Dec 2, 2015
Sept. 30, 2015
Professional Learning Communities
Professional Learning Communities or PLCs as they are commonly called, provide opportunities for our faculty and staff to work collaboratively to ensure that our students are receiving the absolute best education we can possibly provide. Through work done in PLCs, teachers have the opportunity to review the curriculum and discuss instruction and assessment in order to increase student achievement. In addition, PLCs are used to analyze data and to review individual student progress to determine what specific needs remain.
Teachers at Cedar Grove meet a minimum of 3 times per month in grade level PLCs. Once is with members of the leadership team, including Mr. Moberly, principal and Mrs. Boyle, instructional coach. The purpose of this meeting is to review data from recent common assessment and to discuss relative issues. Another scheduled PLC is held monthly with Mrs. Boyle to discuss students who are in the Response to Intervention (RTI) process. These students have been identified as individuals who need additional assistance or instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and/or mathematics and the PLC allows a committee of teachers to discuss each child’s progress and changes necessary to ensure that adequate progress is being made. The third PLC is for the grade level team to meet to discuss curriculum, instruction, and/or assessment as needed.