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Pathways Response: A Professional Learning Community (PLC)
A Pathways Professional Learning Community
3-7 teachers who meet for 1-2 hours weekly to reflect on and discuss what is involved in knowing, learning and teaching concepts. (A school based facilitator is responsible for focusing the discussions.)

Activities of the PLC:
-Unpack and discuss what is involved in understanding an idea
- Discuss and evaluate student thinking (interview students)
-Reflect on the effectiveness of instruction in promoting student learning
-Eventually move to cycle of planning, developing, teaching, studying and refining conceptually focused lessons