Do you have a moment to share your thoughts about your experience here?
Background: my school is one of 33 participating in a statewide (NJ) program exploring professional learning communities (called "PLC Lab Schools".) I believe in the power of OLCs so I've offered to help the NJDOE set one up for the initiative. The problem: these communities are so easy to build - but so hard to get "right!" I'm doing some research before we go any further.
Here are my questions ... I'd be grateful if you'd answer any of them (or even share something totally unrelated):
1) What makes this community successful?
2) What keeps you coming back?
3) What are the key roles in an OLC - who does what - to keep it relevant, interesting and meaningful?
Thanks so much!
“Leadership is the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations.”
- Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, The Leadership Challenge
Technology Facilitator, K-4
Northfield Community School
Northfield, NJ USA