Understanding the impact of professional learning communites on teacher instructional practices
This capstone details the impact of Professional Learning Communities (PLC) on teacher instructional practices at an urban middle school community. The paper examines how the PLC model promotes the idea that students learn best when educators work collaboratively to determine four things: what students need to learn, what strategies are most effective at attaining high levels of student learning, common assessments that gauge what students learn, and a system that supports students when they don't learn. The capstone explores the effect of PLCs on teacher instructional practices at an urban middle school where the model has been implemented over the past five years.
Jameson, Eric J., "Understanding the impact of professional learning communites on teacher instructional practices" (2013). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 934.
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