Webinar: Professional Learning Communities 101: Making it work for Singleton Teachers

Presenter: Jon Grice

Presenter Resources:
Blended Team Collaboration Handout
Kinard PLC Flow Chart
Kinard PLC Flow Chart (Blank for you to fill in)

This session will review the big ideas and concepts behind Professional Learning Communities (PLC) while addressing the challenges that may arise for singleton teachers. I’ll share effective strategies and structures for collaborating with different content teachers or as a virtual team to help ensure teachers feel integrally involved in the PLC process.

Grice-Headshot-2018-cropped-150x150Jon Grice is the Director of Fine Arts at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. Prior to Stevenson, Jon served as the Fine Arts Department Chair and Visual Arts teacher at Riverside Brookfield High School in Illinois. Jon holds a master of arts in educational leadership from Concordia University and a bachelor’s degree in visual arts education from Northern Illinois University. In 2017, Jon was recognized by the National Art Education Association for the Western Regional Supervisor / Art Administrator of the Year. In 2016, he earned the Art Administrator / Supervisor of the Year from the Illinois Art Education Association. Jon has presented on a number of topics that include Professional Learning Communities, Standards-Based Grading, Unpacking Standards, and Using Student Learning Objectives to Support Professional Development & Response to Intervention. Jon helped co-author “The New Art and Science of Teaching Art and Music: Effective Teaching Strategies Designed for Music and Art Education” with Robert Marzano and Mark Onuscheck, as well as “Proficiency-Based Grading in the Content Areas: Insights and Key Questions for Secondary Schools” with a number of colleagues from Stevenson. You can learn more about these texts here.