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Measuring For Impact – Metrics Matter!

Featuring Penny Ciaburri, CEO

Are current strategies working? Are we sure? Are we getting the intended results in the expected timeframe?

Schools utilize valuable resources (money, time, people) year over year in planning, professional learning, interventions…long list. This session will assist in “dialing in” – utilizing a targeted approach and streamlining our efforts so that results become predictable – doing the right work, the right way! How great is that?

Join Penny Ciaburri, CEO of PLC Associates, Inc. as she describes three powerful strategies that generate clear metrics for setting goals in terms of culture, gaining perspective around the efficacy of the social/emotional, equity and inclusion components of our schools and critically important – where are we relative to delivering high-quality instruction? Each of these serve a critical purpose in how we organize strategically for impact.

Read more on this upcoming event and get your Zoom Webinar Registration Link now!

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Measuring For Impact – Metrics Matter!

Join Penny Ciaburri, CEO of PLC Associates, Inc. on:

December 16th from 1:30 to 2:00pm.
February 10th from 11:00 to 11:30am.
March 15th from 11:30am to 12:00pm. 
All sessions are Eastern Time

Please see the video where Penny is describing the important content in these sessions. Our initial session on October 19th was such a great hit we are offering additional sessions. 

Key Questions

  • Do you have a high-performing culture supportive of teaching and learning?
  • Are we gathering information on a regular basis from our key stakeholder groups – staff, students, and families?
  • Multiple-Tiered Support Systems (MTSS) are key to student success. Are our systems producing results?
  • Professional Learning provides the foundation for continuous improvement and sustaining positive results. Are we instituting research-based best practices?

We will put this important data in your hands!

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 Social Emotional Developmental Health Survey (SEDH) ©

Canvasses the social emotional developmental and health needs of students. This is an excellent tool for planning for students’ social emotional needs to staff and families so the comparisons may be made.

SEDH Survey Overview

The Data Triangle (DT) ©

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!

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The Data Triangle Overview

The Student-Centered, Dynamic, Results-Based, Secondary School

A PLC Associates Inc. Signature Program

Our Theory of Action

PLC Associates, Inc. will present key research based on the structures, practices, and systems of a high-performing high school, utilizing a blend of design thinking, and sharing of critical content. This encourages proactive problem-solving for each school as they set up an optimal infrastructure for predictably producing a culture of success and positive outcomes for all students.
This customizable Signature Program is a participatory, collaborative, and action-oriented format, intentionally designed to assist each school to develop high-impact systems which will produce enhanced outcomes for students.
PLC Associates The Dynamic Student Centered Results Based Successful High School

Building a Learning Eco-System

Students At the Center!

A PLC Associates Inc. Signature Program

What is a Learning Eco-System? When we deconstruct the concept, an eco-system, by definition involves a number of elements that work synergistically together. Then, when we apply learning as a descriptor – our purpose becomes a very targeted and intense look at our structures, practices and systems form the learner’s perspective. Eye opening!
If we really want students to flourish, become “drivers of their own learning” and have every day in school be both engaging and dynamic, we must be keenly attuned to what our learners are actually experiencing.
Take advantage of this great offering – a “game changer” for our students.
PLC Associates Building a Learning Eco-System Students At The Center
Educational Consulting Firm


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.)

2021-22 Offerings

Virtual PD Series: Transforming Learning for MLLs/ELLs

Your host, Svetlana Stowell, has 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.

The next cohort begins January 2022. Stay in touch with us for updates!

What participants are saying about PLC Associates

Leading the Way to Innovative, Real Results

Education paves the way to a better and brighter future for today’s students. As education continues to change, PLC Associates, Inc. is committed to helping superintendents, principals, teachers, and education leaders reshape and maximize their methods, structures, and practices for greater achievement across the K-12 spectrum.

Our Signature Programs, Open Enrollment Series and Webinars are designed to nurture lifelong learning and help school districts and organizations achieve their student achievement and performance goals. We also provide business consulting for professionals, service organizations, and enterprise-level organizations.

The passionate and growth-oriented PLC Associates Team looks forward to working with you!

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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.

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Professional Learning to Practice – Teacher Led Learning Walks

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Power Up Our Teacher and School-Wide Collective Efficacy

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What’s Your School’s Blueprint For Success?

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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

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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...

Supporting Students’ SEL and Healthy Cultures . . . Now!

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL as, “the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive...

How to Build Effective Instructional Technology Systems

K12 schools and districts are struggling to maximize the impact of #EdTech during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Mike and Emory have a plan for that! Compliance and integration challenges stemmed from hundreds of software titles being made available for free last spring....

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