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Summer Live Event Series 

Get your school district ready for a high-impact and growth-oriented 2022-23! 

The Opening – Have Your Key Messages – August 17th

What exactly are you going to say to your staff as you welcome them back for Opening Day? Does the Leadership Team have a clear focus and explicit understanding of the goals for the academic year? Will there be a theme? What strategies do we have in place for coalition building and developing collective efficacy? How are we going to hold ourselves accountable for results? Join Betsy Connors as she assists our school leaders in developing and refining some power-packed key messages that were curious through the year very exciting!
Wednesday, August 17th from 9:00 to 9:30am ET
Hosted by: Betsy Conners, PLC Associates, Inc.
Event Zoom Link – this link goes directly to the live event on August 17th.

Planning Out 2022-23: The Critical Elements – July 19th

Join Betsy Connors, a highly acclaimed administrator and educator in discussing the important components for a successful academic year. Now is the perfect time to begin thinking about precisely how we set up for the best year ever! Betsy will be addressing norms of excellence, solutions thinking, implementation fidelity, coherence, and the power of collective efficacy. Join us as we discuss these concepts and plan for an outstanding 22-23 academic year. Invaluable for all administrators.
Tuesday, July 19th from 10:00 to 10:30am ET
Hosted by: Betsy Conners, PLC Associates, Inc.

What Instructional Leaders Do – July 14th

This is a great time to reflect and take a look at exactly those key elements that instructional leaders must master in order to sustain results. Culture matters and knowing instruction really matters. Based upon the volumes of work we have facilitated in schools, we are glad to share the data that is getting results in three areas – culture, leadership practices and the teaching and learning key drivers that make a difference at the classroom level.
Thursday, July 14th from 9:00 to 9:30am ET
Hosted by: Penny Ciaburri, CEO of PLC Associates, Inc.

If you missed one of our live events, connect with us at – – to learn more about how we can support you. 

PLC Associates Client Spotlight

Celebrating client success!

Client relationships are the foundation of success at PLC Associates, Inc. Our clients mean the world to us. Together, we make a difference through our commitment to excellence in education. Learn more about who we serve and the great results each of our clients have achieved.

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Summer Professional Learning and Leadership Retreats

Where do you want to be on Opening Day 2022/23?

Take advantage of proactive planning and staying steadfastly on our path of continuous improvement.

Now is the time to target “protected time” for our leaders and teachers to “Sharpen the Saw.”

Connect with us at – – to learn more about how we can support your Summer Professional Learning and Leadership Retreats.

Before the train leaves the station – Five Think Abouts:

  1. What do we need to do to stay on track? (improve collective capacity – leaders and teachers)
  2. Keep our speed up? (implementation pace)
  3. Increase riders? (guiding coalition)
  4. Avoid diversions? (stay with our main things)
  5. Make sure we have the right data collection to evidence results? (metrics)
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Signature Programs – Make an Impact

Education is always changing, and our Signature Programs are designed to maximize your staff’s deliverables and make your school district more sustainable, flexible, and growth-oriented as a whole. PLC Associates, Inc. takes a proactive and personalized approach to your unique school district, striving to develop educational equity, improve classroom management, build empathetic leadership, and nurture successful, lifelong learners.

High Performance Professional Learning Communities That Impact!

“Transforming schools and implementing PLCs demands second-order change.” (DuFour – Marzano research). PLC Associates can help your district “modify the very culture of the organization and the assumptions, roles, relationships, and norms that make up the culture.”

We provide best practices from field experts so that all are able to benefit from the works of contributors.

  • Laying the Foundation
  • Metrics
  • Organizing the Work of the PLC
  • Securing Culture and a Results Orientation

Read more about our process.

Renowned PLC Offerings

Foundational Five

High-Quality Instructional Practice.

Leveraged Leadership

Empowering, Empathetic, Impactful Leadership – A Systems Approach to Moving Districts and Schools.

Strategic Planning

Engaging Your School District in High Impact Planning – Build Your Blueprint.

The Data Triangle

Transforming Your School Culture – See your school through research-based Performance Benchmarks.

PLC Associates is offering a range of open enrollment options throughout this spring. Get exclusive access to live seminars that are talking about and demonstrating the most relevant topics, tips, and issues in education today.

Open enrollment events offer participants with relevant, high-impact professional learning and specific action steps to implement the ideas and strategies presented and practiced.

