Professional Learning Communities
“Too many professional development initiatives are done to teachers – not for, with or by them”.
A PLC is group of practitioners who come together voluntary with an agreement that they will work together to support each other and to investigate their practice in order to improve student outcomes.
Here are some reasons, teachers join PLCs:
Teachers who participate in PD activities put on by registered PLCs will have those hours of engagement recognized for the purposes of appraisal, professional advancement, job security and professional mobility. Within QECs, Lead Teachers have been creating PLCs in various subject areas and for different levels of the school system. Teachers are being invited to seek out and join PLCs that are aligned to their interests.