As an admin team we are trying to maintain a tight and loose PLC culture. We want to get out of our teacher's way and allow them to collaborate freely. BUT, we understand that there should be some level of accountability. Rather than have them complete agendas and keep weekly minutes we have implemented what we call PLC Progress Meetings. Our administrative team will meet with each PLC during their hour of collaboration time that occurs once a week on Wednesdays.
Using the document below, they will reflect, provide evidence, and decide what category their team falls in. We will collect these prior to the meeting, provide feedback, and next steps for each PLC team.
Here are the four domains we want them to reflect on:
Power Standard Development:
What do we want student to know and be able to do? We need to unpack the standards into student friendly terms. We call them "I Can Statements." Here is our district's elementary Power Standards.
Common Formative Assessment Development
How do we know they have learned it? The assessment guides our next decision and allows us to figure out who has mastered the material or skill.
Data Analysis Development
Are we being deliberate in identifying those students that need extra help and also those that need enrichment?
Action Plan Development
This is where the rubber meets the road. Are we taking action? Are we responding when a students struggles on a specific standard? Are we responding when a student already knows the material or has the skill?
You can access this file at my Dropbox if you are interested in using or modifying the document.