How do schools create an environment where every student can feel valued, challenged and encouraged to be his or her best? It starts with strong collaboration among teachers and staff. Over the past few years, South Sioux City Community Schools have adopted a Professional Learning Community (PLCs) to focus on individual student achievement in an effort to help all kids succeed.
In a typical PLC meeting, classroom teachers, school specialists and administrators discuss everything from grade-level goals and shared expectations, to interventions and enrichments for specific students who need extra help or additional challenge. This intentional collaboration allows teachers to differentiate their lessons, brainstorm new ideas with one another and provide added support for students in neighboring classrooms. Most importantly, the process ensures consistency. Though each teacher’s approach might differ, all students receive the same skills to advance to the next grade and they use the same tools to assess their individual progress.
Learn how staff collaboration has elevated school culture, improved student growth, and ensured kids that all teachers in the building are there to help them find success.