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Professional Learning Communities at Work: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement - 3 credit graduate course
3 Graduate Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credits)
ED 501 level
Accredited nationwide - all districts
All course materials and registration costs.
No rigid class schedules - start any time, up to 5 months to complete
Who is it for?
This course is for K12 Educators seeking graduate level credits for license renewal or pay scale increases
This course explores the concepts of professional learning communities (PLC) and how to make them work. It reviews the history of school reform and the complexity of instructional change. A new model for PLC is presented with the mission, vision, values and goals to implement PLC in schools. The book provides researched-based information to transform a school into a PLC where all students can succeed. It provides best practices for school change, improvement and working collaboratively to design curriculum and effective staff development for PLC schools. Educators will research PLC and develop a application essay, lesson/unit plan or project activity.
Teacher’s Learning Center (TLC) has been offering graduate courses for teachers for over 9 years (through Colorado State University at Pueblo & previously North Dakota State University).
The founder and head instructor, Joseph C’de Baca M.Ed. began holding the classes on location in the Denver-metro area. Mr. C’de Baca has 15 consecutive years of full time classroom teaching experience in Denver Public Schools. He began TLC by offering his own originally created courses on the topics of Hispanic students and issues.
Over the past 9 years the courses have been transitioned into independent-study correspondence format. Additionally, the course offerings have since expanded to include other practical and relevant topics for the modern classroom.
K12 teachers nation-wide earn post-baccalaureate professional development credit from TLC's accrediting sponsor Universities. TLC courses have been taken by K12 educators in all 50 states, and also other territories such as Guam and US Military bases overseas.