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Personal Learning Communities

Resources for PLCs in education

Snow Covered Car

Unlucky car owner recovering his snow covered car in the morning. Commercial for Statoil.

AllThingsPLC - Research, education tools and blog for building a professional learning community

Find the latest research, articles, tools and other education resources for building a PLC - professional learning community. Collaborate with teachers and administrators on our frequently updated blog, written by PLC and education professionals.

Brian Regan UPS delivery problem

Great clip about moving and talking to UPS. Clarity proceeds competence.

Jim Collins - Home

Jim Collins is the author of Good to Great, Built to Last and How the Mighty Fall.

Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement

Great new insights from two experts committed to making moral purpose come alive in practice. Dufour and Marzano are deep, practical, and thorough. They call for collaboration that is not optional; rather, leaders are compelled to learn and be successful.

Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at Work: New Insights for Improving Schools

Richard DuFour, Ed.D., was a public school educator for 34 years, serving as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. He was principal of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincoln- shire, Illinois, from 1983 to 1991 and superintendent of the district from 1991 to 2002.


Formative versus Summative Assessments

Formative versus Summative Assessments

A summative assessment gives a student a chance to prove what he/she has learned, but a formative assessment gives a student a chance to improve upon his/her learning.

Marzano Research Laboratory | Home

n service to educators, the company synthesizes Dr. Marzano's scope of educational research, world-renowned for its breadth and depth, into accessible components teachers and principals can use for concrete gains in student learning. Continuous action research ensures MRL strategies are always at the forefront of best practice.

MasteryConnect - Home

MasteryConnect - Share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance. TX state standars are uploaded here too.

The Nation's Report Card - National Assessment of Educational Progress - NAEP

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects, reported in the Nation's Report Card. Each subject area is listed and it will give you assessment ideas.

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers | PARCC

Contributions from educators across PARCC states sharing their experiences implementing the Common Core State Standards "in their words."


Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about QuizCast on the App Store. Download QuizCast and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobil...

Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run. Teachers control the questions and games on their laptop, while students respond and interact through their smartphones/laptops.

The Answer Pad | Revolutionizing the Way Teachers Capture Data in the Classroom

Easy to use, interactive feature engages students, and provides formative data in the classroom to drive instruction. Update your app and try it out! A perfect combination of technology in the classroom: Student interactivity together with timely data at the time of instruction to track progress.

Solution Tree: Rick DuFour on the Importance of PLCs

Visit us at Presenter and author Rick DuFour talks about the importance of professional learning communities and the biggest obstacles a school faces when transitioning to a PLC.


Team Defined

Team Defined

A team is a group of people working interdependently to achieve a common goal for which members are mutually accountable.


Great Schools Row as One...

Great Schools Row as One...

Great schools “row as one”; they are quite clearly in the same boat, pulling in the same direction in unison. The best schools we visited were tightly aligned communities marked by a palpable sense of common purpose and shared identity among staff-a sense of “we.”

Thomas Lickona and Matthew Davidson

FirstClass - Collaborate Like Never Before

The FirstClass suite of products is a rich collaboration platform which has been carefully crafted to support how people collaborate today, enabling users to work together more effectively and feel connected to each other and their organization.


Find lesson plans, classroom materials and resources from high-performing K-12 teachers. Share curriculum and connect with fellow educators around the world

Technology | AllThingsPLC

Find the latest research, articles, tools and other education resources for building a PLC professional learning community. Collaborate with teachers and administrators on our frequently updated blog, written by PLC and education professionals.


S.M.A.R.T. Goals

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

S~Strategic and specific


Synonyms for Norms

Synonyms for Norms

common ground
rules of engagement
collective commitments
promises made as a team

Rock This Test!

CRCT Prep video by Centennial Arts Academy 5th graders! We're gonna ROCK this test! (soon to be on Teacher Tube)