Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Is this for you?

  • Have you ever wanted to discuss your effectiveness as a teacher with a supportive group?
  • Have you ever had an experience in the classroom that you would like to have examined objectively?
  • Have you ever read an article and really wanted to discuss it with other colleagues?
  • Do you want to collaborate around issues of communication, curriculum, student work, issues that affect student achievement and offer feedback in non-threatening ways?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, consider joining a Professional Learning Community (PLC)!

What is a PLC?

A professional learning community provides a forum for professional development that focuses on developing collegial relationships and encouraging reflective practice in order to increase student achievement and improve or deepen one’s professional practice.  By examining student and adult work through collaborative reflection, educators hold themselves accountable for continuous improvement toward helping every student learn and every professional improve their practice.

PLCs are forming at all the campuses.  If you are interested in joining a group or want more information about PLCs at PCC you can talk with the TLC coordinators, contact Sally Earll or the facilitator at the campus of your choice.

Campus facilitators

Carly Vollet
Lara Messersmith-Glavin, Christine Manning and Sandy Neps
Rock Creek:
Theresa Love and Sally Earll