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R&P 3610: R&P Professional Learning Teams

WCPSS: Board Policy - 3610/4510/5040 Professional Learning Teams

3610/4510/5040 Professional Learning Teams

The Board of Education strongly supports team-based collaboration as the means to continuous improvement and the achievement of school and district goals. A Professional Learning Team (PLT) is made up of members who regularly collaborate toward continued improvement in meeting student needs. Using data, professional experience, and best practice, the team works toward realizing a shared vision for a better learning environment and improved student outcomes. The primary emphasis of this work is on the support of learning and meeting the needs of all students. Professional Learning Teams increase student achievement within the frame of Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS) and the Effective Teaching Framework.

Professional Learning Teams will meet regularly and all certified staff members are expected to participate. Central Services staff members will participate regularly in centrally-based learning teams.

A Professional Learning Team (PLT) demonstrates the following characteristics:

  • Shared vision and values
  • Supportive conditions
  • Shared leadership
  • Collaborative culture
  • Collective inquiry
  • Focus on results

The professional learning team collaborates to: (a) determine what is it that we want students to know, (b) determine how we know if they know it (c) determine what we do if they don't know it or do know it?

Adopted: July 21, 2009

Revised: April 22, 2014

Revised: May 6, 2014