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Since 1997, educational institutions have employed Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to foster small collaborative groups centered on student growth, continuous professional development, data collection & analysis, and innovative learning.

A misconception is that PLCs consist solely of instructors from the same department. In practice, PLCs are composed of faculty, administrators, and staff collaborating to share insights, methods, and data-driven decisions for adaptable instruction that meets the needs of today's modern student.

Through regular PLC meetings (usually once a week), members come together to share ideas and engage in data-driven conversations to help facilitate evidence-based enhancements to teaching and learning.

Growth can be seen through:
  • Encouragement and Engagement in Continuous Professional Development
  • Administration's Support for Innovation and Technology
  • Cross-Curricular Discussions and Department Alignment