Introduction to Creating and Facilitating PLGs

The need for focused and powerful student-centered teacher collaboration is greater now than ever, particularly during times of school closure and uncertainty. 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. This training session introduces school leaders and facilitators to PLG essentials, provides opportunities for active engagement and practice, and offers a framework for effective implementation in any context. This highly interactive workshop will keep participants engaged with each other through a series of discussions and activities that are designed around implementing effective 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. In this session, we will:


Introduction to Creating and Facilitating PLGs
Welcome, agenda, materials, and introductions
Building Our Community: Zones of comfort, risk, danger, and norms
How Is equity central to PLGs?
The Purpose of PLGs: Text protocol
Preparing for Protocols: Probing questions, framing questions, and pre-conference guide
Dilemma Protocol: Consultancy
Guidance for effective PLG implementation
Team reflection and planning
Closing and feedback

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