Wylie ISD Recognized as Model Professional Learning Community at Work District
Solution Tree recently recognized Wylie ISD as a Model Professional Learning Community at Work® School District for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The district’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process has significantly contributed to the improved achievement of its students. Wylie ISD joins only two other Texas districts and 30 districts nationwide in receiving this coveted distinction.
PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is ongoing, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three main ideas of a PLC ask educators to:
- Focus on learning
- Build a collaborative culture
- Create a results orientation
“We are honored to receive the Model PLC district designation,” Superintendent Dr. David Vinson said. “One of Wylie ISD’s board goals is to ensure academic achievement for every student. This recognition validates the work we’ve done behind the scenes to help all students thrive in the classroom.”
Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts, implementation of these concepts for at least three years, and clear evidence of improved student learning. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must explain its practices, structures, and culture and submit its application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee.
“We are committed to providing exemplary education and ensuring every student achieves academic success no matter the classroom or the school,” Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kim Spicer said. “This is made possible through professional learning communities and the shared dedication of staff to focus on the student learning experience.”
According to the Champions of PLC at Work®, educators in the schools and districts selected for this recognition have shown “a sustained commitment to helping all of their students achieve at high levels. They have been willing to alter the structure and culture of the organization to reflect their commitment. We applaud them and congratulate them for achieving this very significant milestone on the never-ending PLC journey.”
Recognized model PLC schools and districts are listed on allthingsplc.info, where they share implementation strategies, structures, and performance with other educators interested in improving their schools. For more information about Wylie ISD’s journey, visit AllThingsPLC.