Professional Learning Communities

Dustin, Amanda, Beth

What are Professional Learning Communities?

"PLC's is an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve"(DuFour)

West Fargo Public Schools Strategic Plan


Educating today’s learners for tomorrow's world.


West Fargo Public Schools prepares all

learners with the knowledge and skills to

be contributing citizens in a rapidly

changing world. We are dedicated to

continuous improvement, engaging every

student to become problem solvers and

lifelong learners. Excellence is achieved

through practices based in research, and

by aligning all resources to support learners.


1. What do we want the students to learn?

2. How will we know when they have learned it?

3. How will we respond if they have or have not learning it or difficulty of learning?


Four Essential Questions:

1) What is the overall understanding and purpose regarding the function of PLC’s in West Fargo?

2) How have PLC’s impacted collaboration and culture within each educational department?

3) Is Data Driven Decision Making being used to promote continuous improvement?

4) What is the overall teacher perception of the use of PLC’s?