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Teachers and Administrators Attend PLC Conference

This week, nearly sixty Willis ISD teachers and administrators traveled to San Antonio for a Solution Tree conference focused on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and the Response to Intervention (RTI) method.
“I had the pleasure of attending this conference with Willis ISD this week. Watching teachers and administrators come together to create learning communities throughout the district is rewarding and exciting,” said Tom Crowe, Superintendent. “We expect our students to learn, and likewise we must expect our teachers and administrators to learn and grow. Student learning is dependent on educator learning.”
Both Parmley (June 2020; April 2023) and C.C. Hardy (April 2021) have been named Model PLC at work schools by Solution Tree for sustained success in raising student achievement. Just this week, Roark Early Education Center received word that they, too have been named a Model PLC at work school.
PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is on-going, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators to:
1. Focus on learning.
2. Build a collaborative culture.
3. Create a results orientation.