Professional Learning Communities

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Professional Learning Communities

The Art of Observation PLCs

Observation is truly an art that can transform your teaching. This PLC will provide an opportunity for early educators to hone their skills in observing, documenting, and assessing children's development. Members will meet four times, and will read and discuss sections from The Art of Awareness: How Observation Can Transform Your Teaching by Deb Curtis and Margie Carter, which will be provided.

Come share your strategies, insights, and desire to build your expertise with like-minded colleagues. There is no charge for participation, and training hour certificates will be provided.

What is a PLC?

A Professional Learning Community is a group of educators who come together to learn with and from each other for the purpose of improving their teaching practice. PLCs facilitate focused, ongoing conversations with other educators, which have been shown to be a very effective way to improve teaching practice and child outcomes. 

Early Educators in all types of settings are encouraged to join.

Each PLC meets for two hours on four separate occasions, and is led by an experienced facilitator. Participation is free of charge and will provide licensing hours.

Regional PLCs

For more information, contact: 
Position: 
EC-ART Project Director
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5573
Email: 
nward@collaborative.org