Read more about all the Open Enrollment Series we are offering through the Learning Academy.

Impactful Student Engagement

Connect with us at – – to learn more about each Open Enrollment Series.

Unleash the Power of Shared Leadership

Transform Your School Culture and Support the SEL Health Needs of Students

When it comes to achieving peak performance, PLC Associates, Inc. will help your school district go the extra mile. Our consulting firm provides innovative programs, high-impact professional learning, and data-driven consulting services to help educators and schools across the United States fulfill their needs and achieve real, sustainable results.
These are two of our several tools that have helped our clients perform better and get the results they want for their students and school communities. These surveys provide a measure of the district and school culture and canvas the social emotional development and health needs of students.
The Data Triangle (DT) © - Great Metrics…For School Culture!

These surveys provide a measure of district and school culture. Comprehensive surveys which query research-based best practices from the viewpoint of staff, students, and families. Staff complete the School Performance Scan; there are two versions of the Student Voice for readability levels, and families complete the Family Engagement Survey.

Learn more about our Data Triangle program!

The Data Triangle – Collecting Organizational Metrics
The Data Triangle Overview

The Professional Learning Reflection Tool (PLRT) ©

This high-impact tool canvasses five areas which include: student ownership of learning, student engagement, higher-order questioning, checking for understanding, and differentiated instruction and practice. As a result, PLC Associates is able to differentiate instruction and schools are able to look at their comprehensive instructional picture and individual skill sets.

About the PLC Professional Learning Reflection Tool
Review a PLRT Composite Sample Report.

PLC SEL DEI Climate Survey © - Create Baseline, Set Goals, Report Progress!

We know that students, staff, and families are in challenging times…Now is the time to gather this critical information, so we know where we are and what is needed.

This is a customized survey that may be given to staff, students and/or families. We will provide relevant, detailed questions in relation to ten critical categories. Districts and schools may select from these questions, customize verbiage and as well, develop their own questions. We do all the work – we set it up, collect the data and deliver high-impact reports which will help you move your district and schools forward! Take advantage of these solid metrics.

PLC SEL DEI Climate Survey Overview

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Open enrollment events offer participants with relevant, high-impact professional learning and specific action steps to implement the ideas and strategies presented and practiced.

High Impact/Low Cost!

(The value pricing for offerings is in each description under “Read more.” Current PLC Clients receive professional courtesy rates.)


Virtual PD Series: High-Impact Strategies for ELL/MLLs

Your hosts, Svetlana Stowell and Dr. Margy Jones-Carey, have designed five high-impact sessions to address relevant content through highly engaging professional learning that addresses your work with students who are part of a vulnerable group needing critical support. During a typical school year, the students are connected to numerous providers in helping them meet their individualized plans and goals. Schools will continue to operate under unique circumstances. We will explore and identify critical considerations, direct instructional strategies as well as viable solutions in assisting district staff in propelling the learning of ELL/MLL students.

Watch for upcoming dates.

For more information, please contact: Dawnmarie Valenza at Nassau BOCES.

High Impact Strategies for ELL MLLs Winter 2022

Virtual PD Series: The Science of Reading Instruction

Explore the background on the Science of Reading with a focus on Language Acquisition and Word Recognition with your hosts Betsy Conners and Linda Earle. This high-impact and hands-on session supports participants in developing an understanding of Language Acquisition and how to build tools to address Word Recognition: Phonological Awareness, Decoding (and Spelling), and Sight Recognition.

Watch for upcoming dates.

For more information, please contact: Dawnmarie Valenza at Nassau BOCES.

The Science of Reading Instruction Spring 2022
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The PLC Approach Is…


Our innovative programs help your teachers, principals, and school district members drive personal impact and reach your student achievement and performance goals. Through a diverse, dynamic, and personalized approach, we can help you promote educational equity, social-emotional learning (SEL), the creative use of educational technology in schools, integration in traditional classrooms and eLearning settings, and much more.

Dynamic Models for On-Site and Virtual Learning. Open Enrollment Available Now!

What We Do
Results matter. It’s time for your school or organization to yield intended outcomes and establish strategic, transformational leadership.
Signature Programs
We prepare teachers, principals, and school staff to be fluid, flexible, and effective leaders across the K-12 continuum.
Learning Academy
Let us help you FOCUS FORWARD as you shift the educational landscape in your district, schools, classrooms, and community.

