Meadowlark Elementary Leads The Way For Professional Learning Communities

county3 | March 11, 2019

In 2006, Christy Spielman had just been hired as a teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School when she was sent to Seattle to with a small group of other teachers to a conference about a teaching framework known as the Professional Learning Community (PLC). The plan came together before the teachers left Seattle.“We were all sitting in the airport in a circle,” Spielman recalled, “and we drafted how we would make the model work on a napkin.”According to Solution Tree, Professional Learning Community is defined as “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 communities operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous job-embedded learning for educators.” In 2013, Meadowlark was named the first model PLC school in Wyoming. At the Sheridan County School District #2 board meeting last week, it was announced that Meadowlark had once again been awarded model PLC status.

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