About PLC's

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have been defined in numerous ways. However, an examination of the literature confirms five important common attributes of PLCs. They are:

  • Shared beliefs, values and vision
  • Shared and supportive vision
  • Collective learning and its application
  • Supportive conditions
  • Shared personal practice*

*Shirley M. Hord and William A. Sommers, Leading Professional Learning Communities: Voices From Research and Practice, Corwin Press, 2008