Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide

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Author: REL Southwest

Price: Available free online
• Published: 2015    • 125 pages   

Available online: electronic file

The Professional Learning Communities Facilitator's Guide is designed to assist teacher teams in applying the evidence-based strategies in the Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School educator's practice guide, produced by the What Works Clearinghouse.

The facilitator's guide employs a five-step cycle that encourages professional learning communities to debrief, define, explore, experiment, and reflect and plan. This cycle is supplemented with activities, handouts, and readings. In addition, a series of 23 videos introduces the practice guide recommendations and shows teachers putting them into practice in actual classrooms.