A professional learning community (PLC) is a group of educators that meets regularly to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students. Our district continues to implement grant funded PLCs focusing on standards-based instruction, embedding technology to engage students and assessment literacy.
Halliwell School has implemented a PLC comprised of eight teachers and one administrator participating in a book club featuring “Math Workshop” by Jennifer Lempp. This book details the steps to implement the math workshop model including: Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflections, and Number Routines. Teachers read the assigned chapters and meet regularly to discuss and organize ideas to implement the math workshop model. We are grateful for the time, energy and efforts of: Deana Cook, Mary Jannetta, Victoria Costa, Lauren Galoski, Jennifer Albrecht, Jennifer Fraioli, Andrea Lafleur and Rachael Salvatore.