Professional Learning Communities (PLCS): Collaborative Learning

Many individuals have used professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to encourage collaborative learning among people within a specific institution. For instance, teachers have used PLCs to develop teams of evidence-based professional learning. Leadership is also considered in PLCs as it plays a significant role in ensuring that people work together as a group. Leadership roles are defined in PLC as individuals who are responsible for planning team agendas and chairing meetings. The l alsoeaders lead other team members in preparing and utilizing group norms (Vanblaere & Devos, 2018). Moreover, they facilitate meetings, prepare reports, and keep records, which helps teams to track their progress.

Administrators are also encouraged to play their roles in PLCs. For instance, they supervise the different projects and record their progress. Furthermore, administrators develop new ways that can help team members to learn and develop their skills. For instance, they encourage experienced individuals to educate the less knowledgeable ones about advancing their adeptness (Vanblaere & Devos, 2018). Administrators also ensure that learning data is available and can be used in educating people about different topics. Coordinating the teams is also essential since it allows them to reach their goals. Thus, administrators have an essential role in directing teams on various procedures to help them reach their objectives.

Effective communication is also encouraged in various institutions. For example, leaders are encouraged to have excellent communication skills to enable them to interact with different team members (Vanblaere & Devos, 2018). Additionally, communication determines how people interrelate in a team and can impact their performance. One of the skill-building activities involves emotion awareness, whereby people act out and guess reactions. In this case, individuals can ensure that they know their feelings and other people’s sentiments since they can impact how individuals communicate. Developing listening skills is also essential and can be used to improve communication skills. Listen and draw is one of the games that people use to develop their listening skills. The activity enables people to learn how to listen carefully and use the information acquired to draw. Thus, these communication skill-building activities can promote staff unity because team members can learn how to interact with different people.


Vanblaere, B., & Devos, G. (2018). The role of departmental leadership for professional learning communities. Educational Administration Quarterly, 54(1), 85-114. Web.

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