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Developed by experts and practitioners and designed for individual or district-wide use, PLC Learning Academy offers wrap-around support for principals, teachers, and leaders by addressing the most relevant topics in education today.

You can develop a personalized, actionable learning plan through our Signature Programs and engage with thought leaders in educational webinars and free events. Each series is concise, to the point, and filled with strategies and tools that you can implement immediately. Take action today with PLC Associates, Inc!

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PLC Upcoming Events

It’s time to focus on the NOW!
With PLC Learning Academy’s webinars and open enrollment sessions, edleaders, teachers, districts, and schools get exclusive access to live seminars that are talking about and demonstrating the most relevant topics, tips, and issues in education today. Gain valuable insight from acclaimed education experts and take your professional learning to the next level!

Free Events: June & July

These events offer participants with relevant information and specific action steps to implement the ideas and strategies presented.

When you register for a PLC Associates’ event, you will be provided with an email and Zoom webinar link as confirmation. 

Language Differences or Disability?…Tools for Accurate Assessment Practices. Join us on July 28th.

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 in developmental standards are everyday challenges schools and professionals encounter in providing access to appropriate services and supports. Join us to learn about strategies and tools to address and evaluate culturally responsive assessment processes under the umbrella of Committee of Special Education. We will discuss and reflect how to look at this from the lens of equity and language acquisition mindset.

Wednesday, July 28th from 3:45 to 4:30pm
Audience: District Office, ASI’s & Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, CSE/PPS, School Leaders, Teachers and Special Education Teachers
Featuring: Svetlana Stowell
Register for this event

Open Enrollment Series

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.)

Asset-Based Mindsets: Intentional Instruction and Empowering Assessment. Cohort 1 begins August 10th.

Your hosts, Christina Lesh and Dr. Margy Jones-Carey, have designed two high-impact sessions that address Fostering Success and Engagement for All Learners and Student Ownership of Learning and Assessments in Hybrid Learning.

Educators play a critical role in framing our mindsets to focus on the assets, aspirations, skills, and resources that our students bring with them. Phrases such as “language barrier” or “achievement gap” imply physical obstacles exist when in fact the concern is really about developing language, or skills and strategies to succeed. Our mindsets and language shape our instructional decisions.

Cohort 1 Session Dates:
August 10 & 11
*6:30 to 8:30pm each day

Cohort 2 Session Dates:
August 17 & 18
*9:00 to 11:00am each day

To Register: Asset-Based Mindset

More information on our Open Enrollment Series

Virtual PD Series: Transforming Learning for Students with Disabilities. Cohort 1 starts in August.

Your hosts, Carolyn Tinsley-Tremmel and Christina Lesh, have designed five high-impact sessions to address relevant content through highly engaging professional learning that focuses on how we empower all learners, especially our students who have special learning needs.

Cohort 1 Session Dates:
August 10, 11, 12, 17 & 18
*11:15 to 12:45 each day

Register for Cohort 1

 

Cohort 2 Session Dates:
September 21, 22, 23, 28 & 29
* 3:30 to 5:00 each day

Register for Cohort 2

 

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

Virtual PD Series: Transforming Learning for MLLs/ELLs. Cohort 1 starts in August.

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.

Cohort 1 Session Dates:
August 5, 9, 12, 17 & 19
*8:30 to 10:00 each day

Register for Cohort 1

Cohort 2 Session Dates:
September 30
October 7, 14, 21 & 28
*3:30 to 5:00 each day

Register for Cohort 2

 

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

The #EdTech Integration Assessment

A strong plan for instructional technology is key to building capacity and success across a school district. Regardless of the current state, school districts have an opportunity to establish new norms for educational technology through effective planning, professional development, and execution.

This targeted, twenty-question assessment will provide your school with essential information around successfully integrating technology with instructional best practices. This provides a baseline as well as a tool to progress monitor.

Take this FREE ASSESSMENT NOW!
Download a paper copy of the assessment.

The #EdTech Systems Assessment

The #EdTech Systems Assessment has been built to highlight the critical questions from each of the 6 Pillars for an Effective Instructional Technology Framework:

Communication, Compliance, Instructional Design, Integration, Strategic Planning, and Technology Management.

This targeted, twenty-question assessment will provide your district with essential information to maximize the use of instructional technology. These Pillars are stronger together and lay the foundation for increased capacity for instructional technology across your organization. This provides a baseline as well as a tool to progress monitor.

