What are Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)?
PLCs provide time for teachers to meet together in teams to analyze data, solve student learning challenges, and improve instruction. During these meetings, teachers discuss:
Why does the District have PLCs?
Professional Learning Communities are proven to increase student achievement and are commonly in place in school districts locally and across the nation. When PLCs were first implemented districtwide in Littleton Public Schools during the 2007-2008 school year, time was built into the calendar so that no instructional time would be lost. Non-student time was restructured, and seven minutes were added to every school day. This makes the two-hour late start on the 10 PLC days possible.
Are PLCs making a difference?
Yes!!! LPS students maintain high achievement over time because PLCs provide teachers the opportunity to collaborate, share best practices, and make data-driven decisions that help address the learning needs of individual students.
Why do students have to be out of school during this time?
Because all instructional staff members participate in PLCs, student supervision is an issue. Elementary parents may choose to enroll their children in the tuition-based School Age Child Care program at their elementary school on late start mornings. District transportation is also provided on PLC days; buses run two hours later.
Late Start Hours
11:06am - 1:02pm
1:02pm - 1:47pm
1:47pm - 3:43pm
2016 -2017 School Year
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017