Questions and Prompts for PLG Planning

The following questions and prompts can be used by school leaders, PLG facilitators, and PLG teams to hone their practices and proactively plan for more effective work.

Purpose: Agree on the purpose of professional learning groups (PLGs), and lead with this. Establish and communicate the guardrails within which PLGs operate framed around their focus and intended outcomes.
Structure: Ensure that regular PLG time is provided and held sacred. Determine the configuration and stability of PLG rosters and schedules.
Sustainability: Ensure that groups are led by trained facilitators; ensure that facilitators and participants are continuously supported through the challenges that naturally arise during collaborative work.
Culture: Cultivate belief systems based on a commitment to collective efficacy—together we can reach all students—and model norms of productive dialogue among educators.

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