Take this FREE ASSESSMENT NOW!
Download a paper copy of the assessment.

Past Webinar Events

The Magic of Success in High School: Five Need To Knows!

Success in High School…And After! How are you supporting students to stay on track and guide each of them towards post-high school success? Systems, Structures and Strategies to Make This A Reality For All Students!
Featuring: Sam Feeney, Chief Development Officer of SimpliCollege, Penny Ciaburri, CEO of PLC Associates, Inc. and Betsy Conners of PLC Associates, Inc.
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Equity in High School: Does All Really Mean ALL?

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 believe in you, and we care about you? We share how you can break down your diversity data to address the needs of all students, create systems to ensure “no students fall through the cracks” – and discuss how to develop positive partnerships with families.
Featuring: Dr. Marck Abraham, CEO of MEA Consulting, LLC., Betsy Conners of PLC Associates, Inc. and Penny Ciaburri, CEO of PLC Associates, Inc.
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Read more about Equity in High School: Does All Really Mean ALL?

Supporting Students’ SEL and Healthy Cultures During COVID-19

By developing core intra- and inter-personal competencies, including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making, students and adults build capacity to thrive by building a variety of protective factors, including increased resilience, stronger empathy, heightened self-efficacy and agency, and more.
Featuring: Penny Ciaburri, CEO of PLC Associates, Inc. and Betsy Conners of PLC Associates, Inc.
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Read more about Support Students’ SEL and Healthy Cultures During COVID-19

Social Emotional Learning: Our Get Ready Guide for 20/21!

Research shows that over the past year, children have suffered the most from the Pandemic. Isolation, depression, social withdrawal, with the main support system for many shut off by little or no access to on-site instruction, schools will need to prepare for the Social, Emotional and Behavioral needs of all children.
Featuring: Randy Richards and Greg Speranza

High-Quality Student Engagement in Remote Learning Spaces

Examine new ways to understand engagement in remote settings and the intentional teacher moves that foster an engaged classroom culture.
Featuring: Christina Lesh and Carolyn Tinsley-Tremmel
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Effective Instructional Technology Systems

Focused on the Six Pillars for a strong foundation and framework. Effective systems for instructional technology have never been more important.
Featuring: Mike Newman and Emory Roethel
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Read more about Effective Instructional Technology Systems

Supercharge Your #EdTech Professional Learning

Learning fueled by #EdTech is here to stay and professional learning plans must evolve to empower teachers to thrive today, and into the future. This forces us to ask the question, are current instructional technology supports about the “stuff” (apps) or substance (instruction)?
Featuring: Mike Newman and Emory Roethel
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Read more about Supercharge Your #EdTech Professional Learning

What’s Your School’s Blueprint for Success Now? Next Year?

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. This session explores several key questions including: How we empower our students and provide the necessary support to put them in the driver’s seat of their academic progress, attendance, and social emotional needs? 
Featuring: Betsy Conners and David Zimbler

Mindsets that impact instructional practices for SWDs and ELLs

Educators play a critical role in framing our mindsets to focus on the assets, aspirations, skills and resources that our ELLs and SWDs bring with them. Our mindsets and language shape our instructional decisions. With remote and hybrid instruction, it is key for educators to approach instruction with an eye on the needs of an individual learner rather than an overarching statement about “all these students”.
Featuring: Svetlana Stowell, Margy Jones-Carey and Christina Lesh
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Reveal your Path

Featuring: Jared Kahmar and Jim Harshaw (read more)

Enrollment and District Offerings

Power-up your professional learning!

PLC Associates offers outstanding opportunities for each educator to expand on their profession and extend their reach in education.
These are offered both as open enrollment sessions as well as can be customized to your district.

Transforming Learning: High-Quality, Student-Centered Remote Learning

Explicit strategies and ideas to transform instruction and the learning process.

This five-part, “how-to” series focuses on explicit strategies and ideas for student and teacher self- reflection, feedback models, creative assignments, student assessment, and discuss ways to stay connected to our students.

Sessions are focused on how to:

  • create an online environment for student-centered learning to thrive
  • enhance and transform the learning process
  • build student skills, supporting social-emotional health and teacher/student connections
  • choose and use appropriate technology applications
  • creating clear expectations, guided practice and exploration
  • use data regularly to identify each student’s learning needs

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Transforming Learning Series

Remote & Hybrid Learning Drill Down Series: Specific Strategies for Your Area of Work!

