What Is a PLC?
PLCs provide collaborative environments in which facets of teaching and learning are explored in the spirit of inquiry, experimentation and innovation. A central component of PLCs is an overarching focus on student success. Teachers and leaders come together at the school, district or state level to share their ideas and experiences to improve practices and enhance student learning.
As well as improving student success, teachers are given the opportunity to contribute to best practices and innovation in their schools, which helps them become more engaged as they grow and develop in their careers. Being part of a strong and supportive community where ideas are valued is an important factor in teacher retention*.