CARE Cycle

  • Authentic Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) provide a process through which adult learners establish a framework for professional growth and development. This website is designed to provide information, tools and resources that support establishing collaborative professional learning teams in schools and help committed educators through the journey of authentic PLCs.

  • Curriculum

    PLC teams use meaningful student data to determine and support the learning needs of students and educators. Key questions:

    • What do we want all students to learn as a result of this unit?
    • What are our students’ greatest needs based on the data?
    • Which specific standards address these needs?
    • How can we incorporate these standards into lesson plans?
    • How can we effectively implement lessons?

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  • Assessment

    Based on the standards addressed in the team developed lesson, the PLC constructs common formative assessments (CFAs). Key questions:

    • How will we determine student mastery? What does the data show?
    • What specific assessment tools will we use to assess mastery?
    • How often will we assess learning?

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  • Remediation

    Based on the standards addressed by the team, the standards addressed in the team developed lesson, the PLC constructs common formative assessments. Key questions:

    • How will we respond to students who do not meet mastery?
    • What are the areas/standards that require remediation?
    • How will we re-teach the standards to mastery?
    • What specific strategies will we use to differentiate instruction?

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  • Enrichment

    Based on the results of the common formative assessments, PLC Members enrich their common lessons for students who meet or exceed mastery. Key questions:

    • How will we respond when students need enrichment?
    • What specific strategies will we use to differentiate instruction?
    • What common projects can we develop to enrich the unit of study?

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Contact Information

  • Professional Development Standards & Support

    3531 Davie Road

    Davie, Florida 33314

    Phone: 754-321-5006

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    Susan Leon-Leigh

    Director