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Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Typically a Professional Learning Community is "a group of educators that meets regularly, shares expertise, and works collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students."

But this isn't a "book group." A PLC is made up of "a school's professional staff members who continuously seek to find answers through inquiry and act on their learning to improve student learning." (Huffman and Hipp 2003)
Sharrock's insight:

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Sometimes PLCs can experience challenges such as:

A limited inflow of ideasBeing a closed network including only those at the schoolLimited in real conversations about real problems by school politicsAn unwillingness to try new things or accept new ideas
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