Introduction to Creating and Facilitating Professional Learning Groups
July 21 – July 23, 2020
The need for focused and powerful student-centered teacher collaboration is greater now than ever, particularly during times of school closure and uncertainty. Teachers need to collaborate in new ways and ensure that their meetings, whether in-person or virtual, are effective, efficient, and engaging, with a focus on student outcomes.
Professional learning groups (PLGs) provide dedicated and supported time during which educators like you can evaluate student work, tune assessments and plans, and engage in constructive dialogue with peer educators. Trained facilitators and a thoughtful implementation plan are key to developing PLGs that nurture a community devoted to continuous improvement and educational equity.
Our three-day virtual training session introduces facilitators to key skills and considerations, provides opportunities for active engagement and practice, and offers a framework for effective implementation in any context.
This online training is not a sit-and-get webinar, but rather an opportunity for participants to engage with each other through an active series of discussions and activities.
Participants will need a computer with audio and video and a stable internet connection. All participants will receive a physical Professional Learning Groups Facilitator Manual as well as access to online versions of all materials.
Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-773-0505.
If you are interested in discussing ongoing support for trained PLG facilitators throughout the school year please contact our associate director, Mark Kostin.