Groups of instructors collaborate at the school level in professional learning communities (PLCs), a strategy for enhancing educational institutions.PLC schools are built on the fundamental tenet that collaborative teaching improves student learning. School Analytics can boost student learning by establishing a PLC by cultivating a culture that is:
- focused on continual improvement by connecting kids’ learning needs with instructors’ professional development and practise
- devoted to excellence
- collaborative expertise-driven.
10 concepts that combine the best available research on school development may be found in all successful PLCs:
- Focus on student learning: The foundation for school reform is a relentless focus on student learning.
- Collective accountability: Each adult must be accountable for the education of each child in order for them to succeed.
- Effective school administrators put a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.
- Collective efficacy: Teachers collaborate more effectively while choosing their lessons.
- Teachers learn best on the job and in a group setting.
- Privilege time: Good schools give teachers time and places to talk on how students are learning.
- Continuous improvement: Effective teams develop through repeated cycles of identifying the educational requirements of students, and then planning, carrying out, and assessing the instructional strategies that address those needs.
- Evidence-based and data-driven professional learning and practise are driven by evidence.
- Systemic perspective: The best school administrators help other schools succeed.
- Integrated regional support: Teams of professionals who are familiar with the communities they work in provide assistance to schools in strengthening their systems.