Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Recommended Reading - Articles on PLCs

The following articles provide insight into professional learning communities:
“The Elements of a Professional Learning Community”
“Making a Difference, One Child at a Time”
“Building a Professional Learning Community”
“Focused on Learning: Four Critical Questions to Which Every Educator Should Have the Answers”
“Do We Believe That They Can Learn?”
“Professional Learning Communities and the Positive Effects on Student Achievement: A National Agenda for School Improvement”
“Developing a Substantive Professional Learning Community”
“The Key to Improved Teaching and Learning”
“Teacher Collaboration in Raising Student Achievement”
“Professional Learning Communities—Communities of Continuous Inquiry and Improvement”


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