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Apply for CALPRO's PLC Institute

Posted on 10/13/2009

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The California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO) is offering California adult educators the opportunity to participate in the 2009-2010 CALPRO Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Institute. All California Department of Education, Adult Education Office WIA Title II or State Apportionment funded agencies are eligible to apply.

CALPRO has been working with a PLC Field Experts Team to develop this year’s PLC Institute. The PLC Institute will take place in two sessions. The first a three-day session on December 7, 8 & 9 and the second a two-day session in May (date TBD). Applicants must be able to attend all five days of the institute.

The 3-day session in December, taking place in Sacramento, will provide agencies with the framework and the training needed to develop and sustain a PLC process of school improvement focusing on student learning through embedded professional development (PD). In order to sustain this endeavor, CALPRO will offer each agency coaching opportunities from a member of our PLC Field Experts Team between the December and May sessions. The two days in May will be devoted to feedback, evaluation and problem solving from the participating agencies. Up to 12 agencies will be invited to send a team of two, their Director/ Principal and one teacher or PD staff person, to participate in the Institute.

CALPRO will reimburse the cost of travel and accommodations associated with the five Institute training days as well as provide all training materials. In addition, CALPRO will provide a stipend of $1,500 to each agency to partially defray the cost of needed supplies, materials, honorarium, etc., in the establishment of the agency’s PLC.

The application form contains more detailed information about this event. High interest in this event is aniticipated, so please send your application form in as soon as possible. Applications must be received in the CALPRO office no later than Friday, November 6, 2009. See the PLC Institute Q&A form for more information, or contact Mariann Fedele, CALPRO Director, 916-286-8824 or mfedele@air.org.