What We Stand For

Every school district is unique, and with that comes an array of distinctive challenges that can affect a student’s ability to thrive and meet their potential. What we offer at PLC Associates is an innovative approach to deeper learning and an opportunity to guide education leaders through the challenges they face.

Our programs have resulted in a 99% retention rate and success in hundreds of schools across the United States. We also offer a catalog of programs, on-site support from a team of over 50 Associates, virtual learning opportunities, webinars, individual coaching, and much more.

Our Signature Programs are modified to meet the needs and goals of every school district and better facilitate, model, and implement teacher and administrative deliverables for student success:


We’re in an unprecedented time where educators and students across the United States are not able to interact in traditional classrooms. This five-part program is designed to show teachers and school districts how to simultaneously meet the needs of students in classrooms, as well as hybrid and remote learning settings. Learn more. 


When students are encouraged to take charge of their learning, it can create more confident and driven learners. The Foundational Five program nurtures deeper learning by developing teachers’ abilities to engage students, practice targeted feedback, and promote the student’s voice and their ability for higher-order questioning. Learn more.

Leveraged Leadership.
IIndividual learning is only as successful as the strength of the education leaders directing it. This program is offered at three different entry points, all geared towards helping superintendents, principals, and teachers develop their leadership skills through close collaboration and quality programming by our Associates. Learn more.
The Data Triangle.

A healthy, dynamic, and proactive school culture is the cornerstone to greater student achievement across the K-12 levels. The Data Triangle tool helps education leaders improve their school culture and drive better decision making when it comes to education policy. PLC Associates works in unison with this tool by providing thorough assessments of a district’s teaching and learning, leadership, curriculum, community engagement, and social-emotional learning structures. Learn more.

Strategic Planning.
How do you get superintendents, board members, teachers, and parents to work together and achieve greater district-wide achievement? PLC Associates tailors our Strategic Planning program to your unique school district to better facilitate individualized learning, integrate disadvantaged students, and ensure your district is ESSA ready from the top down. Learn more.

What’s New?

How do we measure student success, effectively?

As educators, we are curious – How do we measure student success, effectively? Do we know each student is on the right track? We can agree. the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath has caused significant disruptions to, and sometimes halted, education. Educators have...

Build a responsive system to meet the needs of all learners

Why MTSS for your School District? With the numerous initiatives and activities that districts and schools simultaneously implement, it is critical to align efforts to support and accelerate the implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). MTSS provides a...

Language Differences or Disability Accurate Assessment Practices

Special education referral and identification of Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners is a confusing and complex process which could result in inequities. Lack of appropriate tools, many languages spoken, shortage of bilingual providers, cultural difference...

A Conversation on Social Emotional Learning and Equity

Join us for an interesting conversation on two aspects of Diversity, Equity of Access and Inclusion. The facilitators will be discussing perspectives on building the kind of school culture that allows these practices to sustain. As well, we will be addressing the...

Professional Learning to Practice – Teacher Led Learning Walks

The challenge of professional learning workshops in schools is ensuring that new strategies learned during the sessions appear in practice and impact student learning. We have learned through years of providing professional learning to schools that professional...

Power Up Our Teacher and School-Wide Collective Efficacy

2020 presented challenges none of us could have foreseen. Educators rose to the challenge in unprecedented ways… and many times our sense of efficacy, purpose, and impact was tested. Heading into the summer and fall of 2021 it will be important to pause and...

What’s Your School’s Blueprint For Success?

A strong plan of support for students and teachers is key to success in every middle and high school. Regardless of the current state, schools have an opportunity to establish new norms through effective collaboration, planning, and execution. Join Betsy and David to...

What if Every Student, Every Day Was Writing in Every Content Area?

Think about… What if every student, every day was writing in every content area? Imagine the impact on student achievement! It would be amazing! Is this happening in your school? My current collaboration with an elementary school principal and his educator’s vision is...

How to Supercharge Your #EdTech Professional Learning

K12 schools and districts are working diligently to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and a “new normal” for educating students. Learning fueled by #EdTech is here to stay and professional learning plans must evolve to empower teachers to thrive today, and into the...

Equity in High School: Does All Really Mean All?

As educators, we know that actions speak louder than words. What does it really sound like and look like in your high school when you say we believe all means all? Do the actions and words of stakeholders reinforce the message to our students that we want you here, we...

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