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Practical Strategies for Developing and Strengthening Highly Effective Professional Learning Communities

(Grades K-12)

Presented by Jaime Bailey
Outstanding Teacher and Seminar Leader

Specifically Designed for Individuals and Teams of Educators Who Are Implementing or Enhancing Professional Learning Communities in Schools Serving Grades K 12: Leadership Teams, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Special Education Staff, Assessment Coordinators, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff Development Trainers, and District Administrators

  • Dozens of highly effective tips, tools and proven techniques for implementing and nurturing strong Professional Learning Communities in your school or district
  • Practical, compelling strategies for unleashing the remarkable changes in student learning that are accomplished by successful Professional Learning Communities
  • How to find the time and support – while using your current resources – for staff to fully collaborate on student learning
  • Proven strategies for overcoming resistance to change and focusing on what’s best for students
  • Powerful methods and timesaving tools for using critical data and formative assessments to focus on the needs of students and ensure their achievement

Practical Strategies

Schools and school districts across the nation are creating highly effective Professional Learning Communities to establish dynamic ways to focus on and strengthen student performance. This outstanding seminar is designed to give you the tools and confidence you need to build and enhance Professional Learning Communities at the site level.

National trainer Jaime Bailey, who works at the site level in coaching successful Professional Learning Communities, will provide you with a wealth of ideas, methods and tools you will need to create, support and enhance PLCs in your school. Passionate about the power of Professional Learning Communities to transform school cultures, but also highly pragmatic, Jaime will share proven ways to avoid the most common mistakes in implementing your own PLCs. In addition, Jaime will share compelling examples of how a variety of schools in widely diverse circumstances have used their time and resources to get remarkable results in improving student learning.

During this fast‑paced day, you will receive Jaime’s best tips, ideas and tools, along with an extensive resource handbook filled with practical ideas and timesaving resources to support you as you create and nurture successful Professional Learning Communities in your own school or district.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Establish the Best Environment to Implement and Strengthen Your Professional Learning Community
    Learn how to create an environment that fosters cooperation, collaboration and support – the keys for successful Professional Learning Communities … Highly effective ways to motivate your team to work together to achieve what they cannot do alone
  2. Take a Revealing Look at Schools Where All Students are Learning at High Levels
    From urban to suburban, from wealthy to impoverished – see how diverse schools have taken advantage of Professional Learning Communities to bring about truly remarkable changes in student learning … Innovative, creative ways to meet the needs of every student
  3. Avoid the Most Common Mistakes that Others Have Made in Implementing Your Professional Learning Community
    Benefit from the wisdom of others and set the stage for success by knowing the challenges you face and how to avoid them … Practical steps from a teacher leader who knows the real world of implementing Professional Learning Communities
  4. Enable the Most Motivated, Accomplished Staff to Lead the Way
    Proven strategies to recognize the talents of outstanding staff and encourage them to take advantage of Professional Learning Communities to share their expertise with others … Tap the remarkable resources that every staff has but few use to make student learning your highest priority
  5. Discover How Other Professional Learning Communities Have Found the Time and Resources to Support Student Learning
    It’s true that today’s educators never have enough time and resources to do the job they’d like to do, yet many Professional Learning Communities have found unique ways to restructure their schedules and use their limited resources to significantly increase student learning … Here’s how they’ve done it
  6. Learn the Four Critical Questions Aligned with Schools that Focus on All Students Learning
    Professional Learning Communities that are driven by 4 critical questions are by far the most likely to succeed… Learn these questions and see how the highest-achieving schools are answering them on a daily basis
  7. Overcome Resistance and Distractions to Implementing Your Professional Learning Communities
    Resisting change is inevitable when Professional Learning Communities are implemented, but there are ways to ensure it doesn’t derail the process … Learn what motivates resistance and how to effectively transform it to solid support
  8. Develop Highly Effective Norms that Enable All Staff to Contribute Their Best
    People know that working together can be an effective process, yet the lack of clear, mutually agreed upon norms can often stall progress and create stress … Learn how to create norms tailored to your Professional Learning Community that will guarantee your success
  9. Unleash the Power of Formative Assessments and Use Available Data to Ensure Student Learning
    See how common, teacher‑generated assessments give Professional Learning Communities a clear picture of which students need support and which are ready for new learning … Examples, models and guidelines of highly effective assessments that yield outstanding data you can use immediately
  10. Celebrate Your Success!

