Enhance the effectiveness of your professional learning community (PLC)

Online modules explore evidence-based approaches for your PLC to maximise its effectiveness and support consistent improvement.

Professional learning communities (PLCs) are groups of teachers who work collaboratively in disciplined cycles of data-driven inquiry to diagnose student learning needs and address them by reflecting their current practices, sharing strategies and knowledge and seeking the professional development to grow their expertise.

The PLC Online Professional Learning Modules support communities to make the most of the research behind the Victorian PLC approach, which includes the Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO) and the Victorian Teaching and Learning Model (VTLM).

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The modules are targeted at all members of a PLC, but particularly the middle leaders who run your community. The modules are:

Module one – Preparing for PLCs

This online module will guide you to initiate and lead changes to staff mindsets. You will also learn about the Victorian PLC approach, the role a leader is expected to play and evaluate and diagnose current knowledge, mindset, behaviours, and practices.

Module two – Designing a PLC

This online module will guide you to lead changes to your school's structures and processes. You will also learn how to design PLC structures, timetables and meeting agendas that optimise teacher professional learning and prioritise the work of PLCs in your setting.

Module three – Participating in PLCs

This online module will guide you to lead changes to curriculum and pedagogy, by implementing the FISO Improvement Cycle to build teacher capacity in PLCs. You will be lead to support and monitor the work of the PLC at each phase of the FISO Improvement Cycle

Module four – Progressing PLCs

This online module will guide you to implement and sustain cultural change by monitoring the impact of PLCs in your school by advancing PLC practices, communicating and collaborating between PLCs in your setting and progressing PLC work by establishing Communities of Practice with other PLC schools.

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Learn how to maximise your community and make real change happen