Many Wednesdays are named “PLC Wednesdays”. What does that mean and what's going on during that time? Well, we would love to tell you!
The USD 230 School District posted the question “What Are PLC’s?” on the district website. Here’s how the district answered. “Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) provide essential time for educators to analyze student learning data to improve interventions, extensions, and classroom instruction. Like many other professionals who work in teams or have professional consults, teachers need time for professional interaction to maximize their teaching and, more importantly, their students’ learning. It is a research-based practice that is embraced by thousands of high performing schools across Kansas and the nation.”
So what does a PLC Wednesday look like? At 2:10, students are either dismissed to go home or remain at school and do various activities with Y-Care and paraprofessional support. Teachers meet together in their PLT’s - Professional Learning Teams. Teachers may meet as a whole staff or in their teams. This year, teachers are focusing on creating common formative assessments and using that data to help students find success.
The time teachers spend in PLC’s is very valuable and helps meet all students’ needs. The Spring Hill School District is fortunate to have this opportunity!