Workshops Offered: 


What is a Professional Learning Community?

Clarity precedes competence. The term Professional Learning Community (PLC) is used somewhat ambiguously in today’s educational environment. We will work to define a PLC creating a clarity of purpose and overall specific vision for the client.

Our PLC, My Responsibility

To create a sustainable PLC, personal responsibility must be given by its individual members. In this session, we will
discuss practical steps for ongoing PLC implementations and strategies for sustainable practices.

Why do we Needa Professional Learning Community?

If we are going to truly endeavor upon a PLC, the “why” must be paramount. As professional’s educators we must believe in the goals, people, and process if we are going to commit themes ourselves to the cause of a PLC.

Faculty Team Building

At Paradigm Shift we believe in experiential learning to create sustained success. We will provide a unique team building activity that is fun, engaging, and builds trust among participants.

Embrace the Word Community

A PLC is not a one-time idea, or shot-in-the-arm to increase shared knowledge. A PLC is a COMMUNITY. That said, it is completely dependent upon the participants themselves, to create the value and success of a PLC. A true PLC environment evolves for sustainability.

Faculty Team Building

At Paradigm Shift we believe in experiential learning to create sustained success. We will provide a unique team building activity that is fun, engaging, and builds trust among participants.

Embrace the Word Community

A PLC is not a one-time idea, or shot-in-the-arm to increase shared knowledge. A PLC is a COMMUNITY. That said, it is completely dependent upon the participants themselves, to create the value and success of a PLC. A true PLC environment evolves for sustainability.

Key Practices:


Creating Collaboration

Collaboration is critical to a successful PLC. Collaboration is not a one-time event, or a short term project, but rather, and ongoing effort for faculty to work interdependently for student success. In short, it is a culture, not a policy. Collaboration is not mandated, it must be created. We will work in this session to build buy-in among faculty to embed this into the culture of the district.

Collective Inquiry,More than Questions

Members of a PLC have an acute sense of curiosity and openness to new possibilities.
A collective inquiry enables team members to find best practices and develop new skills. This leads ongoing growth and awareness that shifts the culture of a school.

Action Orientation

It has been said that deep learning requires experience, which requires taking action. A PLC is designed to achieve results. We will
discuss ways to create an action oriented culture to continually learn and achieve greater results for the client.

Continued Learning for Continued Success

As educators, we believe in education. This is expressed no better way than when we model continued learning through a PLC. We will discuss how to foster an environment of continued growth, and personally engage as a lifelong learner.

Learning by Doing

Building upon the community theme, we will discuss how to build your PLC through interaction. As the team interacts within a PLC, various dynamics will come into play. As these develop, The PLC will change to foster a healthy learning culture. This can only happen through experience, and knowing how to evolve with those experiences.

Want to learn more?

Paradigm Shift has worked with school districts all across the United States creating awareness and adding value to professional learning communities. If you would like to know about prices or more information about our workshops please contact us.