Professional Learning Communities
Establish teacher-led learning teams
Effective professional learning communities engage teams in a cycle of continuous improvement, promote collective responsibility for student learning, and support alignment of individual, team, school, and school system goals.
Learning Forward supports districts in developing cultures of learning and implementing PLCs with fidelity. We work with schools and systems to emphasize the “L” in PLCs. By focusing on learning, we guide educators to employ a cycle of continuous improvement process where change, instructional improvement, and increased student learning are the goals, and learning is the intention of collaboration.
Learning Forward helps systems establish teacher-led learning teams in all schools that engage in a cycle of learning that includes:
- Analyzing data to identify student learning needs.
- Setting learning goals for their students.
- Selecting or constructing learning designs that facilitate their own learning so they may address student learning goals.
- Implementing new instructional strategies in their classrooms.
- Monitoring, assessing, and adjusting practice.
We want to help you ensure that your teachers are collaborating in ways that improve their practice and get results for their students.
What We Do
Guide continuous improvement
Promote collective responsibility
Ensure goal alignment
Fill out our web form and let us know about your system and how you want to implement or improve professional learning communities.
We’ll connect you with one of our consultants to talk about how we can support your PLCs.
We’ll work with your school leaders on site and virtually to ensure your PLCs get results for teacher and students.
Our Community of Practice Team
Webster, New York
Ann Delehant is a senior consultant for Learning Forward. She is an experienced facilitator, learning leader and agent of systemwide…Read more
Deborah Childs-Bowen is a senior consultant with Learning Forward and a national leader in developing principals and assistant principals as…Read more
Neptune Beach, Florida
Jamey Burns is an educational consultant who specializes in professional learning in K-12 and early childhood systems. Most recently, Dr. Burns’…Read more
In her 22 years in education, Jacqueline Kennedy has served as a teacher, school counselor, assessment coordinator, and district professional…Read more