Leading Professional Learning Communities

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This academy will help you build or advance collaborative learning teams in your school or district.   Equip yourself, or better yet, a team, to sustain a professional learning community that ensures high levels of student learning and engagement.  The academy is designed to help you through unique challenges and will target areas such as leadership, assessment, collaboration and more. Specific areas that will also be addressed in the academy include growing team capacity to have hard conversations, analyzing student work, and protocols for addressing improvement areas identified and informed by data.

Since this academy builds on the Professional Learning Communities at Work Institute, hosted by Solution Tree, it is recommended that at least one member of the registered team should have attended an Institute in the past.

Cost: $450 for AWSA members and $605 for non-members

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the elements of a professional learning community and the collaborative team process.
  2. Grasp the structure and benefits of utilizing both a guiding coalition and reciprocal accountability.
  3. Examine protocols and structures that guide and support the implementation of professional learning communities.
  4. Identify strategies for creating shared knowledge/direction as well as overcoming implementation obstacles.

Leading Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the use of effective protocols and structures to guide and support the implementation of professional learning communities.
  2. Exhibit evidence of leading a healthy culture built upon a foundation of strong trusting relationships.
  3. Act as an agent of change as demonstrated by the utilization of a guiding coalition, decision-making, communication, analysis, and implementation efforts.
  4. Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset through ongoing implementation assessment.

Dates and Locations: 

This Academy includes four full-day workshops running from 8:00-3:00.

Dates and Locations

October 4, 2022
Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie

November 8, 2022
Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie

January 10, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie

March 8, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn, Sun Prairie

Hotel Information:

March 8, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn
1220 S Grand Ave, Sun Prairie
(608) 856-4500
Book online here.

Tax exempt certificates are to be presented at time of check-in.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund of fees will be made on cancellations received 10 days prior to the start of the convention. Following that date, a 40% administrative fee will be retained. There will be no refund for no-shows or cancellations during the event. 

Accessibility: For questions about accessibility or to request special assistance during the event, please contact Kathy Gilbertson at [email protected]. Three weeks advance notice is required to allow us to provide seamless access. If you need to cancel the special request this must be done at least 3 working days prior to the start of the event. See the registration cancellation policy for how to cancel your conference registration.