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Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities

How do you empower teacher teams to develop collaborative expertise?

Cultivate a culture of collaborative inquiry for asset-based, continuous improvement.

Advance learner ownership and agency by ensuring clarity for all.

Develop an equitable-viable-coherent curriculum that describes what and how people learn.

Empower absolutely every learner to make decisions about their learning.

What are your Professional Learning Community goals?

Build a culture of efficacy through asset-based continuous improvement cycles.

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Strengthen culturally responsive-sustaining core instruction and refine personalized tiers of support

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Quality, Customized Professional Learning That Works

Our professional learning pathways all have the same goal, to advance learner ownership, efficacy, and agency. We partner with your system to assess your needs and co-construct an action plan anchored in implementation science. We are ready to help and support you at any stage of your learning journey.

Our Approach

Our Learning Progression

Foundational Learning

Build a shared language of learning anchored in co-constructed goals and success criteria aligned to your mission and vision.

Job-Embedded Coaching

Empower educators using the gradual release of responsibility to model, coach, monitor, and analyze progress towards shared goals.

Sustainable Systems

Advance teacher agency to ensure risk-taking, innovation, and collective efficacy through quality implementation.

Impact Teams-PLCs

How do you ensure that your teams are making a collective impact? The Impact Team model provides teams of educators with the structures and practices needed to solve puzzles of practice through asset-based continuous improvement cycles.

Leading Impact Teams 2.0: The Foundation

Are your students taking ownership of their learning? Advance teacher and learner agency by building a culture of collaborative inquiry. When teams have the power and influence to make evidence-based decisions aligned with school-wide goals, conditions are created for them to take ownership of their learning. This foundation day ensures that members of your PLCs have the shared understanding and skills necessary to plan and launch collaborative inquiry aimed at increasing student ownership of learning.

  • Evaluate your PLCs and develop effective structures, protocols, and practices
  • Learn the role of a peer facilitator in implementing and sustaining change
  • Explore the role of learner identity in supporting learners to reach their goals through learning strategies
  • Learn how to use collaborative inquiry to advance culturally responsive formative assessmentCultivate a formative mindset by creating a sustainable model for high-quality feedback
Make an Impact
Leading Impact Teams: Building A Culture of Efficacy and Agency

Paul J. Bloomberg Ed.D. and Barb Pitchford

Cultivate a Culture of Collaborative Inquiry with ILTs

The Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) is responsible for ensuring that the vision and goals for the school are well established, practical, and actionable through collaborative leadership. Impact Teams provide schools with the PLC structures, processes, and practices needed to solve puzzles of practice through collaborative inquiry. Learn how ILTs create a culture of continuous improvement using the Impact Team framework.

  • Define ILT team roles (peer facilitation) to create a culture of collaborative inquiry via shared decision making to advance learner agency
  • Learn the conditions of fostering self- and collective efficacy and how they relate to cultivating a culture of belonging
  • Assess the system for Impact Team readiness and determine next steps to ensure quality “assessment for learning” and effective teaming.
  • Analyze and triangulate big data sets to determine strengths and school-wide goals to determine school priorities and how they align to MTSS.
Let's Collaborate
Leading Impact Teams: Building A Culture of Efficacy and Agency

Paul J. Bloomberg Ed.D. and Barb Pitchford

Coaching-Supporting Impact Team Peer Facilitation

The most successful people have coaches and PLCs are no different. The research is clear (Gallimore, Ermeling, Saunders, & Goldenberg, 2009), Peer Facilitators are necessary to ensure effective PLC meetings are actionable, realized in the classroom setting, and aligned to school wide goals. We employ side-by-side coaching as a way for peer facilitators to realize their goals.

  • Lead effective meetings using a variety of purposeful protocols
  • Ensure students are clear about curricular goals and involved in their learning
  • Engage students in culturally responsive formative assessment
  • Support your least experienced learners via MTSS
  • Analyze and triangulate evidence of student learning for impact
  • Strengthen differentiated instructional strategies anchored in root causes
Co-Construct This
Leading Impact Teams: Building A Culture of Efficacy and Agency

Paul J. Bloomberg Ed.D. and Barb Pitchford

Impact Teams Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

The Impact Team MTSS model is the only MTSS framework that empowers learners to make decisions about the learning support they need. Strengthen culturally responsive-sustaining core instruction and refine personalized tiers of support to build academic, social and emotional capacity in our learners.

MTSS Comprehensive Needs Assessment
  • Determine strengths across the system
  • Determine needs across MTSS 5-core components
  • Prioritize components that will have the most impact
  • Articulate next steps, resources needed, and timelines
Assess Away
Impact Teams MTSS Framework

Paul J. Bloomberg, EdD

Advancing Impact Teams Core Components for Continuous Improvement

Based on the comprehensive needs assessment, Impact Teams advance the critical components necessary for quality core instruction and refine evidence-based tiers of support through:

  • Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching
  • Balanced Assessment Framework
  • Personalized High-Impact Instruction
  • Restorative Practices and Relational Literacy
  • Community-Based Partnerships
Advance This
Impact Teams MTSS Framework

Paul J. Bloomberg, EdD


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