The best way to implement the professional
learning community (PLC) process is to develop the solid foundation necessary
to support it. The foundation rests on four pillars: (1) mission, (2) vision, (3)
values and (4) goals. The ultimate success of a school’s or district’s PLC
implementation depends largely on the staff considering and building consensus
around its response to key questions the pillars pose.
In this 47-minute video, Rebecca DuFour and Richard DuFour
first examine the four pillars. Then, Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Tim Brown
and Mike Mattos role-play members of a collaborative team (a principal and
teachers) discussing grading practices and exploring the implementation of the
foundational questions that support a PLC.
The eight segments in this workshop include:
F–12 leaders and administrators can view Creating and Protecting
the Shared Foundation of a Professional Learning Community at Work
independently or use it with the Facilitator’s Guide to provide one full-day or
two half-day workshops. It includes one DVD, 47 minutes in length, and a
56-page Facilitator’s guide in print and on CD.