PLC conference

Victoria ISD is committed to supporting a clear path for moving forward and emerging stronger. 

VISD will host a Professional Learning Communities (PLC) at Work LIVE Institute conference for the second year. The conference will be held June 14-16  at the Victoria College Emerging Technology Center and will feature a mix of live-streamed and face-to-face sessions. 

“We are excited to continue our work with professional learning communities,” said Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability Tammy Sestak. “In VISD, we believe exceptional staff are what makes students’ success possible. Through PLCs, teams of teachers have opportunities to learn together by collaboratively identifying essential learning standards, defining student success criteria, and ensuring high levels of learning for all students.”

PLCs are a proven, sustained school improvement process, and the PLC at Work Institute is designed to illuminate our next steps and re-inspire our hearts and minds. When educators have a clear sense of the purpose, direction, and the ideal future state of their school, they are better able to understand their ongoing roles within the school. 

Hosting a PLC at Work LIVE Institute is the most cost-effective investment in professional learning and will assist us in garnering the support needed to: 

  • Build capacity among all new and veteran teachers to deepen and sustain effective teaching and learning 
  • Stabilize and support teams to ensure students have access to grade-level instruction 
  • Create and propel productive habits and routines to inform and accelerate student learning 
  • Recognize the purpose at the heart of each team's work together to achieve what they cannot do alone 
  • Restore and increase the passion of teachers by creating the conditions that allow them to successfully do their work

In addition to the PLC at Work LIVE Institute, VISD staff will have opportunities to participate in professional learning throughout the months of June and July. Highlighted opportunities include extensive curriculum writing opportunities, three separate options to participate in English as a Second Language (ESL) training to prepare for successful completion of the ESL certification exam, training in the new elementary Math curriculum (STEMScopes), Gifted and Talented Foundational training and updates, Advancement Via Individual Determination implementation session and more.