Littleton Elementary School District #65

Leaders in Learning, Caring, and Growing
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Littleton Leadership Development

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Leadership Development

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Professional Learning Community (PLC)

A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve.

Professional Learning Development Chart


Professional Learning Community

Littleton ESD Vision

  • Leaders in Learning, Caring and Growing.

Littleton ESD Mission

  • The mission of the Littleton Elementary School District is to create high quality, comprehensive, and success-oriented learning, and leading opportunities for everyone in our schools.

Littleton ESD Values

  • Trust means being reliable, doing what is expected, keeping confidences, and using information in a helpful way.
  • Respect means demonstrating regard for people, their beliefs, rights, traditions, and property.
  • Integrity means being truthful, keeping commitments, and acting ethically.
  • Collaboration means staff, students, and community working together toward our vision.
  • Dedication means commitment to ourselves and to others for our mutual success.

Littleton ESD Collective Commitments

  • We commit to use the district’s adopted curriculum to provide quality instruction to all students.
  • We commit to use and analyze assessment data to drive instruction to meet the needs of all students.
  • We commit to communicate and involve families in their child’s educational success.
  • We commit to build and maintain community partnerships to impact the educational process.
  • We commit to provide a safe environment that addresses the social and emotional wellbeing of all students.
  • We commit to work collaboratively to support continuous improvement.
  • We commit to high expectations for our students, staff and community.
    • Analyze Data: Examine student and educator learning challenges.
      Set Goals: Identify shared goals for student and educator learning.
    • Learn Individually & Collaboratively: Gain new knowledge and skills; examine assumptions, aspirations, and beliefs.
    • Implement New Learning: Implement new lessons and assessments with local support in the classroom.
    • Monitor, Assess, and Adjust Practice: Use evidence to assess and refine implementation and impact.
    Professional Learning community Process Chart

    Four Pillars of a PLC = The Structure

    Four Pillars of a PLC chart

    DuFour, DutFour, Eaker, & Many, 2010, p.11

    Three Big Ideas of a PLC

    Big Idea 1: Focus on Learning: College and Career Readiness Standards, curriculum. Big Ides 2: Collaborative Structure: cooperative Learning, community Involvement. Big Idea 3: Results Orientation: Assessment, Data.

    Why do we have a shared vision of district-wide PLC’s?
    A shared vision shows where we want to go and what we will be like when we get there. Vision gives shape and direction to the organization’s future.

    Why should we collaborate?
    Quality teaching is not an individual accomplishment, it is the result of a collaborative culture that empowers teachers to team up and improve student learning beyond what any one of them can achieve alone (Carroll, 2009).

    Continuous Improvement Plan

    Continuous Improvement Chart
    The continuous Improvement Process CNA and IAP


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