Professional Learning Communities – Autonomy & Efficacy​ ​

Name of School:

Herons Crossing

Our school is considered:


In five words or less, describe your prototype

Professional Learning Communities – Autonomy & Efficacy​ ​

Insert an image that showcases your prototype.

How might we?:

How might we broaden our understanding of balanced literacy & numeracy instruction?

How might we utilize instructional design coaching to develop universal design for learning?

How might we develop a foundation of indigenous knowledge and ways of being?

How might we integrate indigenous knowledge into student learning?

Describe the prototype(s) your school will focus on. Get creative. Be sure to describe the various approaches staff will take, what you will keep your eye on and how staff plan to document their results.

What will you try?

  • Teaching staff (and, optionally, support staff) will select a PLC related to an area of the TQS or RVS frameworks, to advance their own professional growth, translating learning to student engagement and, thus, achievement.

  • Literacy

  • Numeracy

  • Inclusive Classrooms

  • Indigenous Foundational Knowledge

  • Each PLC will have actions and their own prototypes to work and reflect on during every school-based PL Day

  • Each PLC will have a portion of the school budget to direct towards their work ($150/group member)

What will you keep your eye on; what will occur that will give you insight?

  • How budgetary resources are being allocated

  • What are the mid-year learnings being shared

  • What are the measurable impacts on students (literacy practices, numeracy results, inclusive success stories and the increased exposure to indigenous knowledge plus actions toward reconciliation).

  • Leadership capacity / effectiveness of self-identified teacher leads of each group.

How will you document your results? 
  • Our Design Coach has created each PLC their own 4D template, in Google, to plan their goals, prototyping within each PLC and results to both staff and students

  • Each PLC will share during a different Staff Showcase portion of Staff Meetings, and during the afternoons of school-based PL days,  to share updates and push learning out to colleagues

  • At our school-wide Celebration of Learning on May 28, 2020 each PLC will be responsible for making their learning visible via a showcase which students and parents can observe and discuss