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Component 4d: Participating in a Professional Community

Charlotte Danielson’s Description of Component 4d

Danielson, Charlotte. "Component 4d: Participating in a Professional Community." Enhancing Professional Practice: a Framework for Teaching. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007. 99 - 102. Print.

Superintendent Tierney’s Letter to Faculty about the Responsibilities Required of PLCs

PLC Description for K-5 teachers

PLC Description for MS/HS Teachers

Professional Learning Community Book Resources

Blankstein, Alan M. Failure Is Not an Option: 6 Principles for Making Student Success the Only Option. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2010. Print.

DuFour, Richard, et al. Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree, 2010. Print.

DuFour, Richard, Robert E. Eaker, and Rebecca Burnette. DuFour. On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities. Bloomington, IN: National Educational Service, 2005. Print.

Schmoker, Michael J. "Professional Learning Communities: The Surest, Fastest Path to Instructional Improvement." Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2006. Print.


Big Ideas in Professional Learning Communities

DuFour, Richard. "What Is a Professional Learning Community?" Educational Leadership 61.8 (2004): 6-11. Web. .

Professional Learning Community Resources Website

"All Things PLC, All in One Place." AllThingsPLC: Research, Education Tools and Blog for Building a Professional Learning Community. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. .

Dover Union Free School District   2368 Rt 22   Dover Plains, NY 12522   Phone: (845) 877-5700   Fax: (845) 877-5766

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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