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June 11-15, 2018

This week-long training gives participants the skills, tools, and experiences needed to launch and facilitate powerful professional learning communities (PLCs) in their schools and districts.

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CITY Center for Collaborative Learning’s PLC Summer Institute is an immersive, hands-on professional development experience. Participants develop the habits and skills they will need to facilitate and coach a transformational learning community based on the SRI critical friendship model. The SRI critical friendship model for professional learning communities can lead to transformational growth for the adult participants and have profound impact on student learning and school culture.

CITY Center for Collaborative Learning is affiliated with the School Reform Initiative and uses the SRI ‘critical friendship’ model for its work with PLCs. Areas of focus include protocols for collaboratively looking at student work and professional dilemmas, activities to build community and increase teacher collaboration, and an ongoing emphasis on equity and excellence for all students.

This institute is for teacher-leaders who are interested in facilitating a professional learning community of peers in their school and district, as well as, principals and other school leaders who want to hone their facilitation skills and lead their schools and districts as professional learning communities. Download PDF flyer.

From left: Carman Ryken, Eve Rifkin, and Santo Nicotera

This PLC Summer Institute (on June 11-15) will be co-facilitated by Carman Ryken, Eve Rifkin, and Santo Nicotera.  Carman received her SRI ‘Critical Friendship’ facilitator training in June 2015 and currently co-facilitates one of three PLCs formed out of the combined teaching faculty from our three demonstration schools.  Eve has been an SRI ‘Critical Friendship’ trained facilitator since 1998, has facilitated several PLCs over those years, and is currently the internal SRI ‘Critical Friendship coach for the six PLC facilitators within our three schools’ PLCs.  Santo has been an SRI ‘Critical Friendship’ trained facilitator since 1997, has co-designed and facilitated these trainings across the country, and has facilitated the last two SRI Summer Institutes in Tucson in June 2016 and 2017.