The Benefits of Professional Learning Communities
From Taylor Ingles
Get an introduction to the concept of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)! PLCs were first developed and used by K-12 teachers; however, Dr. Harmon highlights how they are helpful to use in any area and at any level of education. Through this presentation, audience members will learn how PLCs are beneficial tools to build a community of learners, both in person and online, and how they encourage a sense of belonging. Get tips for joining and engaging with PLCs in both formats. Dr. Harmon provides real-life examples of how to build, manage, and utilize PLCs for continued professional development. Furthermore, audience members will learn about PLC resources and online learning communities they can connect with right away.
Audience members will learn:
• the history of PLCs,
• the benefits of having PLCs, and
• best practices for creating and maintaining PLCs throughout professional careers.