PLC Relaunch Goes Virtual

Solution Tree leads June 16-17 session

Prairie Lakes AEA is pleased to host a VIRTUAL Professional Learning Community Conference facilitated by Joe Cuddemi with Solution Tree. This session will be held virtually on June 16-17. This was previously planned to be held at Briggs Woods Conference Center in Webster City but will now be held virtually from the comfort of your school site.


Registration will now be charged by virtual site instead of per person.

(Minimum) 5 people: $350/site

6-10 people: $500/site

11-20 people: $1,000/site

More than 20 - please contact tdemey@plaea.org


(registration deadline June 3, 2020)


In the event that the Governor, IDPH, or a district deem it unsafe for teams to gather in one place for this learning, there is an alternate plan for individual links with break-out rooms for collaborative team time.


Registration includes: virtual learning for two days, plus copies of Aaron Hansen's book for all registrants. (Note: Aaron Hansen’s books will be mailed to the district central office. It will be the responsibility of the contact listed in registration to distribute to team members)

Does your building/district have Professional Learning Communities? Are they focused on the big ideas of PLCs: focused on student learning, collaborative culture, and results oriented? When teams are meeting are they focused on the main four questions? or have they become, as Gerry Brooks describes, “Places Ladies Converse?"


Are you thinking, “How does all of this PLC stuff work when my school/district staff has teachers who would say, “I’m the only one who does what I do?” These “singleton” teachers often include teachers of band, choir, art, auto mechanics, consumer science, technology, psychology, business, drama, nursing, special education, dance, media, agriculture . . . the list goes on and on. In a small school, you may have one person who teaches a grade level or subject.

Presenter Joe Cuddemi

Joe Cuddemi has over 30 years of experience in education. He has served as a teacher, counselor, and principal in a wide variety of educational settings including adjunct professor at Colorado State University.


He specializes in the implementation and development of the professional learning communities process designed to help schools build healthy collaborative cultures that result in high student achievement and high staff productivity.