This site provides resources for Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and their impact on student and staff learning at Valley Center. The district vision of PLCs are supported by three main beliefs:

  1. The fundamental purpose of the school is to ensure all students learn at high levels. Members of a PLC work together to clarify exactly what each student must learn, monitor each student’s learning on a timely basis, provide systematic interventions that ensure students receive additional time and support for learning when they struggle, and extend and enrich learning when students have already mastered the intended outcomes.
  2. School administrators and teachers build a collaborative culture in which they work together interdependently and assume collective responsibility for the learning of all students.
  3. Schools systematically monitor student learning on an ongoing basis and use evidence of results to respond immediately to students who experience difficulty, to inform individual and collective practice, and to fuel continuous improvement.
PLC Smart Goal Worksheet Cultural Shifts
4 Critical Questions All Things PLC Site