Leading Professional Learning Communities

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The Leading Professional Learning Communities Academy for 2019-20 is currently sold out. If you or your team would like to be put on a waiting list please email Kathy Gilbertson at [email protected]. 

If you’re looking to build, advance or sustain a professional learning community, this academy will help you thrive.  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 specific areas such as leadership, assessment, collaboration and more.  

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: $415 for AWSA members and $560 for non-members

Wisconsin school leaders will be reimbursed up to 75% of the registration fee for completing an eligible Academy (will not be less than 50%). Reimbursement is limited and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis and eligibility is limited to licensed and practicing public or private school administrators. Registration must be paid in full by November 30, 2019. Reimbursements will be processed at the completion of the Academy.

If you are not certain if you qualify for this reimbursement or if you have questions, please call the AWSA office at 608-241-0300. You can also find out more in our 2019-20 Professional Learning Catalog.

Knowledge 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 implementation of professional learning communities.
  4. Identify strategies for creating shared knowledge/direction as well as overcoming implementation obstacles.

Practice Objectives

  1. Demonstrate use of effective protocols and structures to guide and support 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 which includes two days back-to-back followed by a third and fourth day after application of learning.The workshops begin at 7:30 with registration and breakfast. The workshop itself runs 8:00-3:00.

Dates and Locations

August 12 & 13, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn | Sun Prairie

November 18, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn | Sun Prairie

February 4, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn | Sun Prairie

Hotel Information:

Hilton Garden Inn

1220 S Grand Ave,
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Phone: 608-856-4500

Aug 12-13, 2019
Ask for: Association of Wisconsin School Administrators

www.madisonsunprairie.hgi.com enter code AWSA


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.