PLCs can't exist without an organizational structure.
PLCs ask, what can we do about students who are not learning? How can we work together to find solutions?
All assessments give us more pieces of the puzzle of student learning. Everything is informative.
- a form of job embedded professional development
- a formal title of what some schools already do through mentoring/collaboration
- collegial professional learning. We need people to work and talk with. We want to find out what other people are doing.
- interactive learning as opposed to the "sit and get"
- learning by doing
- a variety of contact: face to face or online
- results oriented; want to know the 'what' as opposed to the 'how'