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SSWAA Webinar: “Forming Evidence-Informed, Data-Driven Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

Part of the 2016-2017 SSWAA Webinar Series

 Export to Your Calendar 4/27/2017
When: April 27, 2017
11:00 AM Central Standard
Where: United States
Contact: Rebecca Kunkel Oliver

Online registration is available until: 4/27/2017
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April 27, 2017, 11:00 - 12:30 PM CST

Presented by:  Dr. Michael Kelly, Associate Professor of Social Work, Loyola University

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have become mainstays of the K-12 education landscape, but most of the PLCs to date have focused on teachers and learning about specific curricular areas.  This webinar will describe how school social workers can form their own PLCs to enhance their school social work practice.  Dr. Kelly will share research drawing from PLCs he’s helped lead in Wyoming, Illinois, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada. Practical suggestions for starting your own PLC in your district will be offered, as well as online resources to draw on to make your PLCs effective.

Goals and Learning Objectives:

1)      Participants will identify the key components of Professional Learning Communities in K-12 education based on a review of the education literature.

2)      Participants will learn about a variety of PLC models that have been implemented by school social workers in a variety of grade level contexts and geographical regions, and apply these model ideas to their own context.

3)      Participants will learn how to start their own PLC in their district and will be able to identify the key first steps needed to form effective PLCs.


The School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) is pleased to offer a webinar series on research topics related to school social work.   Please note that all webinars are being recorded and will be available even if you are not able to attend during the actual webinar event.

Member rate for individual Webinars will be $25 (1.5 CEUs per Webinar) or a Package of 5 Webinars for $100. 

Non-Member Rate for individual Webinars will be $40 and $160 for a Package of 5 Webinars.    

(If you prefer to pay for the whole Package of Five (5) Webinars instead, you can access more information   or  register here. )

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