Five Kentucky schools have been recognized by Solution Tree as Model Professional Learning Communities at Work for their sustained success in raising student achievement.
They were among about 200 schools and districts in the United States and Canada to be recognized by Solution Tree, a provider of educational strategies and tools that improve staff and student performance.
The schools are:
- Fairdale High School (Jefferson County)
- Field Elementary School (Jefferson County)
- Fern Creek High School (Jefferson County)
- Freedom Elementary School (Bullitt County)
- Taylor Mill Elementary School (Kenton County)
Professional learning communities (PLCs) are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is ongoing, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students.
Schools are recognized based on criteria including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts, implementation of those concepts for at least three years and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period.
Recognized model PLC schools are listed on Solution Tree’s All Things PLC website, where they share implementation strategies, structures and performance with other educators interested in improving their schools. Tools for team collaboration, articles and research about PLCs, blog posts and other related resources also are available on the site.