Professional Learning Communities: Links to research and implementation guidance

Professional Learning Communities offer a structured way of fostering action research in the classroom and consistent sharing of practice between teachers. These links will introduce you to the research behind them and the practical approaches to setting them up effectively:

1. Useful definitions and commentary about the varied forms of PLCs:

http://edglossary.org/professional-learning-community/

2. Practical guidance and documents to help you set up a PLC:

http://www.lcll.org.uk/professional-learning-communities.html

3. A summary of some of the related research on this model:

http://www.sedl.org/change/issues/issues61.html

4. An array of guidance documents from the Welsh government on implementing PLCs:

http://learning.gov.wales/yourcareer/professional-learning-communities/?lang=en

5. An article on Teacher Learning Communities and the links to work by Dylan Wiliam:

https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6025223

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