Outcomes for Cedar Rapids Community Schools
-- Develop the Professional Learning Community culture and refine
the process of Continuous Improvement/PDSA at the classroom level.
-- Focus on a commitment to the learning of each student.
-- Collaboration of teachers, administrators, parents and students
to improve processes and student achievement.
-- Create a culture focused on results
Guiding Questions and Key Processes
-- What do our students need to know to be able to
do? Student Learning Expectations
-- How will we know if students have learned? What evidence do
we have of the learning? In-Process Measures, Formative
-- How do we respond when students do not learn? Researched-based
-- How do we respond when students learn more? Researched-based
Objectives & Outcomes of Professional Learning Communities
2008-2009 Define the Vision/Build
Define the Cedar Rapids PLC vision
Establish a common understanding
Collaboratively build consensus of the vision
Create internal capacity and support
Develop and align student learning
at the elementary level
Introduce Formative Assessment
2009-2010 Build Capacity &
Implement PLC framework preK-12
Elementary roll-out of Student Learning
Expectations and "I can" statements
Continue to develop formative assessments
Examine our current response to PLC Q -
How do we respond when students don't learn?
Examine our Pyramid of Interventions
Provide opportunities for teams to share best