Professional Learning Community: Friday Early Release

  • IMAGE: Four adults sitting at a table reviewing papers. Every Friday when children leave school early at 12:55 or 1:40 p.m., teachers collaborate with one another in grade level teams to plan instructional experiences for students. During this time, teachers work on the following: 

    • Write weekly lesson plans
    • Create curriculum maps
    • Design common assessments
    • Plan interventions and enrichment for small groups and individuals
    • Share instructional strategies

     Providing time for planning provides consistency across classrooms and throughout the school.