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What is a PLC?
A Brief History of PLCs 1:07
The Impact of PLCs on Student Learning 3:39
Benefits of PLCs for an Art Program 2:29
Focus on Student Learning 2:32
Cycles of Inquiry and Action 2:07
Maximizing Membership 3:55
Developing Shared Values and Norms 2:22
Engaging in Reflective Dialog 6:28
Inquiry Within An Art PLC
Improving Art Achievement 2:18
Setting SMART Goals for Art 3:34
Data Collection for Art Teachers 2:26
Action Within An Art PLC
Identifying Art Teacher Talent 2:09
Strategies for Sharing Effective Practice 2:23
Implementing Strategic Change 2:53
Continuous Improvement 2:15
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
2 PD Hours
1 Identify the purpose of a PLC for collaborative work focused on student growth and improvement.
2 Implement strategies to cultivate a positive and productive PLC culture with your team members.
3 Determine types of and ways to collect data to support cyclical and continuous assessment and action.
Professional learning communities have become a regular part of professional development for many teachers, but as an art educator, how can you maximize their effectiveness? Join arts administrator Nick Gehl as he demystifies the PLC process and shares insights that will help you make the PLC experience valuable for your art program.
3. Assessment Design
C. Analyzes qualitative and quantitative student assessment data to gauge mastery
D. Analyzes qualitative and quantitative student assessment data to guide learning and instruction
13. Professional Practice
A. Demonstrates reflective practice
C. Partners with other professional educators
High School Art Administrator and PRO Facilitator
Nick Gehl is currently the Department Chair of Fine Arts at Evanston Township High School in Illinois. He is interested in enhancing the student experience, staff development, and leadership in the arts. He holds a bachelors degree in Art Education and masters degree in Educational Leadership.