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Dr. Jordan from Las Vegas NV is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

PLC in Action

Teacher Professional Development: I need a GoPro camera and professional development literature to work with my collegues to become a better teacher. <profdevpilot>

  • $328 goal

This project expired on October 15, 2015.

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My Students

My school has decided to implement the Professional Learning Community model to drive our teaching and to increase our teachers' knowledge.

This coming school year will be my 8th year teaching 5th grade, and my second year at my current school site.

I am also working towards a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. My school desires to create a Professional Learning Community, which I am also researching as part of my dissertation.

My Project

I am requesting a camera and books on PLCs and teacher learning. The camera will be used to record our grade level meetings and lessons selected for review at those meetings. Part of the PLC model is to learn from the practices of other teachers. Since we can't observe one another (we all teach at the same time), a camera will allow us to tape and critically analyze one another's practices. The books I requested support teacher learning related to participation in a PLC and general teacher learning (theory & practice). Ultimately, students will benefit by being part of a school whose teachers use one another as resources to improve their own practices and who take responsibility for the learning of every student, not just the ones in their own classes.

This project will impact our students greatly.

When children have teachers who are constantly learning, they will see this practiced modeled and emulate it. Concurrently, they will have better teachers as a result of the work done in the PLC. As teachers take responsibility for the learning of all students at their school, students will learn more from those teachers.

Dr. Jordan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GoPro - HERO HD Waterproof Action Camera • Best Buy Education $129.99 1 $129.99
The Wisdom of Practice: Essays on Teaching, Learning, and Learning to Teach (v. 1) • Amazon $42.05 1 $42.05
In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better • Amazon $23.43 1 $23.43
Next Generation Assessment: Moving Beyond the Bubble Test to Support 21st Century Learning • Amazon $17.34 1 $17.34
Cultures Built to Last: Systemic PLCs at Work • Amazon $14.36 1 $14.36

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