Facilitating Effective PLGs

Professional learning groups (PLGs) provide dedicated and supported time during which educators can evaluate student work, tune assessments and plans, and engage in constructive dialogue with peer educators. For PLGs to be effective and impact teachers’ practice, strong facilitation skills are required. Indeed, the usefulness and impact of a PLG is directly related to the skill of the facilitator to engage all participants, foster risk-taking and vulnerability, and maintain focus on improving teaching and learning practices that benefit all students.

In this one-day, in-person session (or two 3-hour virtual sessions), participants will share facilitation successes and challenges and use those experiences to practice, reflect on, and develop their own skills as facilitators of PLGs. Participants will leave with a set of strategies to support effective facilitation and a vision for improving PLGs.


At the Great Schools Partnership, our goal is to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to make progress in your school, district, or community. As a participant, you will:


Facilitating Effective PLGs​
Welcome, agenda, materials, and introductions
Building Our Community: Compass Points
Guiding collaborative work
Sustaining PLGs: Text protocol
Sharing Work in PLGs: Protocol matching
Learning From Work: Round 1 protocol
Learning From Work: Round 2 protocol
Facilitation Challenges: How to respond?
Team reflection and planning
Closing and feedback

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For pricing and scheduling, please contact Mark Kostin at mkostin@greatschoolspartnership.org or click the button below.

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