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The PLC+ Playbook, Grades K-12
A Hands-On Guide to Collectively Improving Student Learning



June 2019 | 176 pages | Corwin
Help your PLC+ group to work wiser, not harder. This practical guide to planning and implementing PLC+ groups in a collaborative setting is designed to equip professional learning community teams with the tools they need to work effectively toward improving student learning.   

Designed as an accompanying resource to PLC+: Better Decisions and Greater Impact by Design, the Playbook helps educators bring the PLC+ framework to life by supporting teams as they answer the five guiding questions that comprise a PLC+: 
  1.  Where are we going?
  2.  Where are we now?
  3. . How do we move learning forward?
  4. . What did we learn today?
  5.  Who benefited and who did not benefit?

Twenty-three modules support PLC+ groups as they work through one entire cycle of learning, addressing the five questions and four cross-cutting themes—equity, high expectations, individual and collective efficacy, and effective team activation and facilitation. Tools to support implementation of the PLC+ framework are embedded throughout the Playbook: 

  • Blank templates allow team members to record their work for every module
  • Step-by-step instructions guide PLC+ groups to facilitate productive discussion, engage in professional learning, and gather and analyze evidence of student learning
  • Crosscutting themes provide cohesion and focus throughout the work 

PLC+ groups can utilize each activity in the Playbook or find an appropriate entry point and continue the work of building PLC+. Engage in deeper learning around the ideas and concepts central to PLC+ and make greater equity and efficacy a reality in your school or district. 


 
List of Videos
 
About the Authors
 
Acknowledgments
 
Welcome to the PLC+ Playbook
 
Module 1: The Purpose and Status of Your PLC+
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PLC Defined

 
PLC+ Guiding Questions

 
 
Module 2: Crosscutting Values and Opportunities to Grow Your PLC+ Team
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Crosscutting Values

 
SWOT Analysis

 
 
Module 3: On Your Own: The Plus Is You
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Your Individual Identity

 
Teacher Credibility

 
Teacher Credibility and Its Intersection With Crosscutting Values

 
Teacher Self-Efficacy

 
Teacher Self-Efficacy and Its Intersection With Crosscutting Values

 
 
Module 4: Collective Efficacy and Credibility in a PLC+
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Revisiting Teacher Credibility and Teacher Self-Efficacy

 
From Individual to Collective Teacher Efficacy

 
Setting Norms for Our Ways of Work

 
Norms for Our Ways of Work in Our PLC+

 
 
Module 5: Guiding Question 1: Where Are We Going? Analyze Standards
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Analyzing Standards

 
Design the Learning Progression

 
Develop Daily Learning Intentions

 
Identify Success Criteria

 
Complete PLC+ Template for Guiding Question 1: Where Are We Going?

 
 
Module 6: Where Are We Going? Crosscutting Values Check
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Equity and Expectations Values Checklist

 
Activate Learning for Myself and Others Checklist

 
Collective Efficacy Checklist

 
 
Module 7: Guiding Question 2: Where Are We Now? Data Collection
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Initial Assessment Data Collection

 
Data Gathering

 
 
Module 8: Where Are We Now? Data Analysis, Common Challenges, and Misconception Analysis
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Data Analysis Protocol

 
Common Challenge Protocol

 
Identify Student Misconceptions

 
 
Module 9: Where Are We Now? Crosscutting Values Check
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Equity and Expectations Values Checklist

 
Activate Learning for Myself and Others Checklist

 
Collective Efficacy Checklist

 
 
Module 10: Guiding Question 3: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Strengthening Our Teaching Practices
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Pair Teaching Strategies With Evidence Gathering

 
Coaching Corners Protocol

 
 
Module 11: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Assignment Analysis
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Assignment Analysis Tool

 
 
Module 12: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Learning Walks
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What Is a Learning Walk?

 
Types of Learning Walks and Their Purposes

 
 
Module 13: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Microteaching
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Microteaching in a Professional Learning Community

 
Preparation for Microteaching: The Volunteer Teacher

 
 
Module 14: How Do We Move Learning Forward? Crosscutting Values Check
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Equity and Expectations Values Checklist

 
Activate Learning for Myself and Others Checklist

 
Collective Efficacy Checklist

 
 
Module 15: Guiding Question 4: What Did We Learn Today?
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Build the Habit of Reflection

 
 
Module 16: What Did We Learn Today? Build Expert Noticing
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Expert Noticing: How Is Our PLC+ Using Student Evidence of Learning?

 
Expert Noticing Video Protocol

 
Noticing Note-Taking Guide

 
 
Module 17: What Did We Learn Today? Common Assessments
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Common Assessments/Quality Assessment Evidence

 
Design a Common Assessment to Use for Preunit and Postunit Comparisons

 
 
Module 18: What Did We Learn Today? Determining Impact and Comparing Progress and Achievement
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Determining Impact

 
Progress Versus Achievement

 
Visualizing Data

 
 
Module 19: What Did We Learn Today? Crosscutting Values Check
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Equity and Expectations Values

 
Overcoming Obstacles to Talking About Learning

 
Equity and Expectations Values Checklist

 
Activate Learning for Myself and Others Checklist

 
Collective Efficacy Checklist

 
 
Module 20: Guiding Question 5: Who Benefited and Who Did Not Benefit?
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On Your Own

 
Data Review

 
On Your Own

 
Equity Audit Protocol: Revisit the Data as a Team

 
 
Module 21: Who Benefited and Who Did Not Benefit? Responding to Improve Student Learning
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The Vital Nature of Progress Monitoring

 
Tiered Intervention Progress Monitoring Protocol

 
 
Module 22: Who Benefited and Who Did Not Benefit? Crosscutting Values Check
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Equity and Expectations Values Checklist

 
Activate Learning for Myself and Others Checklist

 
Collective Efficacy Checklist

 
 
References
Key features
  • Blank templates for team members to record their work accompany every module
  • Includes step-by step directions on how to have productive discussions, gather evidence, engage in professional learning, and analyze evidence of student learning
  • 4 Crosscutting themes from the PLC+ book provide cohesion and focus throughout the work:
  1. Equity
  2. Individual and collective efficacy
  3. High expectations
  4. Facilitation

For instructors

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