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Professional Learning Communities

Regardless of the occupation, keeping up with current trends, learning new skills, staying abreast of rules and regulations, and mastering new techniques are behaviors exhibited in all successful organizations.  Finding time when you can train staff on new techniques, introduce new skills, or learn changes to existing practice is always a challenge.  This challenge exists in the world of education as well.  Providing ongoing training for educators is absolutely critical to build knowledge and skill in the use of technology, curriculum development, instructional practices, classroom management, and keeping abreast with changes to federal and state accountability measures.  Time is required to provide training experiences so educators can build these skills, and time is necessary for teachers to collaborate with their peers on effective practice.  

Gibbon Public Schools will be implementing a concept called Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to provide that needed time.  Experts an…