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Teachers from the Summer PLC Institute

Building transformation-centered professional learning communities: less spreadsheets, more connection.

The most powerful way to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in a school or district is to establish a transformation-centered professional learning community. And, the fastest way to ensure that a professional learning community decays into a stack of agendas, templates, and binders is to neglect the relationships at the center of our work.

Sorting Out Race at the Arizona State Museum

VIP Guided Tour of Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity & Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations

Join us on Friday, September 6 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm for a keynote speaker, VIP tour of Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations, and reception. This traveling exhibit provides an engaging opportunity to provoke discussions about race and stereotypes and what drives our perceptions of people who are different […]

A professional learning community can (and should) be about teachers.

by Tim Grivois-Shah, Ed.d., Director of Professional Learning and Community Engagement Schools often designate time for teams of teachers to meet as part of a Professional Learning Community. Usually, the purpose of this time is to develop a common understanding of what students need to learn, monitor student performance on different kinds of assessments, or […]