    Establishing and nurturing a Professional Learning Community is challenging work … Discover the importance of celebrating progress and recalibrating your focus on a regular basis using simple, no‑cost, highly effective ways to recognize your gains

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Proven strategies to motivate your Professional Learning Community team members to work together
  • Highly effective ways to create an environment that fosters cooperation, collaboration and support
  • Powerful strategies to engage staff in productive conversations about student achievement
  • Practical ideas to turn “best practice” into classroom practice
  • Innovative, creative ways that PLCs use to meet the needs of every student
  • Valuable strategies to avoid common mistakes in implementing your Professional Learning Community
  • Tried‑and‑true techniques to incorporate shared decision making that really works
  • Ready‑to‑use ideas from a teacher leader with extensive experience in implementing and nurturing PLCs
  • How to tap into the valuable talents of outstanding teachers in making student learning your highest priority
  • Practical, powerful ways to overcome resistance and distractions when implementing and sustaining PLCs
  • Proven ways to find the time and resources to enable PLCs to focus on student learning
  • How to use the four critical questions aligned with highly effective PLCs to focus your team’s energy and resources
  • Ready‑to‑use techniques to develop highly effective group norms that ensure efficient meetings and a high degree of cooperation and collaboration
  • Examples, models and timesaving guidelines for creating highly effective formative assessments to give your PLC the data it needs
  • Manageable ways to use student work and available data to ensure your focus stays on student learning
  • Key techniques that enable you to celebrate your progress and recalibrate your focus on student achievement
  • How to use valuable resources, websites and video training programs to take advantage of the ideas and techniques used by highly effective PLCs

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

One of the greatest ironies about our work as educators is that while we are in the business of helping our students learn, we have a long history of often shutting our classroom doors and not learning from each other. Not only does working together make our jobs easier, we can be much more productive and effective when we’re not solely responsible for addressing the vastly different learning styles and needs of each of our students. We don’t have to do it all alone!

For this reason, and many others, I have found Professional Learning Communities to be stimulating, supportive and highly effective in meeting the needs of all of my students. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm about PLCs with you, as well as giving you a wealth of practical ideas for implementing and nurturing a successful Professional Learning Community in your own school or district.

In our high‑stress teaching environment with ever‑increasing demands on our time and energy, I have found that Professional Learning Communities are a powerful key to dramatically improve student achievement. With my teaching colleagues, I have learned timesaving ways to focus on best practices and incorporate them into my instruction. Together, we have learned to let data guide our decisions in order to meet the needs of every student, including those who need additional help and those who are ready to move on. And most importantly, through my work in Professional Learning Communities, I have discovered new ways to use the same amount of time and resources I’ve always had to better meet my students’ needs.

I am excited about the opportunity to share the valuable discoveries I’ve made about the power of working with colleagues in Professional Learning Communities. We will look at the most common hurdles people face and how to overcome them in creating your own PLC. I will share examples of what other schools have done – from urban to suburban, from wealthy to impoverished – to unleash the power of Professional Learning Communities. I promise you a day filled with outstanding ideas, timesaving tools and proven techniques for implementing and nurturing strong Professional Learning Communities in your own school or district.

I look forward to spending the day with you and providing you with a large repertoire of useful strategies, tips and tools that will support you and your colleagues as you create and sustain a Professional Learning Community in your school. I will provide you with everything you need for success.

Sincerely,
Jaime Bailey

P.S. I promise you that our day together will be devoted to practical, hands‑on, ready‑to‑use ideas that will make a thriving Professional Learning Community a successful reality in your school.

Who Should Attend

Individuals and Teams of Educators Who are Implementing or Enhancing Professional Learning Communities in Schools Serving Grades K 12: Leadership Teams, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Special Education Staff, Assessment Coordinators, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff Development Trainers, and District Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Dozens of highly effective techniques for implementing and nurturing strong Professional Learning Communities in your school or district
  • Ready‑to‑use tips and tools for finding the time and support – while using your current resources – for staff to fully collaborate on student learning
  • Proven strategies for overcoming resistance to change and focusing on what works best for students
  • Powerful methods and timesaving tools for using critical data and formative assessments to focus on the needs of students and ensure their achievement
  • Highly effective strategies to build leadership capacity within your PLC

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in developing, nurturing and refining Professional Learning Communities.

Consultation Available
Jaime Bailey will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions about the unique needs of your own school or district.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!