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Professional Learning Communities - Chapter Summary
If you're interested in learning more about professional learning communities, you've reached the right place! This chapter takes an in-depth look at collaborative efforts teachers can make to provide greater educational benefits to their students. Review models and strategies for effective collaboration, and examine tips for improving student learning. In no time, you will be prepared to do the following:
- Define and discuss how to implement a professional learning community
- Share how teachers who collaborate can improve student learning
- Identify models of team teaching and strategies for creating a successful partnership
- Discuss the process of planning and teaching an interdisciplinary unit
- List tips teachers can use when mentoring new teachers
Video and text lessons in this chapter make discovering or refreshing your knowledge of professional learning communities fun. Explore the lessons at your leisure to ensure your review fits easily into your busy schedule. Take the short quiz with each lesson to assess your understanding of unit planning, team-teaching models and so much more. To get a gauge of your knowledge of the entire chapter, take the practice chapter exam.
1. Professional Learning Community: Definition & Model
Teachers work together provide the best education for their students. Often they are organized into professional learning communities (PLCs) to help facilitate this process. This lesson will introduce PLCs and how they are implemented in schools.
2. Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning
As a teacher, you are not alone. You have a variety of other professionals to call upon to help improve student learning. In this lesson, we look at how to leverage their expertise to improve outcomes.
3. Collaborative Team Teaching Models & Strategies
Many schools are using team teaching in order to support the needs of a variety of students. This lesson will introduce you to the various models of team teaching as well as strategies to support a successful partnership.
4. How to Plan & Teach an Interdisciplinary Unit
This lesson will help you work as a team in your school to develop an interdisciplinary unit. In this lesson, you'll learn how to collaborate, choose meaningful topics for your students and develop assessments that span all the classes involved.
5. Tips for Mentoring New Teachers
This lesson examines the role of the mentor. How will you provide support to a new teacher. What should new teachers know in order to have a successful first school year? We'll discuss some tips for success and why new teachers should be familiar with them.
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