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Professional Learning Communities

What Is It?
Professional learning communities are teams of educators systematically working together to improve teaching practice and student learning. Research suggests that such learning communities are characterized by:

  • supportive and shared leadership
  • shared values and vision
  • collective responsibility for pupils learning
  • the promotion of personal reflection and team collaboration
  • supportive physical and personal conditions

Explore It
To learn more about professional learning communities, explore the following Web sites:

Use It!
The sites below will help you create a professional learning community at your school:

Learn More About It
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