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Developing Professional Practices to Improve Student Outcomes Through Professional Learning Communities

Professional learning is an opportunity to improve skills, learn from others’ experiences, and reflect on what does and does not work in practice. As professional learners, educators come to new learning experiences with preconceived ideas about what they already know and what they hope to get from a learning experience. This paper outlines the most effective ways for educators to develop their professional practices and improve student outcomes through professional learning communities (PLCs).