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Date(s): June 3-4, 2020
Location: Normal Community High School
3900 E Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761

Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $395 per person or $350 per person for teams of 10 or more
Audience: All 4K-12 Educators

Breakout Presenters

About The Learning FIRST PLC 2.0 Summer Institute:

“What is the observable impact of your collaborative time?”

Schools across North America have invested time, effort and resources into creating collaboration time and developing intervention systems to support the needs of all learners. And while the RESEARCH on educators collaborating to examine and improve their craft is clear, the PRACTICE of educators working together and the IMPACT of this collaboration to change the learning experience for students and educators is less conclusive. Do any of these resonate with you and your collaborative teams?

  • “Every outcome is important—they’re all essential!”
  • “This might work for departments like English or Math, but I am the only Spanish teacher—who do I collaborate with?”
  • “It’s hard to keep people focused during collaboration.”
  • “Some of our teams are working ok, but others…well, not so much.”
  • “Getting ready to lead collaboration time feels like another prep.”
  • “Can I collaborate by myself?”

If these sound familiar, then PLC 2.0 is made for you! PLC 2.0 moves districts and schools beyond the research to PRACTICE and OBSERVABLE IMPACT–the type of impact that we can actually SEE in our classrooms as a result of our collaborative efforts.

Come spend two practical and powerful days of learning with our team of thought leaders to meet you and your collaborative teams where you are at and move forward to ensure high levels of learning for ALL students in ALL schools through the PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model! In this institute, be prepared for immersive learning experiences with leading experts in the field who will guide you through ready-to-use tools and protocols so your collaborative teams can create the vision of the learning that they want for their students and connect their collaborative actions to the impact where it matters the most–in the classrooms with students.

The Learning FIRST PLC 2.0 Observable Impact Model is based in six fundamental questions:

  • What’s our co-created vision?
  • What’s our evidence-based reality?
  • What’s our learning?
  • What’s our action and observable impact?
  • What’s our customized support?

Through these guiding questions and the PLC 2.0 protocols to guide discussion, you will learn how to best take these tools and create sustainable PLC 2.0 structures that will lay the foundation for observable change in the best interest of our learners.

This institute is loaded with four great keynotes packed with ideas that support student learning in all situations. Participants also have the ability to personalize their own learning experience by picking from six breakout sessions that best meet their individual learning needs. Whether it’s a vision for learning, a vision for equity, a vision for assessment, a vision for SEL or a vision for whatever initiative your team or school is wanting to implement, the PLC 2.0 model helps your collaborative teams not only get to impact, but to connect their actions to the impact that they are having on students and know that they make a difference–also known as Collective Teacher Efficacy, the factor with the HIGHEST IMPACT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT in John Hattie’s work in Visible Learning. Jenni Donohoo, world thought leader and author of Collective Efficacy, said:

“Collective efficacy is strengthened when teams see the result of their combined efforts, and they will do so by engaging in the PLC 2.0 process. PLC 2.0 is the impetus needed to collectively move PLCs to observable impact.”

During this interactive, hands-on and AFFORDABLE institute, participants will explore the PLC 2.0 model and understand how it can help educators move from research to practice to OBSERVABLE IMPACT within every classroom and develop their collective efficacy in the process.

Our team of presenters will also customize your learning experience at this institute by sharing their research, knowledge and implementation strategies around the topics and ideas within the Learning FIRST PLC 2.0 for Observable Impact framework.

Participants who attend this institute will:

  • Understand the role that creating and fostering a culture of learning for ALL has on increasing student achievement in a Learning FIRST PLC 2.0 environment.
  • Learn about the power of relationships in development and maintaining a Learning FIRST PLC 2.0 environment.
  • Understand the role of relationships within classroom management, differentiation, and how both strategies lead to higher levels of learning.
  • Understand what equity means in today’s schools to ensure every student is afforded the right opportunity to learn in a way that best supports his/her own life experiences.
  • Learn what effective leadership looks like in creating a Learning FIRST PLC 2.0 environment, regardless of the role one serves within their school or district.
  • Learn how to best support ALL students through a highly effective and systematic approach through collaborative systems of support via PLC 2.0.
  • Learn how to co-create a vision of a learner within collaborative time and then identify tools and resources to explore the teams evidenced-based reality.
  • Understand the role of feedback in the classroom and how to engage in consistent feedback practices to create a Learning FIRST environment.
  • Understand how to effectively turn data and evidence into observable impact within our classrooms.
  • Utilize a specific and descriptive observation protocol that allows schools to move from ‘pockets’ to ‘proliferation’ of effective teaching practice.
  • Analyze and create effective and engaging tasks and assessments that will keep today’s learners excited about coming to school.
  • Develop an understanding of effective approaches to homework, reassessment, late work, and grading life skills and behaviors in a Learning FIRST PLC 2.0 environment.
  • Gain the necessary knowledge and skills to accurately assess, grade, and report achievement against content standards and learning targets.
  • Understand some of the misconceptions about grading practices, and identify how to make grades meaningful and motivating.
  • Understand how to create learning plans for all learners to ensure every student within our buildings has been afforded a customized learning experience.

“Come Energized, Leave Prepared!”

Participants will also receive lunch and refreshments on both days

Cost: $395 per person or $350 for teams of 10 or more from a single school district

If you have questions about this powerful and affordable institute, please do not hesitate to contact us at (920) 479-6504 or email us at info@firsteducation-us.com and we would be happy to assist!

Schedule of Events:

Day 1 Agenda

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM                Registration, Coffee and Networking

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM                Welcome and Introductions

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM                Opening Keynote

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM                Break and Networking

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM              Breakout Sessions (6 to Choose From)

10:45 AM -11:00 AM               Break and Networking

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM             Breakout Sessions (6 to Choose From)

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM               Lunch (provided) and Networking

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM                 Breakout Sessions (6 to Choose From)

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM                 Break and Networking

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM                 Closing Keynote for Day 1

Day 2 Agenda

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM                Coffee and Networking

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM                Welcome and Introductions

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM                Opening Day 2 Keynote

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM                Break and Networking

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM              Breakout Sessions (6 to Choose From)

10:45 AM -11:00 AM               Break and Networking

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM             Breakout Sessions (6 to Choose From)

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM               Lunch (provided) and Networking

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM                 2nd Keynote for Day # 2

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM                 Break and Networking

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM                 Team Planning with Presenters Facilitating

Travel Information:
Distance from Airports:
Chicago O’Hare Airport – 129 miles
Chicago Midway Airport – 122 miles
Central Illinois Airport- 2 Miles

Hotel Recommendation:
Double Tree by Hilton Bloomington

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