In our region, there are schools and districts that use the language of PLCs and others that emphasize data collection/data teams. One of the sessions offered at the Common Core and Understanding by Design Institute is designed to honor the power of collaboration—for adults and for the students in our classrooms.
An important focus of the Common Core is for students to engage in academic discourse. One way in which they do this is through productive, collaborative, learning experiences where they answer questions, build understanding, and solve problems. In order for our students to engage in these collaborative experiences, we must engage in academic discourse through our own productive collaboration. In the session, educators from the region will explore and develop strategies for productive collaborative experiences in the classroom with students as well as outside the classroom with colleagues.
To learn more about the other sessions being offered over the course of this three-day professional learning opportunity, click here.