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EDU 675(Change Leadership for the Differentiated Educational Environment)Week 1 Discussion Question 1(Professional Learning Communities)
A significant part of differentiated instruction implementation is created through professional development. Complete the "Creating and Sustaining a Professional Learning Community" checklist in Chapter 1 of Differentiated Instructional Strategies in Practice: Training, Implementation, and Supervision (2nd ed.). How many of the questions on this checklist are present in your current school or workplace? Based on the results of this checklist, identify and discuss in detail four activities that would create and sustain a professional learning community in your school or workplace.How many of the questions on this checklist are present in your current school or workplace? I would have to say 10 out of 12.Do teachers talk regularly about teaching and learning?Yes, we do I work for Head Start and there isn’t a day that we don’t talk amongst each other about teaching techniques such as what works and doesn’t work, and also work together implementing and creating our weekly lesson plans.Do teachers have the opportunity to observe each other’s teach? Yes, we have a parent internfor each lead teacher and also a teacher assistant and we all work together and help one another to reach our potential and our daily goals.