Impact learning and improve achievement at each level.

These unique and comprehensive offerings respond specifically to the new opportunities we have in education. These grade and content specific offerings will fit exactly to your needs!

Transforming Learning for: (download the overview for each)

Grades Pre-Kindergarten to 2nd

Grades 3rd to 5th

Middle School and High School

Students with Disabilities

Multilingual Learners (MLL) / English Language Learners (ELL)

Each series on High-Quality, Student-Centered Remote Instruction reviews the current states and then provides how to enhance and transform the learning process for student-centered learning to thrive.
How to:

  • provide models and attributes of successful remote learning.
  • build and manage remote and hybrid learning communities.
  • transfer student engagement best practices into the remote learning environment.
  • engage stakeholders, parents, and other caregivers as partners.
  • support social-emotional health and teacher-student connections.
  • use assessments and data regularly to identify each students’ learning needs.
  • target feedback and promote student ownership and self-regulation of learning.
  • choose and use appropriate technology solutions and applications.

Effective Instructional Technology Systems

The Six Pillars of Instructional Technology.

What systems are in already in place to support effective instructional technology? To maximize the use of instructional technology throughout your school district, systems must be established to support all six areas of the effective instructional technology framework.

Alignment across the six areas of effective instructional technology is essential to remote, hybrid and in person learning models. We can help with:
Strategic Planning – Compliance – Integration – Communication – Technology Management – Instructional Design

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Effective Instructional Technology Systems

The #EdTech Systems Assessment has been built to highlight the critical questions from each of the 6 Pillars for an Effective Instructional Technology Framework.

  • Communication (Cm) – The clear and consistent flow of information from the technology department to stakeholders.
  • Compliance (Cp) – Ensuring technology systems follow state and federal laws and regulations related to data security and privacy.
  • Instructional Design (ID) – The systematic creation of physical and digital instructional materials.
  • Integration (In) – The effective use of technology by educators and students.
  • Strategic Planning (SP) – Technology decisions are guided by inclusive, multi-year plans which set priorities and maximize resources.
  • Technology Management (TM) – Investing in and improving technology in a way which maximizes fiscal resources.

Take the FREE ASSESSMENT NOW, we will share the results with you.

Supercharge Your Instructional Technology!

Building and supporting strong and effective school systems.

A strong plan for instructional technology is key to building capacity and success across a school district. Regardless of the current state, school districts have an opportunity to establish new norms for educational technology through effective planning and execution.

Areas of Focus

  1. Identify synchronous and asynchronous professional development opportunities and learning resources provided by third party vendors and educational organizations.
  2. Develop a communication plan for instructional technology including best practices for instructional technology, professional development, and growth opportunities, available supports for technology integration and technical support for stakeholders.
  3. Coordinate learning plans for the first weeks of school to include planned opportunities for staff and students to explore learning technologies in a low stakes environment.
  4. Focus on creating engaging, accessible instructional lessons utilizing instructional technology, project based learning and multiple methods of submitting assignments (audio, video, etc.)
  5. Develop weekly plans for learning to build consistency and comfort in remote/hybrid learning platforms.
  6. Reimagine communications between staff, students, and families to prioritize relationship building and personalized support.

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Supercharge Your Instructional Technology!

Peak Performance- Reveal Your Path

Achieving your personal and professional best!

Education leaders are facing incredible challenges in our current climate. We must grow our schools and move our personal and team’s capacity and skills forward, while creating and implementing solutions to new problems.

PLC can help you achieve your personal and professional best through Peak Performance- Reveal Your Path.

Participants experience breakthrough results. Our clients gain clarity, focus and balance, while identifying their goals, creating action plans, and implementing a system for follow through.

  • 1:1 Sessions: Individual 1-hour sessions offered bi-weekly with our facilitators.
  • Mastermind Calls: Four group calls using the Mastermind Format to drive Peak Performance.
  • Discovery Exercises: Individualized self-guided activities to create your plan forward.
  • Tips, Tools, Tactics: Resources cultivated from the best practices of highest performers.
  • Collaboration: Connect with colleagues in this group and from our National Network.

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Peak Performance- Reveal Your Path

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