• Gary Darma

Professional Learning Communities

Hello all,

In 2019 we are prioritizing the work of PLC’s in our school by allocating an after school session to the work of PLC’s or Collaborative Inquiries. This post will outline the session and include many of the resources that we have at our disposal for PLC’s.

Here is the presentation.


The following Reading is a part of the presentation. It is a short succinct summary of what a professional Learning Community is. [embeddoc url=”https://bspsstaff.global2.vic.edu.au/files/2019/02/PLC-Article-DuFour-2ktp89r.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google” ]

This PLC Guide from the Department has information and resources that may help us get a clearer understanding of PLC’s [embeddoc url=”https://bspsstaff.global2.vic.edu.au/files/2019/02/plcguide-1taruox.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google” ]

Also a much larger document the PLC Workbook was provided to all participants of the Victorian PLC initiative . [embeddoc url=”https://bspsstaff.global2.vic.edu.au/files/2019/02/Participant_Workbook_2018-2mg2uck.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google” ]

An important task to establish at the beginning of our PLC journey is assessing oursleves agains the PLC maturity Matrix. We have a form with four of the criteria for teams to assess themselves on. Here it is.

Here is the full version of the document. [embeddoc url=”https://bspsstaff.global2.vic.edu.au/files/2019/02/plcmaturitymatrix-295vcyo.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google” ]

There has also been a common Collaborative Inquiry Meeting Template that we will use when we meet. These have been created within Google Drive. You simply need to create a new document ‘from template’ in Google Drive. It is also important to decide upon some ‘group norms’ for Collaborative Inquiry Sessions. Here is a website with many examples which would be appropriate to CI meetings

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