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Recommended Professional Learning Community Resources

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  • Book & Video: Professional Learning Communities at Work: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement (DuFour & Eaker)
  • Book: Getting Started: Reculturing Schools to Become Learning Communities  (Eaker, DuFour & DuFour)
  • Book: Whatever It Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don’t Learn (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, Kahanek)
  • Book: On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities (DuFour, Eaker, DuFour)
  • Video: Through New Eyes: Examining the Culture of Your School (DuFour)
  • Video: How to Develop a Professional Learning Community: Passion & Persistence (DuFour)
  • Video: Let’s Talk About PLC: Getting Started (Rick DuFour, Bob Eaker, Becky DuFour, Dennis Sparks)

National Association of Elementary School Principals (Outside Source)

  • Book & Video Series: Leading Learning Communities: What Principals Should Know and Be Able to Do

National Staff Development Council (Outside Source)

  • Journal of Staff Development, Tools for Schools & Results

American Association of School Administrator (Outside Source)

  • The School Administrator May, 2003
    Learning Communities: What do they look like and how do you get there?

Video Journal of Education (Outside Source)

  • Leadership in the Age of Standards and High Stakes
  • Elementary Principals as Leaders of Learning

Professional Learning Community Articles:

  • “What Is a Professional Learning Community”? (Richard DuFour) Educational Leadership, May 2004 Vol. 61, No.8, pp. 6-11
  • “The Learning-Centered Principal” (Richard DuFour) The Best of Educational Leadership 2001-2002
  • “Leadership is an Affair of the Heart” (Rick DuFour) JSD Winter 2004
  • “Building a Professional Learning Community” (Richard DuFour) &
  • “Central-Office Support for Learning Communities” (Rebecca Burnette DuFour) The School Administrator, May 2003, pp 13-18
  • “How We Formed our Community: Lights and Cameras are Optional, but Action is Essential” (Becky Burnette DuFour) JSD Winter 2002
  • “Pull out Negativity by its Roots” (Rick DuFour & Becky Burnette DuFour) JSD Summer 2002
  • “Professional Learning Communities: One School on its Way (R. John Waterhouse) The ATA Magazine Summer 2003