Hawker Brownlow Education

Professional Learning Communities at Work and Virtual Collaboration: On the Tipping Point of Transformation

Author: Richard DuFour, Casey Reason

Availability: In Stock

Code: SOT0621

ISBN: 9781760560621

No of Pages: 212

Publish date: 21/02/2017

Price: $41.25

Description

In Professional
Learning Communities at Work and Virtual Collaboration
, authors Richard
DuFour and Casey Reason emphasise that educators are on the tipping point of
transforming education. This critical time is a chance to revolutionise the way
we teach and learn by using the power of technology to enhance the PLC process.
They outline three strategic levels for launching effective virtual teams –
organising virtual connections, strategizing for e-collaboration and enhancing
learning with e-acceleration. By focusing on the right work of PLCs,
collaborative teams can meet contemporary challenges and reach sustained levels
of deeper learning for both students and teachers.


F–12 administrators and educators will



  • discover the ten dimensions for
    engineering a strategic e-connection for collaborative teams

  • learn how to organise and blend
    virtual and face-to-face teamwork

  • examine a case scenario in
    which a high school successfully used technology to improve the PLC process

  • study the principles of
    effective leadership in collaborative virtual teams

  • explore both a glossary of PLC
    and virtual collaboration terms and a list of websites to help support virtual
    teamwork.