Professional Learning Communities: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8,
September 2020-April 2021 | Online
Available exclusively to ICLE Member Schools
During the COVID-19 pandemic, at the request of school leaders, we began offering “Grade-Level Teacher Forums” to allow for conversation between educators at or near each other’s grade-level regarding the challenges and best practices that are unique to the ages of the students they serve. The initiative proved incredibly fruitful for those who participated. One teacher even described them as “the best professional development I’ve ever had.” With that in mind, we are launching the Professional Learning Communities program in the fall of 2020 and it will be offered exclusively to ICLE member schools. This optional add-on membership feature allows an entire faculty to participate in any of the four grade-level bands: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and High School. Each band will meet monthly and will be led by a dedicated veteran teacher with significant experience in Catholic liberal education at that grade level. Registered schools will also have exclusive access to recordings of the monthly meetings for those who may have conflicts from time to time. This program will provide a unique opportunity for teachers to compare notes, open dialogue, and develop working friendships with like-minded educators at other schools committed to the Church’s vision for education.
Format: Each grade-level band will meet monthly, beginning in September and ending in April. Meetings will be one hour and timing may vary to meet the needs of participants in multiple time zones. Recordings of all sessions will be available on-demand for all registered schools.
Cost: $500 per Member School (in addition to the $250 membership fee)
For more information, contact Colleen Richards:
Professional Learning Communities Registration