GPSD Celebrates Culmination of 3-year PLC Project

The Gurdon Public School District celebrated its culmination of a 3-year PLC (Professional Learning Community) Project through a partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education and Solution Tree on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.   Due to Covid-19, the celebration with the ADE and Solution Tree had to be virtual, but we wanted to share our story with all of our stakeholders.  A recording of the Celebration can be viewed here: GPSD PLC Celebration Video.

Since all of our schools participated in this project, the video is a progression from district level to school level progress.  Each school shares their journey with information, data and video clips of staff, parents and students.  We hope you will take the time to watch and hear the great things happening at GPSD.  We are excited to sustain this work and see continued growth in our students.  

Students First, Student-Centered

More about the partnership - 

Since launching the partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education in August 2017, Solution Tree has been pleased to provide expert professional development services to 29 schools and four districts.

As part of this project, schools receive up to 50 days of training, coaching, and support to build and sustain a strong culture of collaboration that will enhance student learning. Schools were selected through a rigorous application and evaluation process by a panel of education professionals knowledgeable about the PLC at Work® process.

In their first year, selected schools are matched with a certified PLC at Work associate from Solution Tree and receive intensive job-embedded training, observation, and coaching. The schools create action plans that focus on increasing student achievement through aligned curriculum, formative assessments, and proven instructional strategies.

During the second year, schools deepen their understanding and focus on implementing multi-tiered systems of support, followed by strengthening their systems and sustaining the process in year three.

source - https://www.solutiontree.com/s...