How effective are Professional Learning Communities?

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Evidence of Effectiveness

For many years Ric and Rebecca Defour have been working with schools in developing a culture of collaborative practice using the structured of PLC student driven and focused professional learning cycles to drive school improvement. Their website: provides a range of resources and insights.

Want proof that the PLC process is working for others and can work for you, too?

Search their database ( to find schools and districts similar to yours that have built successful professional learning communities, as determined by our panel of PLC practitioners using rigorous criteria. Review successful PLC schools’ data and performance, explore successful implementation strategies, and learn how to contact PLC leaders for further discussion.

Post examples from your school about your experiences of successful collaborstive projects, how you have built collaborative teams and supported the development of professional learning communities and how they have impacted on student learning outcomes.

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