When Professional Learning Community (PLC) first emerged among researchers as a solution to solving the problems of isolation in the teaching profession. Susan Rosenholtz’s study of schools found “learning-enriched schools” were characterized by “collective commitments to student learning in collaborative settings,” . . . lead to increase in students’ achievement. Effective learning community is characterized by:
- Collaborative cultures
- Shared norms and values
- Shared effective practice
- Reflective dialogue
- Mutual support and mutual obligation
- Professional growth
- Collective focus on student learning
Despite the consistent findings from researchers regarding the benefits of having professional learning communities on schools, many teachers are having a difficult time of accepting it. Some of the problems of PLC are:
- Lack of Trust from Administrators
- Lack of the freedom and time to do so.
- Focus on Summative Data, not Daily Formative Data.
- Helicoptering/ Judging Teachers.
Using the Learning Management System hosting on StreamlineED.com, teachers can collect real-time data from students and share their work easily. Most current PLC have teachers meet and share once per week, and this is too long. However, using StreamlineED.com, teachers can streamline their collaboration:
- Create and share questions/assessment with just a few clicks.
- Share resources in one organized place for all teachers to access
- 24/7 Access on any device
- Teachers can set up shops to sell their works.
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