During the spring of 2011, the PLC facilitators collected survey data from a number of PLC participants. In order to guide future paths, we need to know what people are learning, how we know they are learning, and what we will do if people are not learning, as well as what we will do if people have already learned. We collected data from:
- the PLC facilitators (“PLC-F”)
- the PLC/PLT participants (about 55 people in JH/HS 2010-11)
- JH English PLC
- JH History PLC
- HS Math PLC
- JH Math and Science “4th Period PLC” (or either sub-group)
- JH Spanish PLT
We can look at that data in aggregate, and we can disaggregate the data based on which PLC/PLT we want to focus on during a particular results discussion.
Just like we process our annual SCF (student course feedback), Jill Gough and Bo Adams, co-facilitators of the PLC-F, have processed our PLC-F data. We used a combination of “Option 1 and Option 2,” which are the quantitative and qualitative methods for processing our Junior High SCF. Bo and Jill’s summary of the PLC-F feedback is archived on Box, and the facilitators can access that summary with our common password.
As we adjourned for the year, we (the PLC-F of 2010-11) decided that we would peruse the PLC data and feedback to help us prepare for the Center for Teacher Summer Institute on PLC facilitation and planning. If you are attending the CFT SI for PLC-F, please access our PLC-F survey data and summary, and please review the overview and details. And while you don’t have to have your formal summary of your PLC/PLTs data ready until August, it would benefit our summer work together, as well as your planning, if you have reviewed the feedback from your particular PLC/PLT.