• Welcome to Linden Avenue's
    Professional Development Committee

    ·        What is a Professional Learning Community?

    1.      Focuses on Student Learning

    2.      Collaboration is Key

    3.      Effectiveness is based upon Results

    ·        Attributes of a Professional learning Community

    1.      Shared Leadership between teachers and administration.  Purpose – we all grow professionally together.

    2.      Collective Creativity – we all learn to apply new ideas and information in problem solving to create new learning situations for our students.

    3.      Shared Values and Vision – Creating a particular mental image (“Picture the Graduate”) focused on student learning which considers the potential achievement of all of our students.

    4.      Shared Practice – The process of “peers helping peers”; feedback is encouraged and the focus is on improvement.  Teachers visit each others’ classrooms to share practices.