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The PLC+ Playbook, Grades K-12
A Hands-on Guide to Collectively Improving Student Learning

[set as burst, with italics starting with "PLC+" to end] A Companion to PLC+: Better Decisions and Greater Impact by Design


168 pages | Corwin
Help your PLC+ group to work wiser, not harder. This practical guide to planning and implementing PLC+ groups in a collaborative setting is designed to equip professional learning community teams with the tools they need to work effectively toward improving student learning.   

Designed as an accompanying resource to PLC+: Better Decisions and Greater Impact by Design, the Playbook helps educators bring the PLC+ framework to life by supporting teams as they answer the five guiding questions that comprise a PLC+: 
  1.  Where are we going?
  2.  Where are we now?
  3. . How do we move learning forward?
  4. . What did we learn today?
  5.  Who benefited and who did not benefit?

Twenty-three modules support PLC+ groups as they work through one entire cycle of learning, addressing the five questions and four cross-cutting themes—equity, high expectations, individual and collective efficacy, and effective team activation and facilitation. Tools to support implementation of the PLC+ framework are embedded throughout the Playbook: 

  • Blank templates allow team members to record their work for every module
  • Step-by-step instructions guide PLC+ groups to facilitate productive discussion, engage in professional learning, and gather and analyze evidence of student learning
  • Crosscutting themes provide cohesion and focus throughout the work 

PLC+ groups can utilize each activity in the Playbook or find an appropriate entry point and continue the work of building PLC+. Engage in deeper learning around the ideas and concepts central to PLC+ and make greater equity and efficacy a reality in your school or district. 

 
Welcome to the PLC+ Playbook
 
Module 1: The Purpose and Status of Your PLC+
 
Module 2: Crosscutting Values and Opportunities to Grow Your PLC+ Team
 
Module 3: On Your Own Time: The Plus is You
 
Module 4: Collective Efficacy and Credibility in a PLC+
 
Module 5: Guiding Question 1: Where Are We Going? Analyze Standards
 
Module 6: Where Are We Going? Crosscutting Values Check
 
Module 7: Guiding Question 2: Where Are We Now? Data Collection
 
Module 8: Where Are We Now? Data Analysis, Common Challenges, and Misconception Analysis
 
Module 9: Where Are We Now? Crosscutting Values Check
 
Module 10: Guiding Question 3: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Strengthening Our Teaching Practices
 
Module 11: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Assignment Analysis
 
Module 12: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Learning Walks
 
Module 13: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Microteaching
 
Module 14: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Crosscutting Values Check
 
Module 15: Guiding Question 4: What Did We Learn Today?
 
Module 16: What Did We Learn Today? Build Expert Noticing
 
Module 17: What Hav We Learned Today? Common Assessments
 
Module 18: What Have We Learned Today? Determining Impact and Comparing Progress and Achievement
 
Module 19: What Have We Learned Today? Crosscutting Values Check
 
Module 20: Guiding Question 5: Who Benefited and Who Did Not?
 
Module 21: Who Benefited and Who Did Not? Responding to Improve Student Learning
 
Module 22: Who Benefited and Who Did Not? Crosscutting Values Check
 
References
Key features
  • Blank templates for team members to record their work accompany every module
  • Includes step-by step directions on how to have productive discussions, gather evidence, engage in professional learning, and analyze evidence of student learning
  • 4 Crosscutting themes from the PLC+ book provide cohesion and focus throughout the work:
  1. Equity
  2. Individual and collective efficacy
  3. High expectations
  4. Facilitation

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ISBN: 9781544378442
$29.95