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About the All for All Professional Learning Community (PLC)
The All for All Professional Learning Community (PLC) will help amplify actions, resources, and best practices for English Language Learners (ELs) across the Pittsburgh region. Over the course of the 2018-2019 school year, this cohort of ESL teachers will participate in a wide range of workshops from local and national leaders in immigrant inclusion, EL teaching, and more. Teachers will also conduct action research projects in pairs or small teams, generating tools and resources to drive professional development in the sector. Regular meetings will allow professionals to work together toward removing barriers to student success and improving education practices for immigrant and refugee students.
One teacher from the first year cohort said the following about her experience in the PLC: “I just want to take a moment to say that the ESL PLC gives. me. life. I didn’t want to miss our meeting on Monday. Our monthly sessions keep me inspired and excited!”
We hope you’ll be inspired to join us!
How Will the PLC Impact Your Teaching and Your School?
Applicants selected for this opportunity will walk away equipped with ready-to-use materials and project models to advance diversity and inclusion efforts at their respective schools. If teachers are interested, we may incorporate classroom-instruction based professional development opportunities. Below, you will find examples of topics. We encourage you to suggest other topics when prompted later in this form.
Application Deadline + Letter of Support
The PLC is slated to begin in October, and applications will be accepted through the start of the school year, closing in early to mid-September. While it is not required, we encourage applicants to submit a letter of support from their supervisor, if they are able to do so. Please email All for All Project Director, Betty Cruz, with any additional materials and/or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.