Uinta County School District #1

November 2018-Newsletter, Vol. 35


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PLC Concepts & Terminology We Should All Be Familiar With

Clarity Precedes Competence

What is a PLC?

“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 et al., 2016 p.10).

What are the 3 Big Ideas?

  1. A Focus on Learning - The fundamental purpose of the school is to ensure that all students learn at high levels (grade level or higher).

  2. A Focus on Collaboration - Educators must work collaboratively and take collective responsibility for the success of each student.

    • Definition of a Collaborative Team - A group of educators whose members work interdependently to achieve common goals for which members are mutually accountable.

    • Working together to build shared knowledge on the best way to achieve goals and meet the needs of those they serve is exactly what professionals in any field are expected to do.

  3. A Focus on Results - Collaborative teams focus on results - evidence of student learning.

    • Collaborative teams use evidence of student learning to inform and improve their professional practice and respond to individual students who need intervention or enrichment.

    • A focus on results leads each team to develop and pursue measurable improvement goals (SMART goals) for learning that align with school and district goals.

    • Frequent common formative assessments represent one of the most powerful tools in the PLC arsenal.

Based on Learning by Doing, (Dufour, Dufour, Eaker, Many, and Mattos, 2016).

Additional 2019 PLC Training Dates we encourage your team to consider:

2-Day Workshops in Salt Lake City

  • Design in Five - Assessment Workshop -- April 15 - 16

  • Response to Intervention at Work - Turning Data into Information -- April 17 - 18

PLC at Work Institutes

  • Las Vegas, NV (June 3-5, 2019)
  • St. Charles, MO (June 12-14, 2019)
  • Minneapolis, MN (June 24-26, 2019)
  • Fort Worth, TX (June 25-27, 2019)
  • Atlanta, GA (July 9-11, 2019)
  • San Antonio, TX (July 16-18, 2019)
  • Hot Springs, AR (July 17-19, 2019)
  • Lincolnshire, IL (July 22-24, 2019)
  • San Jose, CA (July 29-31, 2019)
  • Detroit, MI (August 6-8, 2019)
  • Seattle, WA (August 14-16, 2019)
  • San Antonio, TX (October 14-16, 2019)
  • Des Moines, IA (October 21-23, 2019)
  • Salt Lake City, UT (October 28-30, 2019)
  • San Diego, CA (November 12-14, 2019)


19th-Bryanne Roper, Elizabeth Roper-Potter

20th-Lisa Todd, Linda Cobban, Olga Perez De Trejo

21st-Richard Garcia, Travis Bitsue, Bobbi Child

22nd-Faith Jochumson, Kami Cates

24th-Rebecca Young, Rick O'Driscoll

25th-Theresa Escalante


UCSD#1 Administration

Ryan Thomas, Superintendent Ext.1020

Cheri Dunford, Supt., Board Exec. Assistant Ext. 1021

Dr. Joseph Ingalls, Assistant Superintendent K-5 Ext. 1026

Doug Rigby, Assistant Superintendent 6-12 Ext. 1025

Alicia Johnson, Instructional Services Admin. Asst. Ext. 1024

Kristine Hayduk, Human Resources Ext. 1023

Matt Williams, SPED Director Ext. 1040

Diana Olson, SPED Admin. Asst. Ext. 1041

Bubba O'Neill, Activities Director Ext. 1060

Dauna Bruce, Activities Admin. Asst. Ext. 1061

John Williams, Business Director, Ext. 1030

Jaraun Dennis, Facilities Director, Ext. 1075