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What About Us? The PLC at Work Process in Early Childhood Blended and Virtual Learning Environments
Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Brian K. Butler, Author and Educational Consultant, The Answer’s In The Room Educational Consulting, BKB, LLC; Jacqueline Heller, Author and Educational Consultant, Buchanan Educational Consulting, LLC; Tracey A. Hulen, Author and Educational Consultant, TH Educational Solutions, LLC; and Diane Kerr, Author and Educational Consultant, KerrWerx, LLC
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Achieve the full potential of preK–2 classrooms, whether blended, virtual or in person, through proven best practices aligned to the PLC at Work® process. In this recorded edWebinar, you’ll learn about new tools for collaborative teams to use as they take collective responsibility to determine essential standards for both content and social-emotional learning, design developmentally appropriate assessments aligned to instruction, and monitor student progress to boost early childhood learning and development.
There is no doubt that the academic and social-emotional skills learned by students in grades preK-2 are foundational for success, both in school and in later life, so no matter how this year will look for your school, teams can ensure students learn when they use these protocols and tools to focus on the right work.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-2 teachers, school and district leaders, special ed teachers, ESOL teachers, instructional coaches, and interventionists.
About the Presenters
Brian K. Butler is a retired principal and an educator with over 30 years of experience. He is an education consultant who has worked with thousands of schools throughout the United States, Australia and Canada presenting on the PLC at Work and RTI at Work models. Brian last served as principal at Mason Crest Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia in 2017. Mason Crest received Solution Tree’s first annual DuFour Award in 2016. The honor, named for Professional Learning Communities at Work (PLC) process architect Richard DuFour, credits high-performing PLCs that demonstrate exceptional levels of student achievement. The recipient of the DuFour Award is the highest award that a PLC at Work school can achieve. For that year Mason Crest was the model of all models from around the world. Brian has been an administrator at three different National Model PLC at Work Elementary Schools.
Jacqueline Heller focuses on building capacity and collective efficacy with teachers to ensure all students learn at high levels. As a literacy teacher and coach at Mason Crest Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, she helped the school become the first National Model Professional Learning Community at Work to receive the DuFour Award. She currently coaches teams and schools across the country in effective PLC, RTI and literacy practices and processes.
Tracey Hulen is an elementary school mathematics specialist with experience leading two professional learning community schools in Fairfax County, Virginia to Model PLC at Work status. Tracey’s work also focuses on social-emotional learning and she has a wide range of experience in using data to drive instruction
Diane Kerr is an educational consultant and former assistant principal at Mason Crest Elementary School in Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. She supports schools on their journey to become high-functioning professional learning communities (PLCs) and especially enjoys working with schools with diverse student populations. During her tenure as a co-principal at Mason Crest, the school earned the distinction of becoming the very first recipient of the coveted DuFour Award, which recognizes top-performing PLCs around the world.
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