The Professional Learning Club (PLC) applications are now open and will close on July 15th so APPLY TODAY!
A Professional Learning Club is a group of faculty that meets to collaboratively reflect on and improve their teaching practices. These learning clubs will consist of 4-6 faculty who will take the year to explore, implement, and reflect on specific, empirically-grounded instructional strategies.
The next round of PLCs take place during the 2019-2020 academic year. The clubs will meet for the first time in late August and then every two weeks after that, throughout the entire academic year. Applications close July 15 so don’t delay!
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A Professional Learning Club (PLC) is a group of six to eight faculty members who meet to collaboratively reflect on and improve their teaching practices. Participation involves one academic year of exploring, implementing, and evaluating empirically-grounded instructional strategies with the goal of improving student learning and engagement.
Why should you join a PLC?
To build an interdisciplinary support system to share struggles, lessons learned, and achievements.
To schedule much-needed time to reflect on your teaching and your students’ learning.
To share ideas for improving student engagement, making your classes more enjoyable for both you and your students.
To collaboratively design strategies that increase deep learning, as opposed to surface learning.
To contribute to the scholarship of teaching & learning via, for example, conference presentations or publications.
These are just a handful of reasons to sign up for a PLC. But don’t simply take our word for it. Here’s what current PLC participants have to say:
“Your students will thank you for participating in TLT’s PLC. This is a terrific (and cost effective) way to improve your teaching. I love the fact that faculty can share best practices and have the opportunity to implement them over an entire year.” – Lancie Affonso, Computer Science, Management and Marketing
“Join a PLC because it offers great opportunities to reflect on your teaching, which so many of us struggle to find enough time for! I also really enjoyed the sense of community it provided us as we worked together to discuss individual issues we were struggling with in our classes.” – Kelley White, Teacher Education
Interested? We’re currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 – Spring 2017. Applying is simple and TLT will help you find other like-minded colleagues to work with.
In an effort to allow more faculty to participate in our 2015-2016 Professional Learning Clubs (PLC) we are extending the deadline to sign up until June 1st. To learn more about PLCs at CofC and to sign up go to http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlt/faculty-services/professional-learning-clubs-plc/
If you have questions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday TLT held an informational session on the upcoming Professional Learning Clubs, PLC, a collaborative and supportive opportunity for faculty and teaching staff at CofC. The PLCs generated a positive response and the participants were excited about the opportunity to participate. We, in TLT, believe that the PLCs will provide teachers the opportunity to try something new in their teaching while being backed by the support of their peers.
TLT is offering the opportunity for faculty to join a Professional Learning Club (PLC) that will take place during the 2015-2016 academic year. A Professional Learning Club is a group of faculty that meet to collaboratively reflect on and improve their teaching practices. It involves examining the relationship between teaching practices and student outcomes, evaluating those practices using the students’ work, and then reflecting on the success of the strategy to improve the outcomes.
If you are interested in learning more about PLCs and how you can be part of one please join us March 24th at 2pm in JC Long 219 for an informational session. During this session we will review the purpose of the PLC, the roles and responsibilities of the participants and the outcomes. It will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
If you can’t attend the session then check out our PLC page on this blog then contact your Instructional Technologist to discuss any questions you may have.
We think this is going to be a constructive, collaborative and fun opportunity for faculty so I hope you’ll check into it.