the Big Ideas to Life, DuFour, R., Eaker, R. & DuFour, R. 2007.

PLC Toolkit.

All Things PLC: Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals: The PLC Foundation, Ritchie, S., 2013.