This week-long training (8:30 am - 4:00 pm each day) gives participants the skills, tools, and experiences needed to launch and facilitate powerful professional learning communities (PLCs) in their schools and districts. The PLC Summer Institute is an immersive, hands-on professional development experience. Participants develop the habits and skills to facilitate and coach a professional 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 other school leaders who want to hone their facilitation skills and lead their schools and districts as professional learning communities.
Tucson, AZ 85701